1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volkswagen Vanagon’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Volkswagen recommends having your 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Vanagon in the above table. Your Vanagon may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volkswagen Vanagon. 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 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volkswagen Vanagon. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1984 Vanagon. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Vanagon’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect 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 Vanagon by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

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. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon, defer to Volkswagen's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Vanagon needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volkswagen Vanagons. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volkswagen Vanagon oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Vanagon’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.

1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volkswagen Vanagon engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Volkswagen Vanagon engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Vanagon oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Vanagon exhaust smoke grayish 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Changed

Help your 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.