Cincinnati Oil Changes
Independent Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Automobile Oil Change Service
Replacing your Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile’s engine oil and filter is one of the most important maintenances you can do. An oil change service is also one of the lowest cost services that can save the most money in the long run when your Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi is significantly more likely to last past 200,000 miles without major repair.
There has been much debate on this subject or oil changes, and there are no shortages of opinions. At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we draw from many years of experience with oil change intervals and scientific analysis of used oil to determine an appropriate oil change interval. On a properly maintained Volkswagen, Porsche or Audi automobile, we recommend our independent service every 5,000 miles that will include an oil and filter replacement as well as tire rotation and complete inspection as an added value to save you money. Inspection and tire rotation save you money by finding potential repairs before they cause an inconvenient breakdown or a more expensive repair. We only use the highest quality engine oil that meets all of Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi automobile’s specifications for use in their engines. This oil will not break down even past 5,000 miles although due to filter limitations and oil consumption, we have set a safe limit at 5,000 miles. We do not feel that it is necessary to replace it any sooner.
SHOULDN’T MY OIL BE CHANGED EVERY 3,000 MILES?
Your modern Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile engine is built according to the highest standards of German engineering, and so it’s a little more suited to going longer between oil changes. Modern oil technology has also improved, and we use only the highest quality engine oil. Our oil has been lab-tested following actual vehicle use to guarantee its quality long-term. That means that the oil in your Porsche, VW, or Audi automobile will last for 5,000, guaranteed.
BUT THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME TO CHANGE MY OIL EVERY 10,000 MILES
In our opinion, the 10,000-mile interval is a fairly new concept, and there aren’t enough studies to prove its efficacy. At Dubwerx, we’ve seen engines burn up to a quart every 3,000 miles. We have also seen expensive issues develop due to dirty oil and sludge. Our experience and oil analysis results show that 5,000 miles is a safe interval. If you allow your Porsche, VW, or Audi automobile to operate past 5,000 without changing the oil and filter, you could be increasing the chances of developing expensive engine issues. Changing your oil regularly can also save you money. It’s an inexpensive service that can help your vehicle make it to 200,000 miles without any major engine repairs. At Dubwerx, we offer 5,000-mile maintenance that includes engine oil replacement, a new filter and a complete inspection by one of our trained technicians.
If your vehicle’s red low oil pressure warning light ever comes on, STOP IMMEDIATELY!! Oil sludge is a term for a buildup of oil and oil byproducts inside an engine. Oil sludge can be common on some types of engines, higher mileage engines, and does not always pose a problem. At this time, the majority of Porsche, VW, and Audi engines do not commonly have oil sludge issues when they are maintained properly. The only current exception to this is the 1.8-liter turbocharged engine as found in the 1998-2005 Volkswagen Passat vehicle and the 1997-2005 Audi A4 automobile. If you have one of these models, you should follow the same 5,000-mile oil service.
Changing your oil more often or using additives has not been proven effective. For these vehicles, Dubwerx in Cincinnati has developed a unique independent service that has proven most effective over time and will significantly reduce the risk of expensive engine failure due to this issue. The companies that manufacture Volkswagen vehicles and Audi automobiles have acknowledged this issue and have extended warranties to help owners manage the issue and maintain the value of the vehicle.
Between the Dubwerx extended warranty on the independent service of your Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile, regular maintenance, and our 1.8T engine sludge service, owners of these vehicles can rest easy that their engines have the potential to last up to 200,000 miles and beyond. Call Dubwerx in Cincinnati today, or set up an appointment if you have questions or concerns about engine oil sludge.
I HAVE A TDI ENGINE IN A VOLKSWAGEN, PORSCHE, OR AUDI AUTOMOBILE. I’M SPECIAL.
If you own a Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile powered by a TDI engine, then you are special. You have discovered a secret to increased reliability, performance, and fuel economy. These vehicles offer an almost unparalleled savings in fuel economy, even after all maintenance costs are covered. And they’re fun to drive. They require unique independent service that technicians at Dubwerx know all about.
Dubwerx in Cincinnati offers maintenance plans especially for these vehicles to maintain their great performance and fuel economy. As an owner of one of these vehicles, you must understand that they require special engine oil. This special oil may not be readily found, so the Dubwerx auto mechanic team keeps plenty in stock. TDI engines made from 1998-2004 are less picky and should have good quality engine oil that meets API specifications for compression engines.
TDI engines from 2004-2008 are known as the “Pump Duesse” engine and are absolutely dependent on an engine oil that meets Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi’s very strict 505.01 standards. We use the highest quality oil in this specification made by MOTUL. The newest TDI engine is commonly referred to as the “Clean Diesel.” The Clean Diesel requires special engine oil that meets Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi 504.00 / 507.00 specifications. Dubwerx also sources this type of engine oil in the highest quality from MOTUL.
At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we love TDI engines. Of the Dubwerx staff, the Owner and the Problem Solver both own TDI vehicles. If you own a TDI vehicle, you’ve found the only place you need to maintain and get the maximum value for your Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile powered by a TDI engine. That’s why you bought the TDI vehicle, right?!
Dubwerx is conveniently located at 6323 Madison Road in Cincinnati, OH, and we are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Stop by during business hours, or schedule an appointment online. You’ll be glad you did.