The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and making peak performance possible. Discover here how to find the right engine oil, what grades there are and how to interpret the abbreviations.
More efficient and more reliable. With these goals in mind, Volkswagen has been developing high-performance engine oils together with Castrol since 1999, resulting in innovations that are constantly being optimised to the limits of performance, thereby far surpassing standard releases and specifications.
For over 15 years, Castrol and Volkswagen have been working together to develop exactly the right lubricant that your car needs. Castrol is also there at the race track, cheering on the Volkswagen Motorsport Team when they're competing for the World Rally Championship title.
A team can only achieve peak performance when they're perfectly in tune with one another. The same applies for lubricants, which is why Castrol has developed special professional products for Volkswagen engines, putting them to the test under the harshest conditions out on the track.
Engine oils are not only your engine's lifeblood, they are also crucial when it comes to optimizing engine performance and conserving fuel. Castrol Professional lubricants have been developed in collaboration with our technicians, resulting in products that meet the exact specifications of Volkswagen engines.
Volkswagen now produces engines that are smaller, more efficient and more powerful than ever before. As a result, the pressure inside the engine has almost doubled, which poses a real challenge to the lubricant: after all, the only thing that separates the metal components in the engine is the engine oil. Castrol EDGE Professional is Castrol's strongest oil. The addition of TITANIUM ESTTM has doubled the strength of the oil film – this prevents the oil film from rupturing and considerably reduces friction between the metal surfaces.
Castrol EDGE Professional therefore meets the exact specifications of modern Volkswagen engines. Castrol EDGE Professional oil with the strength of TITANIUM ESTTM: for maximum performance. Available at your Volkswagen distributor.
Selecting the right engine oil helps to reduce the CO2 emissions that occur during driving. Castrol now offsets engine oil emissions itself and, with Castrol Professional, has developed the world's first certified CO2-neutral engine oil. Every single litre is CO2-neutral certified according to international standards. To this end, Castrol reduces the amount of CO2 generated over the entire oil life cycle, from the production to its disposal. To offset the remaining emissions, Castrol is investing in carefully selected projects, such as landfill gas extraction in Turkey and clean energy production in China.
More detailed information on these projects is available at BP Target Neutral.
Journey after journey, engine oil fights tremendous pressure, resistances and temperatures. It neutralises particulates, acids and water. Even the very best engine oil wears out over time. Residues begin to collect.
The oil filter collects the combustion residues and dirt that the oil absorbs in the engine and clogs up over time. It should therefore be changed at the same time. For a long engine life.
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. If there is too much oil, it may get into the combustion chamber and result in damage to the catalytic converter. Therefore, pay attention to the oil display and manually check the oil level on a regular basis.
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.
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 Volkswagen Partner.
How viscous or thin is an engine oil? How quickly does it circulate in the engine at low temperatures? Does it also form a strong film of lubricant in hot weather? Engine oil has to have the right viscosity to match your engine – certain flow properties that you can read under the SAE classification. We'll explain exactly how that works and the various classes here.
Did you know that you save money during the prescribed maintenance procedure? Oil filters clean circulating engine oil of dust, metal abrasion debris, carbon and soot particles, allowing only clean oil to reach lubrication points and bearing positions. This prevents wear and ensures a long engine life. With the Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters, both the oil quality and engine performance are preserved, as well as its economic viability.
Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters separate the good from the bad. They reliably filter all dirt particles out of the oil circulation system and guarantee the oil supply in almost all operational conditions. Now learn how Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters ensure a high engine performance and long service life.