1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

When to Change 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Engine Oil

Need more info about 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.

Your 1983 Vanagon’s oil should be changed according to Volkswagen’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Vanagon may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volkswagen Vanagon. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Volkswagen Vanagon Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1983 Vanagon. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Vanagon’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Vanagon by considering your driving style, climate,

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  1983 Vanagon 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 tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volkswagen's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

When it's time for a 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Vanagon’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1983 Vanagon oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Vanagon’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.

1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Vanagon engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Volkswagen Vanagon 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 figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Vanagon exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1983 Vanagon

Help your 1983 Vanagon engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!