1993 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

1993 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1993 Volkswagen Passat Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1993 Volkswagen Passat? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 1993 Passat’s oil should be changed according to Volkswagen’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Passat in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Passat may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Passat. 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 Passat?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1993 Volkswagen Passat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1993 Passat. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Passat’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Passat by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Passat engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  1993 Passat 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1993 Volkswagen Passat, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

When it's time for a 1993 Volkswagen Passat oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Passat’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1993 Volkswagen Passats. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Passat's engine. 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.

1993 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Volkswagen Passat motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen Passat engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen Passat oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1993 Passat

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