1985 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1985 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1985 Volkswagen Jetta? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 1985 Volkswagen Jetta’s motor oil changed 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 Volkswagen Jetta motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1985 Jetta. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Jetta’s oil, replace and recycle your used 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 drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Jetta by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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 proven winners. 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. 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 fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 Volkswagen Jetta, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Jetta

The next time your Volkswagen Jetta needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Jetta’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Jetta oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Jetta’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1985 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Volkswagen Jetta motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Volkswagen Jetta 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 oil on my own? 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. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Jetta

Help your 1985 Jetta engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!