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Learn About Routine Volkswagen Oil Changes at Our Dealership in Lowell, MA

Most drivers know that they need to get their vehicle's oil changed on a regular basis, but many don't know exactly how often or the reasons that they need an oil change. At Gervais Volkswagen of Lowell we believe that you should have all of the most relevant information about your vehicle; knowing the purpose of major aspects of your vehicle might be able to help you identify what the source of a problem that you are having is. While our car service team in Lowell, MA is always here to get your vehicle back to its best condition, you are the first line of defense in preventing major mechanical issues. Learn more below, or schedule your oil change service at our dealership in Lowell, MA today!

How Often Does my Volkswagen Need an Oil Change?

3,000 to 5,000 miles might be the standard for many vehicles - primarily older model years - Volkswagen makes sure you don't need a service that often. Volkswagen models newer than 2009 are recommended for an oil change every 10,000 miles or once a year. You can get a more accurate distance from your owner's manual or by asking one of our VW service technicians, but this is a good rule of thumb to follow when considering if your new Volkswagen model needs an oil change. There are many factors to consider when you look at the distance between oil changes though.

You will need an oil change at lower intervals if you:

  • take many short trips
  • drive in dusty conditions like gravel or dirt roads
  • have a turbocharged engine
  • have an engine with high mileage
  • drive in extreme heat

The Benefits of Regular Oil Changes


Oil is essential to the proper function of your engine. While it is probably one of the most talked about components of your car, truck, or SUV, you might not know exactly what it does. Every vehicle that uses engine oil also has an oil filter that catches all of the microscopic wear and debris that the oil collects from around the engine. A cleaner engine will help promote a longer engine lifespan, lower emission, better gas mileage, and better performance.

Signs That You Need an Oil Change


Since car oil is such a vital component of your vehicle, we wanted to make sure you will notice if you are in need of a change. There are many sounds, smells, and sights that can signify you need an oil change. If you notice that your engine is louder than normal, smell oil inside your car, or see dark exhaust smoke, it is time to bring in your vehicle so that a professional can change your oil and make sure there are no other problems.

There are also a few more obvious indicators like a low oil level when you check it, oil that is darker than the ordinary amber color, or if you have a dashboard light that alerts you when you need an oil change.


Get an Oil Change for Your Vehicle Near Nashua, NH


We want everyone to be able to feel confident while they are behind the wheel of their vehicle, and regular oil changes are the easiest way to make that happen. The experts in our Volkswagen service department can easily flush the current oil, replace the filter, and put in clean oil to keep your engine running its best; we can also perform all the other routine maintenance that you could need including tire rotations and brake inspections.

You are encouraged to visit our VW service center near Billerica whenever you need an oil change!




Gervais Volkswagen of Lowell

6-B Industrial Ave
Directions Lowell, MA 01851

  • Sales: (978) 454-1202
  • Service: (978) 454-1202
  • Parts: (978) 454-1202


  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed