1998 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Service

1998 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1998 Volkswagen Passat Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Volkswagen Passat? 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. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volkswagen recommends changing your 1998 Passat’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Passat 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 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Passat. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Volkswagen Passat Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Volkswagen Passat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1998 Passat. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Passat's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Passat by considering your driving style, local climate,

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! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver 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 1998 Volkswagen Passat.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Volkswagen Passat oil change, you know where to turn. 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. To find out how much a 1998 Passat oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Passat 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.

1998 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Passat engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen Passat engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 Passat spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Passat

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