Volkswagen of Fredericksburg

5208 Jefferson Davis Highway
Directions Fredericksburg, VA 22408

  • Sales: 540-898-1600
  • Parts and Service: (888) 379-5962

Oil Change Services Fredericksburg, VA

Why Should I Get My Oil Changed?

There are many different moving parts in a vehicle that are used when you are traveling. The moving parts of the engine, like pistons, require oil to operate. Why do you need oil for these parts? For one, it keeps those parts lubricated so that when they are moving several hundred times a minute they keep working smoothly. Secondly, oil dissipates some of the heat that builds up from these parts moving so fast. Lastly, the oil in your engine helps to prevent dirt and grime from building up in your engine and clogging up the system.

When It's Time for Your Next Oil Change

When do you need to get your oil changed? If this question had been posed around 10 years ago, then the recommendation would be to change you oil every 3,000 miles; however, this isn't necessarily the norm anymore. Modern synthetic oils have advanced quite a bit over time to the point where you can go longer on an oil change. You should consult your owner's manual, the oil packaging, and mechanic for the recommendation. Generally, if you drive short distances around Fredericksburg or Washington D.C., then it is recommended to change your oil every 5,000 miles, but if you drive long distances on highways like I-95, then you can change your oil every 7,500 miles. Just keep an eye of your oil and check it ever once and a while to make sure that you still have the recommended amount of oil in your engine and that your oil is not starting to turn a darker color because of the dirt and grime. If you need some help on how to check your oil, then check out our support videos for more information.

Visit Us in Fredericksburg for Your Oil Change Today

All residents within the Fredericksburg, Richmond, or Washington D.C. area who drive need to change their oil to keep their vehicles running smoothly. When it comes time to get your oil changed, visit us at our service center at Volkswagen of Fredericksburg for professional and quick service. Schedule your oil change service with us online now!