If you drive a Volkswagen equipped with a TDI engine, it will still need regular oil changes. Jennings Volkswagen is just the place to get your next diesel oil change. We proudly serve drivers from Skokie, Morton Grove, and beyond with top-quality Volkswagen service. You’ll get a level of care and dedication at Jennings Volkswagen that’s hard to find elsewhere. Find out more about diesel oil changes below, and then schedule your appointment at Jennings Volkswagen!
Whether they’re powered by diesel fuel or gasoline, internal combustion engines have a number of moving metal components. If these components were to move without lubrication, the friction they create would quickly damage the engine. Engine oil helps keep this from happening. It coats and lubricates the engine’s moving parts so that the engine itself has a longer lifespan. But, over time, oil will break down and become less effective at lubricating the engine. Before this happens, it’s best to have an oil change. Our technicians will drain the old oil and replace it with new Volkswagen-approved diesel oil, ensuring miles of quality performance.
Though diesel oil and oil for gas-powered engines come from the same source, there are some key differences. For one thing, diesel oil has a higher viscosity than a gasoline engine. In addition, diesel oil has numerous additives that you won’t find in oil meant for gas-powered vehicles. These additives help keep your diesel engine clean, but they can do serious harm to a gas-powered engine.
The old rule of thumb for diesel engines is the same as for gas engines: every 3,000 miles. However, your owner’s manual might have a different estimate. The best way to be sure is to talk to a service advisor at Jennings Volkswagen. They’ll be able to help get you on a good schedule.
When you visit Jennings Volkswagen, you’ll see why we’re worth the drive from Northfield or Wilmette. In addition to our state-of-the-art service center, we offer extended service hours that include Saturday hours. Oil changes are relatively quick services, so you can wait in our comfortable customer lounge, which comes with features like complimentary snacks and beverages. If you have places to go, take advantage of our complimentary Uber and Lyft services. We look forward to seeing you for your next VW diesel oil change at Jennings Volkswagen in Glenview, Illinois.