The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and enabling peak performance. Discover here how to find the right engine oil, the differences between the various grades and how to interpret the abbreviations.
More efficient and more reliable. With these goals in mind, Volkswagen has been developing high-performance engine oils together with Castrol since 1999, resulting in innovations that are constantly being optimised to the limits of performance, thereby far surpassing standard releases and specifications.
Higher efficiency through less friction.
Due to long-term stability and lower ash content - even in the case of diesel vehicles with particle filters.
Reduces friction to a minimum.
Compare the specification in your owner's manual with the labelling on the engine oil bottle (VW standard).
A secure film of lubricant must be guaranteed, even when subject to extreme outside and engine temperatures. The service wallet will help you find the right engine oil. Only use oil that has been approved by the manufacturer so your engine stays clean, acidic combustion products are neutralised and the build up of sludge is prevented.
Diesel or petrol engines: In principle, only oils serving the same engine concept may be mixed - including synthetic with mineral oils. The engine oil must meet at least the prescribed performance characteristics set out in the VW standard - the quality may also be higher.
By using unapproved engine oil you not only risk damaging the engine - it also usually voids the guarantee.
The quality of engine oils is defined by a combination of letters and numbers. The different specifications describe the right oil for your engine concept. Don't get stuck in the slow lane: Stick to the manufacturer's specifications and you'll be guaranteed a long engine life.
So SAE 5W-30 no longer feels like an impossible formula. Do you know where to find the oil flow properties in cold temperatures on the container? And why these properties should preferably have as small a value as possible at low temperatures? Time to find out.
Even the best engine oil needs the correct fill level to protect your engine. Too little oil: Metal rubs on metal and may damage the engine. If there is too much oil, it may get into the combustion chamber and result in damage to the catalytic converter. Therefore, pay attention to the oil display and manually check the oil level on a regular basis.
Is illuminated: engine oil level too low.
Switch off the engine and check the engine oil level.
Flashing: Engine oil system faulty.
Visit a specialist and have the engine oil sensor checked.
Switch off the engine and measure the oil level.
Are the lights still flashing?
To avoid any damages, switch off the engine immediately and seek assistance from a Volkswagen partner.
Your Owner's Manual will tell you when it is time to have your engine oil changed.
Every 15,000 km, but at least once a year.
Journey upon journey, engine oil battles against huge pressure, resistance and temperatures.It neutralises fine dust, acids and water. Even the best oil, however, wears out with time. Residues accumulate.
The oil filter collects the combustion residues and dirt that the oil absorbs in the engine and clogs up over time. It should therefore be changed at the same time. For a long engine life.