2008 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Service

2008 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2008 Volkswagen Passat Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Volkswagen Passat? Turn to 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 2008 Passat’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Volkswagen-recommended oil change intervals, your Passat 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volkswagen if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 2008 Volkswagen Passat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2008 Passat. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Passat’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen Passat 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 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Volkswagen Passat, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Volkswagen Passat oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Passats. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2008 Passat oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Passat'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.

2008 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Volkswagen Passat motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Passat’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Passat spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Passat Oil Changed

Help your 2008 Volkswagen Passat run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.