Catering to the Medford, Massachusetts area, we service various makes and models at Colonial Volkswagen of Medford. Our certified technicians have been providing their services to customers from Medford, Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, and Everett for many years. Our dealership is both professional and efficient with everything that we have to offer. Whether you are looking for a new Volkswagen for sale or a Volkswagen diesel oil change in Medford, we are here to serve you.
Diesel engines, like the VW TDI engine, produce more heat during their combustion cycles than gasoline engines. The primary difference between a gasoline engine and a diesel engine is in fact the reason that diesel engines typically produce more heat. The oil that a diesel engine uses has to be able to withstand the high-temperature environment and remain effective for many miles. As a result, diesel oil tends to be thicker and tougher than the oil that is regularly used in gasoline engines. There are also several other additives and procedures that are used when manufacturers develop diesel oil.
A diesel engine oil change is essentially the same process as an oil change for a vehicle that is fueled by gasoline. A diesel engine oil change's main objective is to remove the old oil from a vehicle and replace it with a fresh batch of diesel oil. Additionally, the oil filter needs to be changed to ensure the longevity of the new diesel oil. When we do diesel engine oil changes at Colonial Volkswagen of Medford, we make sure that we replace the oil in our customers' vehicles with the specific oil that the manufacturers recommend. We then replace the oil filter with genuine OEM oil filter replacements from our parts department.
Despite the differences between diesel oil and regular oil, it is still essential to replace your diesel oil routinely. Whether you need a conventional diesel oil change or a synthetic diesel oil change, you should follow the recommendations of your vehicle's manufacturer. Manufacturers always give a set of guidelines in the owner's manuals of the vehicles. From tire change schedules to oil change schedules, manufacturers provide the information because they have an in-depth understanding of how their vehicles perform. You should do your best to change your diesel engine oil at least every 10,000 miles, but numerous manufacturers recommend a range from 3,000 miles to 5,000 miles.