Oil Changes for 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

How Often to Get 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 changing your 1987 Vanagon’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Vanagon in the above table. Outside of Volkswagen-recommended oil change intervals, your Vanagon may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. 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 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volkswagen has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1987 Vanagon. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Vanagon's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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 what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Vanagon deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volkswagen Vanagon 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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? 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. 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 picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon, refer to Volkswagen's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change

The next time your Volkswagen Vanagon needs an 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. Find out how much your Volkswagen Vanagon oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Vanagon's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Vanagon? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Volkswagen Vanagon engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Volkswagen Vanagon oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Vanagon

Give your Vanagon’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.