1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Oil Change Service

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 having your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cabrio in the above table. Your Cabrio 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volkswagen Cabrio. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volkswagen Cabrio Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 Cabrio. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Cabrio's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cabrio by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cabrio engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  1998 Cabrio 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Cabrio Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volkswagen vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Volkswagen Cabrios. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Cabrio's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Cabrio? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Cabrio’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Cabrio oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Cabrio exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Cabrio

Help your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.