2010 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change Service

2010 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2010 Volkswagen Passat Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2010 Volkswagen Passat? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2010 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. Your Passat may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 2010 Volkswagen Passat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2010 Passat. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Passat’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2010 Volkswagen Passat, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2010 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Passat needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor 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.

2010 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 you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen Passat oil at home? 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2010 Passat

Help your 2010 Volkswagen Passat run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.