, 2019-07-05 00:05:51

Engine oil.

Your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle deserves the original: Volkswagen Genuine engine oil.

It lubricates, protects and cleans the engine: Volkswagen Genuine engine oil has been specially developed for your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle. Read and discover why not all engine oils are equal. Find out about the different types along with useful information about oil filters and changing them.

The right engine oil.

Optimum protection for your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle.

Volkswagen LongLife III high-performance engine oil.

The elixir of life for your engine.

More than 1000 rpm, a pressure of more than 10 tonnes/cm² and temperatures of up to 2,000 °C: engines are subject to extreme conditions every single time you take them out. Volkswagen Genuine engine oil helps it out along the way: it dissipates heat quickly, binds harmful pollutants and reduces friction. Volkswagen Genuine engine oil is tailored precisely to the needs of Volkswagen engines. Ensuring that your commercial vehicle runs like greased lightning.


Castrol EDGE Professional LongLife III.

The clever alternative.

As part of our global partnership, Volkswagen research and development teams work closely with Castrol’s chemists and engineers to optimise the performance of engines and transmission systems. This technology partnership has given rise to lubricants that fulfil even Volkswagen’s demanding standards.

Recommended by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Castrol EDGE Professional LongLife III is another engine oil that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recommends for your vehicle. The specially developed lubricant protects your engine against wear while also ensuring maximum performance. 

The right way to check the oil level.

Should the engine be cold or warm? Still full or not enough oil? View our image gallery to find out the right way to check the oil level.
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    Run the engine until warm.

    Drive your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle at least 10 km to warm up the engine.

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    Let the vehicle stand.

    Park your vehicle on a level surface and switch off the engine. Then let the vehicle stand for two minutes to allow the warm engine oil to collect in the oil sump.

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    Pull out the dipstick.

    Open the bonnet and pull out the dipstick.

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    Clean the dipstick.

    Clean the dipstick with a lint-free cloth.

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    Check the oil level.

    Insert the dipstick into the measuring opening slowly to prevent the oil from surging up the dipstick.

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    Read the oil level.

    Insert the dipstick into the measuring opening slowly to prevent the oil from surging up the dipstick.


Always keep 1 litre of oil on board.

The 1-litre bottle from Volkswagen is ideal for longer journeys.
Simply stow it in the luggage compartment.

A superior partner for your engine.

Volkswagen Genuine engine oil ensures maximum performance.

The oil service for your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle.


Extend the life of your engine with the Volkswagen oil service. We professionally replace your used oil. To ensure that the new oil remains clean even longer, we also replace the oil filters and seals – naturally with Volkswagen Genuine Parts®. The benefits at a glance:

  • High-quality.
    Thanks to specially trained Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles personnel, Volkswagen Genuine engine oil, filters and seals
  • Thorough.
    Includes oil filter and seal replacement.
  • Fast.
    No appointment and no waiting time with our Express Service.
Important: Much short distance driving and engine cold starts might shorten the intervals.

Time for an oil change?

Even the best engine oil degrades over time. Deposits accumulate. Your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s operating manual has information about when it is time to change the oil. Every manufacturer has their own individual specifications for the oil change intervals. Vehicle owners should always comply with the service intervals because these are conditions for guarantees. There are two general types of oil change interval:

  • Kilometre-dependent (fixed) interval
    Every 15,000 km but at least once per year.
  • Time-dependent (flexible) interval 
    As per the flexible service interval display but at least every 2 years or 30,000 km.

Should you replace the oil filter as well?

The oil filter collects the combustion residue and the contaminants that the oil absorbs in the engine and gradually clogs up over time. That is why it should always be replaced at the same time!

Volkswagen Genuine oil filters are designed with a filter fineness specifically for high-performance engines like the one in your commercial vehicle. The filters feature low flow resistance which enables them to trap larger amounts of dirt. In addition, Volkswagen Genuine oil filters also help the oil pressure to build up quickly when the engine is started.

What does oil actually do in the engine?

5 facts that you need to know about the golden lubricant.


Oil is not just oil.

Golden, greasy and a little viscous: At first glance, every engine oil looks the same. But anyone using an unsuitable oil not only risks damaging the engine but also losing warranty. Reason enough to take a closer look at the different oil qualities!


Where do I find the oil standard for my vehicle?

The quality of engine oils as defined by combinations of letters and numbers. The various specifications described which oil is suitable for your engine concept. Only use oil approved by the manufacturer to ensure that your engine remains clean, acidic combustion products are neutralised and sludge formation is prevented

The owner’s manual helps you to find the right engine oil for your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle! Compare the specifications in the operating instructions with the lettering on the engine oil bottle (VW standard).

Decipher the oil code at last!

Do you immediately know what the code of numbers and letters on engine oil bottles mean? In future, you will. Here you can find the explanation and the right engine oil for every time of year.


What is viscosity and why is it important?

How thick or thin is engine oil? How quickly does it distribute throughout the engine at cold temperatures? Does it create a strong lubricating film at high temperatures? Engine oil needs to have the right viscosity for your engine. The SAE classification defines the fluidity characteristics. We will explain exactly how this work and the different classes here.

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