1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

How Often to Get 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 having your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Vanagon may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volkswagen recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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?

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 1985 Vanagon. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Vanagon’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? We carry the best because your Vanagon deserves the best. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

When the time for your Vanagon’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Vanagon’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1985 Volkswagen Vanagons. Let the experts take care of your Vanagon’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Vanagon? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Vanagon’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 Vanagon oil at home? 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 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 exhaust smoke gray 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Changed

Help your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.