Oil Changes for 2009 Volkswagen Passat

2009 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2009 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2009 Volkswagen Passat Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Passat’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2009 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 engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volkswagen if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Passat. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2009 Volkswagen Passat motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2009 Passat. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an 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 important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Passat by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Volkswagen's recommendations to select the right  2009 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2009 Volkswagen Passat, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Passat

When it's time for a 2009 Volkswagen Passat oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volkswagen vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2009 Volkswagen Passats. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Passat today. 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.

2009 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Passat engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Volkswagen Passat engine to fail. 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. 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 Passat spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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.

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.