How To Check Your Volkswagen’s Oil

One of the most important parts of maintaining your Volkswagen and keeping it running like new is checking and changing your oil routinely. Conway area drivers can learn how to check their oil from our family operated and locally owned VW service center.

First, it is important to make sure your car is at operating temperature, but the engine should be turned off and parked on level ground. Open the hood and locate the dipstick, which should have a yellow handle to make identification easier. It should also be identified in the owner’s manual.

Pull the dipstick out and wipe it clean with a dry rag. Reinsert the dipstick as far as it can go, and pull it back out. If the oil mark falls within the cross-hatched area at the bottom of the dipstick, your oil level is fine and you are good to go. If it falls below that, you’ll need to top off the oil.

How Conway Drivers Can Refill Their VW Oil Tank

The first step to refilling your engine’s oil level is making sure you have the right type. Your owner’s manual will have the acceptable types of oil for your vehicle for your particular model.

Locate the filler cap on the top of the engine, remove it, and place a funnel into the reservoir. Be sure not to overfill; you should have about a quart of oil in there. An engine with too much oil can be just as dangerous to your car as an engine with not enough oil.

Before closing the hood, make sure you check the dipstick one more time to ensure the oil is at the proper level and clean up any oil spills that may have been made.

If you are confused about when you should be changing the oil in your car, you can check out our Conway area service center’s VW maintenance schedule. Don’t worry about the cost of bringing it in–the first three oil changes after you buy your car are on us!

Contact us today to schedule a service appointment if you would like one of our certified technicians to take you through the process of changing your car’s oil.