How Often Should I Change the Oil on my Audi or Volkswagen?


If you own a newer Audi or Volkswagen you will notice that the recommended oil change interval has been extended from 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles. This is just wrong!

Let’s look at why this is not a good idea:

  • The oil has not changed much at all since the interval has changed.
  • As the oil gets older and breaks down it will tend to burn more… have you been adding oil after 5,000 miles??? Think about it.
  • As the oil breaks down it also loses its ability to provide superior lubrication like it should.
  • It is a good idea to have your car looked at every 5,000 instead of 10,000. A lot can go wrong in 10,000 miles. If you can catch things early it will save you money!
  • The oil change intervals along with all other maintenance intervals are based on “normal driving conditions” Do you consider living in New England “normal”?

Quoted right from the Audi maintenance information found in your owners manual:

Audi VW Engine oil change

“NOTE: The intervals shown in this table are based on vehicles operating under normal conditions. In case of severe conditions, such as extremely low temperatures, excessive dust, etc., it is necessary for certain operations to be carried out in between the given intervals. This applies particularly to engine oil changes and the cleaning or replacing of the air cleaner filter element.”

Customers who follow our maintenance intervals are much happier with having lower repair bills, better performance, better fuel economy,  and overall a vehicle that is much nicer to drive.

Schedule your next Audi/VW oil change with us by setting up an appointment online, or giving us a call!