Oil Changes for 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Engine Oil

Need more info about 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

Your 1990 Cabriolet’s oil should be changed according to Volkswagen’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Cabriolet may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle 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 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?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volkswagen Cabriolet. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 Cabriolet. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Cabriolet's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cabriolet by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? Your Cabriolet engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Cabriolet

When the time for your Cabriolet’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Cabriolets. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1990 Cabriolet oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Cabriolet's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Cabriolet engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Cabriolet’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Cabriolet 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Cabriolet engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!