Oil Changes for 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1999 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1999 Volkswagen Passat Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1999 Volkswagen Passat? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1999 Passat’s oil at regular 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 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, 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. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1999 Volkswagen Passat?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1999 Volkswagen Passat motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1999 Passat. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Passat's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential 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 Passat by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Passat deserves 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1999 Volkswagen Passat, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

When the time for your Passat’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Passats. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Passat oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Passat's engine. 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.

1999 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Passat? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Volkswagen Passat engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Passat 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. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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 1999 Passat

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