2009 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 changing your 2009 Jetta’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Jetta 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 vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volkswagen if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Jetta. 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 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 most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2009 Jetta. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Jetta’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check 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 Jetta by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? Your Jetta engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  2009 Jetta 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Jetta needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volkswagen vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2009 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.

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Jetta engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen Jetta engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Jetta oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Jetta spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Jetta

Help your 2009 Jetta engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!