Irvine, CA is a beautiful and vibrant city nestled in the heart of Orange County. It’s home to several parks, Universities, and has been the setting in numerous movies. Irvine even features two of California’s most notable highways, I-405 and I-5, which converge just south of the Irvine Spectrum Center.
But when it comes to tackling these roads for any major getaways, or just short trips around Orange County, it’s important that you properly maintain your vehicle. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your VW is in great shape is by keeping up with your oil changes. Luckily, you can get a Volkswagen oil change in Irvine very easily. All you have to do is drop by and see us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine.
When to Change Oil in Your Volkswagen
At our dealership, we have an entire team of technicians that are Volkswagen Certified. Since an oil change is one of the most common forms of service, you can take comfort in the fact that our team performs them daily. They’ll easily change your oil in no time so you can head back out on the road and enjoy the exceptional performance of your vehicle. You and your VW are in great hands when you’re at our Service Department.
The Importance of an Oil Change
Routine oil changes are extremely important if you want your vehicle to perform at its best and its most efficient. Oil helps lubricate the moving metal parts and components in your engine. It allows these parts to move without the threat of creating friction. The lubricant even helps keep the parts clean by absorbing the debris that winds up in your engine. However, because oil catches the dirt and debris that’s floating around in your engine, it gets darker and less effective at keeping the moving parts lubricated if not changed in a timely manner.
Knowing When to Change Your Oil
When you’re trying to keep your car running at its best, it’s important to know when to change oil in a Volkswagen. The VW engine is a finely tuned machine, and it requires synthetic oil. This oil is broken down to its basic chemicals so the impurities can be easily removed. Synthetic oil lasts longer than conventional oil, and when it comes to your VW model, it’s recommended that you have your oil changed between 7,500 and 10,000 miles.
What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil
It’s never recommended to forgo your oil change. Putting this service off can have some detrimental effects to your vehicle. The most common problem facing your vehicle when you put off the oil change is overheating. This occurs because the components that are moving have begun creating friction due to the lack of lubrication. Eventually, your engine parts will seize up and your vehicle won’t be able to function. Putting off the oil change can result in having to replace your entire engine, which is way more expensive and time consuming than a simple oil change.