Should I Put Regular or Premium Gas in My Volkswagen?
Volkswagen vehicles, like many European models, have a reputation for being expensive to maintain. Luckily, this isn’t entirely true, and here at Jennings Volkswagen we want to set the record straight. We often get questions about vehicle maintenance for VW models and one of the most common questions has to do with the recommended fuel. We can’t count how many time customers ask us “Should I put regular or premium gas in my Volkswagen?” We completely understand why this is a common question, as it is very important to maintain your vehicle the recommended way. We thought now would be a good time to go over this question and help you understand the best type of fuel for your vehicle.
VW Model Recommended Fuel
For many past Volkswagen models, premium fuel was generally the type of fuel recommended by VW. Most models from 2015 and any previous years will most likely have this recommendation. If you drive a 2015 Volkswagen or earlier, you can check your owner’s manual for the recommended fuel requirements if you’re unsure. While there’s nothing wrong with premium fuel, as many drivers actually prefer to put the higher-end fuel in their vehicles’ tanks, some may not like the higher cost.
Luckily if you’re one of those drivers and you’re considering a new vehicle, the majority of the 2016 Volkswagen lineup now has recommendations for regular fuel. The Beetle, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, and Passat are just a few of the models that should now take regular fuel. Again, if you’re unsure about the fuel for your specific model, your owner’s manual will tell you what you need to know.
If you are someone who prefers premium fuel, you are welcome to continue filling your Volkswagen’s tank with this type of gas. The performance and fuel economy ratings of many Volkswagen vehicles are actually taken from models using premium fuel, so you’re likely to see some benefits if you choose a more premium type of gas. Whichever type of fuel you choose, just make sure you are consistently using the same type to keep your car running smoothly.
This new fuel recommendation is just another one of the many great improvements we’ve seen for the 2016 VW model lineup. If you would like to learn more about maintenance for any Volkswagen vehicles, feel free to reach out to our team here at Jennings Volkswagen or contact a VW dealer near you.