1983 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1983 Volkswagen Jetta Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Jetta’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volkswagen recommends changing your 1983 Jetta’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Jetta in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Jetta may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Jetta. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volkswagen Jetta?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volkswagen Jetta. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1983 Jetta. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Jetta’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Jetta by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Jetta engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen Jetta 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 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 1983 Volkswagen Jetta.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Jetta

When the time for your Jetta’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Jettas. 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 1983 Jetta oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Jetta's engine. 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.

1983 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Jetta engine? 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 Jetta engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen Jetta oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 Jetta exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Jetta

Help your 1983 Jetta engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!