1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Volkswagen Vanagon

Help your 1991 Vanagon engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Change 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Your 1991 Vanagon’s oil should be changed according to Volkswagen’s recommended oil change 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 see an excess amount of 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. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1991 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 recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1991 Vanagon. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Vanagon’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil 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 Vanagon by taking into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volkswagens

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volkswagen? Your Vanagon engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. 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. Always refer to Volkswagen's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon.

Where to Go for 1991 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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive 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. 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.

1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volkswagen Vanagon? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, 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.
  • Can I change my 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Vanagon exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.
  • Who does Volkswagen Vanagon oil changes? Firestone Complete Auto Care performs Volkswagen Vanagon oil changes and more! Our technicians also replace oil filters, troubleshoot oil leaks, and advise on the right oil for your ride.
  • Why is my Volkswagen Vanagon oil light illuminated? If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Volkswagen Vanagon oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • Do I need to change my Vanagon's oil filter when I get an oil change? It’s highly advised you replace the oil filter in your Volkswagen Vanagon every time you change the oil. After all, what’s the point of changing our oil if you’re just going to send fresh, clean engine oil through an already dirty filter?