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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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How Often to Change Synthetic Oil

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One question our service team is often asked is, “how often do you change synthetic oil?” Typically, synthetic oil lasts between 7,500 and 15,000 miles, depending on the vehicle and oil used. In order to get more specific oil change intervals, check your owner’s manual or contact our service technicians. In the meantime, learn more about synthetic oil and oil changes with our service team at Volkswagen South Coast.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: What’s the Difference?

Synthetic oil is a bit more expensive than conventional oil. However, using a more refined synthetic oil can mean a longer lasting oil and better overall performance. This is why synthetic oil is typically recommended for high-performance vehicles. So is this something you should use or switch to? The best way to decide whether to use synthetic oil or conventional oil is by checking your owner’s manual. This way you’ll find the specific oil recommended by the manufacturer.

Why Choose Synthetic Oil?

Though synthetic oil comes at a higher cost, it offers a number of advantages that aren’t available with conventional oil. Take a closer look at the benefits of synthetic oil for yourself:

  • Longer Oil Change Interval – Some vehicles that require synthetic oil can last as long as 15,000 miles between an oil change. Again, how often to change synthetic oil depends on what’s written in your owner’s manual. 
  • Better at Higher Temperatures – Synthetic oil doesn’t become as viscous when subjected to the high heat of an engine. This allows it to last longer than conventional oil.
  • Better for Performance – Because synthetic oil can stay cleaner for longer, it’s often recommended for vehicles built for racing or rugged performance. It can be especially important for racing or off-roading near Costa Mesa.

Can You Mix Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

If you’re in a pinch, you can use a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil. However, this isn’t recommended. Essentially, you’ll be diluting the performance advantages of synthetic oil. If your vehicle’s owner’s manual requires the use of synthetic oil, it’s best to stick to that.

How Much is a Full Synthetic Oil Change?

The price of a synthetic oil change at Volkswagen South Coast can vary depending on the vehicle and the grade of oil used. For more information on synthetic oil pricing, contact our service team at Volkswagen South Coast. We also offer service specials to help you save more on the oil change services and other maintenance appointments your vehicle needs.

Schedule an Oil Change at Volkswagen South Coast! 

When the time comes for an oil change, don’t hesitate to contact us online to schedule a service appointment in Santa Ana. Our service team is happy to help you safely get back to your Costa Mesa adventures.

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