Oil Changes for 2015 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2015 Volkswagen Passat? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2015 Volkswagen Passat Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Passat’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 having your 2015 Volkswagen Passat’s motor oil changed 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 engine knocking, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 2015 Volkswagen Passat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2015 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Passat’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 preferences, and mileage.

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 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] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel 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 selecting the right motor oil for your 2015 Volkswagen Passat, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2015 Volkswagen Passat Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Passat needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volkswagen vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Passat oil change will cost by calling ahead. 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.

2015 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 you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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 with your vehicle 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown 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.