2014 Volkswagen GTI Oil Change

2014 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Volkswagen GTI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2014 Volkswagen GTI Engine Oil

Need more info about 2014 Volkswagen GTI oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Volkswagen recommends having your 2014 Volkswagen GTI’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your GTI may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen GTI. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2014 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 most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2014 GTI. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your GTI’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 GTI 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? We carry the best because your GTI deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen GTI oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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] There's also 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2014 Volkswagen GTI, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen GTI Oil Change

When the time for your GTI’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your GTI’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2014 Volkswagen GTIs. Let the experts take care of your GTI’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2014 Volkswagen GTI Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen GTI engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 GTI exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. 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 2014 GTI

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