Oil Changes for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2012 Jetta’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Jetta in the above table. Outside of Volkswagen-recommended oil change intervals, your Jetta may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock 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, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volkswagen Jetta. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

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

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Volkswagen Jetta motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2012 Jetta. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate 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, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find 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. 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. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made 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 2012 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’ll know where to get it. 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. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Jetta today. 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.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Jetta? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, 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 oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Jetta

Help your 2012 Jetta engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!