Oil Changes for 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Volkswagen Touareg Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Volkswagen Touareg? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Touareg’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volkswagen recommends changing your 2016 Touareg’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Touareg in the above table. Outside of Volkswagen-recommended oil change intervals, your Touareg may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volkswagen Touareg. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 Volkswagen Touareg motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2016 Touareg. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Touareg's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Touareg by taking into account your driving preferences, 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 Touareg deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen Touareg 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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] 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volkswagen Touareg

When the time for your Touareg’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Touaregs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2016 Touareg oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Touareg’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Touareg engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Touareg’s 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? 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Touareg exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Touareg

Help your 2016 Touareg engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!