2018 Volkswagen Golf R Oil Change Service

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Volkswagen Golf R? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 2018 Volkswagen Golf R’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Golf R may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volkswagen Golf R. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Volkswagen Golf R?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volkswagen Golf R. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2018 Volkswagen Golf R vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Golf R'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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Golf R by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working 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 Golf R, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Golf R

When the time for your Golf R’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. To find out how much a 2018 Golf R oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Golf R 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

  • Should I check my Volkswagen Golf R motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Golf R’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Golf R oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 Golf R exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 Golf R

Help your 2018 Volkswagen Golf R run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.