Oil Changes for 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1991 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 vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volkswagen Cabriolet. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volkswagen Cabriolet Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Cabriolet's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cabriolet engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  1991 Cabriolet 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 example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volkswagen's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet.

Where to Go for 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Change

When the time for your Cabriolet’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Cabriolet oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cabriolet’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1991 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 you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Cabriolet’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Cabriolet spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Cabriolet Oil Changed

Help your 1991 Cabriolet engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!