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Certified Volkswagen Oil Changes in Greenwood, IN

Keeping up with routine oil changes is imperative in upholding your Volkswagen’s performance and value. At Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen in Greenwood, IN, our service technicians are Volkswagen-trained and certified, committed to servicing your vehicle, while upholding your Volkswagen’s performance, and integrity. Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen will work with you to understand the importance of oil changes, how to inspect your oil levels, the best oil to use in your Volkswagen, and maintenance schedules! Depending on whether you use conventional oil or the Volkswagen-recommended synthetic oil, you may have to have your oil, and oil filter replaced from 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Why Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen’s Service Center?

At Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen, we strive to offer our customers efficient and accurate service, and a comfortable lounge area while you wait. When you choose to have your Volkswagen serviced at Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen, our team will complete a complimentary car wash after your service, and even have available loaner cars if you need to go somewhere during your service. While you’re in our waiting area, you will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks, and WiFi.

And unlike other repair and maintenance shops, Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen is staffed with Volkswagen experts who are Volkswagen-trained and certified, and know what components and oil are best for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment online, or call our service center at 317-885-4807 with any questions. Additional benefits of Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen’s Service Center include:

  • Certified Volkswagen parts
  • Motor oil designed for your Volkswagen
  • Volkswagen-certified service technicians
  • Volkswagen Service Coupons

Why are Oil Changes Important?

As your Volkswagen’s engine is running, moving parts and the combustion process generate heat and friction. To keep the moving parts lubricated, a film of oil is necessary, without it the engine could seize in minutes. You may be wondering why you need to replace the oil once it is in your vehicle. When engine oil is recycled through the engine, the oil becomes contaminated with carbon, microscopic particles of metal, water vapor, and acids from the combustion process. The oil filter will trap these contaminants, but once the filter is saturated with oil, the filter’s elements will begin to break down and lose their lubricating ability. If the old oil is left in the crankcase for too long, it will begin to degrade engine parts and sludge deposits will build up on bearings and valve train components.

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Synthetic or Conventional?

After years of research, studies show that synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil in every way. Advantages of synthetic oil include:

  • Synthetic oil is not affected by changes in temperature, meaning it does not thicken in cold weather or thin in hot weather.
  • Synthetic oil has greater molecular strength, so the molecules will not be torn apart when they’re under extreme pressure due to tight tolerances.
  • Synthetic oil is purer than conventional oils, so it is free of paraffin-like impurities that conventional oil contains.
  • Synthetic oil offers additive packages of detergents and friction modifiers that outperform conventional oil.
  • Synthetic oil is more costly, however, it is offset by a larger oil change interval of 10,000 miles.
  • Volkswagen often specifies low-viscosity synthetic oil for newer vehicles, this oil cuts internal friction and makes for a more efficient engine.
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How to Check Oil Level

Checking your oil levels regularly is important in ensuring your vehicle’s health. Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen recommends checking your oil levels once a month, and before any long trips. The most convenient time to check your oil level is while you’re fueling your Volkswagen. Follow these steps to check your Volkswagen’s oil level:

  • Run your Volkswagen’s engine until it has reached its normal operating temperature.
  • Park your Volkswagen on a level surface, and turn off the engine.
  • Allow the vehicle to sit for a few minutes to cool down.
  • Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, and reinsert it.
  • Withdraw the dipstick and hold it horizontally to ensure no oil drips.
  • Examine the oil level, if it is not between the minimum and maximum marks on the dipstick, you should top off your engine oil. Refer to your owner’s manual to find the best oil for your vehicle.

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Recommended Maintenance Schedules


Every 10,000 Miles

  • Oil and oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Airbag system inspection
  • AdBlue fluid check
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Headlight cleaning system inspection

Every 20,000 Miles

  • Battery inspection
  • Tire inspection
  • Brake system inspection
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Dust and pollen filter replacement
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check

Every 30,000 Miles

  • Brake disc inspection
  • Flush and refill brake and clutch unit fluid

Every 40,000 Miles

  • Engine and exhaust inspection
  • Electrical component inspection
  • Underbody sealant and CV joint inspection
  • DSG transmission fluid and filter change
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check
  • Tire filler bottle replacement in the mobility kit

Oil Change FAQs

Routine oil changes will help maintain your vehicle's value, lifespan, and overall performance by lubricating your engine.

Yes, this will help improve the longevity of the oil in your Volkswagen.

Common warning signs include odd noises or engine behaviors, overheating, and poorer-than-usual fuel economy. If you’re on level ground and your engine is off for a time, you can check your oil level by inspecting the dipstick.

Yes. However, synthetic oil is recommended for its longevity and other benefits. Review your owner's manual for more information regarding the best oil for your Volkswagen model.

Synthetic oil is made from base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil that enforces an even distribution of the additives.

When the “change engine oil” message appears, it means an oil change is recommended. When your oil has been changed, this message will disappear.

Dreyer & Reinbold Volkswagen is located at: 1301 US 31 South • Greenwood, IN 46143
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