Volkswagen Genuine Engine Oil is filled into a VW TSI car

Oil isn’t just oil: Volkswagen Genuine Engine Oil guarantees a top performance

Oil isn’t just oil: Volkswagen Genuine Engine Oil guarantees a top performance

The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and enabling peak performance. Find out here how to find the right engine oil and what 0W-20 or 0W-30 means.

The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and enabling peak performance. Find out here how to find the right engine oil and what 0W-20 or 0W-30 means.

Far more than just standard

Innovations that are continuously optimised to push the boundaries of engine performance, while simultaneously surpassing standard approvals and specifications: our high performance engine oils.

Volkswagen Genuine High Performance Engine Oil LongLife III

Volkswagen Genuine High Performance Engine Oil LongLife III

Extends the change intervals: Specially developed for your engine

  • Tailor-made for your Volkswagen:
    For approved engines with VW standard 504.00 and 507.00.
  • Saves fuel:
    More efficient thanks to less friction – and extends the engine service life.
  • Extends the change intervals:
    Thanks to long-term stability, reduced ash content and viscosity index 5W-30 – also applies to diesel vehicles with a particulate filter.
  • Needs no other additives:
    The additives keep the engine clean and prevent a build up of sludge.

Example of the composition of a LongLife oil

  • 1% wear protection
  • 3% additive components
  • 3% active cleansing additives
  • 5% absorbent additives
  • 10% flow improver
  • 78% synthetic base oil
Visualization of the composition of a LongLife oil with wear protection, additive components, active cleansing additives, absorbent additives, flow improver and synthetic base oil

Volkswagen Genuine Fuel Economy Engine Oil LongLife IV

Volkswagen Genuine Fuel Economy Engine Oil LongLife IV

Unmistakeable: Thanks to the unique green colour of the oil

Oil isn’t just oil: LongLife IV meets all requirements of the new generations of petrol and diesel engines that feature particulate filters with extended service intervals.

  • Tailor-made for your Volkswagen:
    For approved engines with VW standard 508.00 and 509.00.
  • Protects your engine:
    Due to a reduced ash content and viscosity index 0W-20, which the right consistency even at low temperatures.
  • Needs no other additives:
    The additives keep the engine clean and prevent a build up of sludge.
  • Suitable for short-distance drivers:
    Thanks to less friction and reduced oil resistance in the engine.

Our genuine oil

So your Volkswagen withstands extreme pressure, every day.

Time for an oil change? The service interval display in the main display will remind you

A VW service employee makes an oil change in flexible or fixed service on a VW car

Your owner’s manual will inform you when it’s time for an oil change. There are two types of interval when it comes to changing the engine oil:

  • Flexible service:
    According to the service interval display, but at the latest after two years or 30,000 km.
  • Fixed service:
    Every 15,000 km, but at least once a year.

Important: A high number of short distances and cold starts may reduce the time between the intervals.

Warning lights for engine oil

Even the best engine oil needs the correct fill level to protect your engine. Too little oil: Metal rubs on metal and may damage the engine. Too much oil: It can get into the combustion chamber and damage the catalytic converter. So make sure you check the oil level on a regular basis.

Yellow VW warning light: Engine oil level too low or engine oil level faulty

Engine oil level too low or engine oil level faulty

  • Illuminated:
    Engine oil level is too low. Switch off the engine and check the oil level.
  • Flashing:
    Engine oil system faulty. Visit a specialist and have the engine oil sensor checked.
Red VW warning light: Engine oil pressure too low

Engine oil pressure too low

  • Switch off the engine and measure the oil level.
  • Are the lights still flashing?
    To avoid any damages, switch off the engine immediately and seek assistance from a specialised company.

Perfect for taking on longer journeys: the 1 l container from Volkswagen. Simply stowed away in the luggage compartment. It’s especially important to have 1 l of the right grade in the car when you head off on holiday, as LongLife III oils according to the VW standards 504.00 or 507.00 and LongLife IV oils according to the VW standards 508.00 and 509.00 are not available everywhere.

The high-quality additives in the container are your engine’s essential vitamins and minerals. When kept in its original container, the engine oil can be safely stored for at least four years.

Always have 1 l of oil on hand

Measuring the oil level correctly

Driving with too low an oil level puts the engine at risk – too much engine oil is just as damaging. Read here how to correctly measure the oil level.

01

Warm up your Volkswagen by driving at least 10 km.

Illustration of a VW car and the advice to drive ten kilometers
02

Park your car on a flat surface and switch off the engine. Leave it to stand for two minutes so the warm engine oil can collect in the oil pan.

Illustration of a VW car and the advice to switch off the engine
03

Open the bonnet and remove the oil dipstick.

Illustration of a VW car with open bonnet and the advice to remove the oil dipstick
04

Clean the oil dipstick with a lint-free cloth.

Illustration of an oil dipstick and the advice to clean it
05

Finally, insert the dipstick in the measuring opening slowly to prevent the oil from sloshing around.

Illustration of an oil dipstick and the advice to insert it in the measuring opening
06

Carefully remove the oil dipstick and read the oil level: The oil film must be between the min. and max. markings. If it is, you can completely reinsert the oil dipstick and carry on driving. If not, you should either refill the engine oil or contact your specialised company.

Illustration of different oil levels and their assessments

Engine oil viscosity FAQs

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (“VWGI”) believes the specifications and pricing on this website to be accurate and correct at the date of publication. Specifications, pricing, standard equipment, options, fabrics and colours are subject to change without notice by VWGI. Please note that some possible configurations may no longer be available in production or stock. Contact your retailer for the latest information. Some vehicles are pictured with options that may be available at extra cost or may not be available on some models. Ask your retailer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle you ordered includes the equipment you ordered. Prices exclude the maximum delivery charge of €775, model shown is for illustrative purposes only.

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