What Type of Gas is Recommended for Volkswagen Vehicles?

December 5th, 2018 by

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Whether you’re the owner of one of the new Volkswagen models or one of the pre-owned VWs from Jennings Volkswagen, it’s important to understand what fuel type you should use for your vehicle. While all of the diesel models in the lineup obviously require diesel fuel, Volkswagens powered by traditional gasoline engines may require different grades of fuel based on the amount of octane in the gasoline. Get a brief explanation of what octane is, and check out what kind of fuel type you should use for your VW when filling up the tank around Chicago and Evanston.

How is Fuel Type Decided?

Fuel grades are rated based on the amount of octane in the system, with premium fuel rated at 91 to 93 and regular octane rated at 87. Octane is measured based on a vehicle’s ability to resist pre-ignition, or the premature ignition of the mixture of air and fuel in the engine. We know it sounds complicated, but you can leave the more involved details to the experts.

OK, So What Do I Use for My Volkswagen?

For many years, most Volkswagen engines were designed to use premium grade gasoline. For engines that recommend premium fuel usage, it’s important to do so in order to maintain optimal functionality. In general, most pre-2016 model year Volkswagens with traditional gasoline engines should use premium octane gasoline. Most of the Volkswagens that are model year 2016 and later with gas engines can use regular octane gasoline. This can lead to a lot of savings for newer Volkswagen owners without sacrificing the premium engineering that has led to so many VW loyalists over the years.

Get Your Next VW Vehicle at Jennings Volkswagen

There are plenty of regular-octane, high-quality, and fuel-efficient Volkswagen models available right now at Jennings Volkswagen, located in the Chicago suburbs at 201 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL. Count on us for key advantages like our full-service service center. Our dealership’s doors are open Monday through Saturday, and you can contact us for more information about your VW’s gas recommendations at (844) 742-1085.

Interested in learning more about the performance of VW vehicles? Find out which models offer 4MOTION® AWD in 2019.

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