Oil Changes for 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet

How Often to Get 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Cabriolet’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 1989 Cabriolet’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cabriolet in the above table. Outside of Volkswagen-recommended oil change intervals, your Cabriolet may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Cabriolet. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Volkswagen Cabriolet Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1989 Cabriolet. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Cabriolet’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cabriolet by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Cabriolet deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Cabriolet

When it's time for a 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cabriolet’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1989 Cabriolet oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cabriolet today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Cabriolet engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Cabriolet’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen Cabriolet oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Changed

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