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Volkswagen Tiguan Oil Change

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a dependable SUV. While it delivers a smooth, capable ride, it needs maintenance just like any other vehicle. If you’re looking to schedule a VW Tiguan oil change appointment near Toms River, Brick, or Freehold, schedule a service appointment at Toms River Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Tiguan Oil Change

When to Get an Oil Change

Every vehicle has its own recommended maintenance schedule. What you drive plays a big part in how often you’ll need to get an oil change. It also depends on what kind of oil your vehicle takes. For example, conventional oil usually requires an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or once every six months.

However, most vehicles on the road today use synthetic oil. It’s designed to last longer and operate under more extreme temperatures. The Volkswagen Tiguan runs on synthetic oil and usually requires an oil change once a year, or every 10,000 miles.

Why an Oil Change is So Important

Oil is essential to keeping your engine in good condition. There are lots of moving parts under the hood. All that machinery generates a lot of heat. Without proper lubrication, friction can build up between the parts of your engine. Over time, that can cause problems and result in your parts breaking down.

That’s where oil comes in. It takes care of your engine in two ways. First, it prevents friction and overheating by cooling the parts of your engine. Second, it lubricates your engine so everything will run smoothly.

Taking care of your engine is hard work. After enough time and miles, even the toughest motor oil starts to break down. Eventually, it stops working as an effective lubricant. It even changes color. That’s why getting an oil change is an important part of your SUV’s routine maintenance.

Signs Your SUV Needs and Oil Change

If you’re not sure how long it’s been since your last oil change, that’s fine. Your Volkswagen Tiguan has a few ways of reminding you that it’s time for maintenance. Some of the warning signs that you should look and listen for include:

  • Oil Pressure Warning Light – If your SUV is low on oil or overdue for an oil change, you should see a dashboard warning light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can.
  • Knocking Sound – Since oil helps your engine run smoothly, not having enough of it will cause your engine to work harder than usual. This can cause your engine to sound louder than usual. It often creates a knocking sound that you’ll hear throughout your drive.
  • Dark Oil – It’s easy to check your oil. Just pop the hood and pull out the dipstick. You’ll be able to check your oil levels and see if the oil has changed color. New, healthy oil looks golden brown and flows freely. Old oil looks like a thick, black sludge.

Schedule an Oil Change

Visit our VW service center to learn more about your Volkswagen Tiguan oil change schedule. At Toms River VW, we’re proud to have a team of highly trained technicians. They take care of routine maintenance for drivers all over Toms River, Brick, and Freehold. If you’re due for an oil change or notice any of these warning signs, schedule service with us online.

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