2013 Volkswagen GTI Oil Change

2013 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Volkswagen GTI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2013 Volkswagen GTI Oil

Need more info about 2013 Volkswagen GTI oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2013 GTI’s oil should be changed according to Volkswagen’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your GTI in the above table. No matter the mileage, your GTI may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volkswagen GTI. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2013 Volkswagen GTI?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volkswagen GTI. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2013 GTI. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your GTI’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your GTI by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  2013 GTI 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volkswagen's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen GTI

The next time your Volkswagen GTI needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your GTI’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2013 Volkswagen GTIs. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your GTI 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 2013 Volkswagen GTI

  • Should I check my Volkswagen GTI motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen GTI engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen GTI 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen GTI exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen GTI Oil Changed

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