2013 Volkswagen Routan Oil Change

2013 Volkswagen Routan Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Volkswagen Routan? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2013 Volkswagen Routan Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2013 Volkswagen Routan? Turn to 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 having your 2013 Volkswagen Routan’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Routan may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volkswagen Routan. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2013 Volkswagen Routan?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2013 Volkswagen Routan motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2013 Routan. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Routan's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 Routan by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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 Routan deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen Routan 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made 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. Always refer to Volkswagen's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2013 Volkswagen Routan.

Where to Go for 2013 Volkswagen Routan Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Routan needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Routans. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2013 Volkswagen Routans. Let the experts take care of your Routan’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2013 Volkswagen Routan

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Routan? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen Routan engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volkswagen Routan oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Routan spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Routan

Help your 2013 Routan engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!