2018 Volkswagen Atlas Oil Change

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Atlas’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Volkswagen recommends changing your 2018 Atlas’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Atlas in the above table. Your Atlas may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volkswagen if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volkswagen Atlas. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volkswagen Atlas?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2018 Volkswagen Atlas motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2018 Atlas. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Atlas's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Atlas by considering your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Atlas engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  2018 Atlas oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Atlas

The next time your Volkswagen Atlas needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Atlass. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Atlas oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Atlas today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Atlas? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Atlas’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Atlas spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 Atlas

Give your Atlas’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.