How Often Should I Change the Oil on My Antique Volkswagen Beetle if I Only Drive it a Few Times a Year?

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance & Repair on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 7:11 pm
Black and white image of a vintage Volkswagen Beetle

Oil Change Frequency for a Car that is Seldom Driven

When it comes to antique cars, the Volkswagen Beetle is a favorite choice thanks to its famous round shape, fun driving dynamics, and ability to wear a wide spectrum of fun colors. Here at Atlantic Volkswagen, we have been fortunate enough to meet several drivers who have tracked down their dream antique Volkswagen Beetle.

We all know that driving a vehicle requires special maintenance so that the vehicle can stay dependable. This is even more imperative if you own a classic, antique, or vintage car. Many drivers keep their special vehicle in the garage and take them out only a handful of times each year, such as Easter Sunday, car shows, local parades, and the occasional family wedding.

Oil change for a vehicleThe limited number of times that an antique car comes out of the garage typically means that they do not get a lot of miles on them and accurately scheduling maintenance can be a challenge. One such challenge is trying to figure out how often the oil should be changed. Our in-house service center here at Atlantic Volkswagen follows the 3-months/3,000 miles schedule – whichever comes first. The same rule applies to your antique Volkswagen Beetle. It might take two or three years for you to hit 3,000 miles on the vehicle, so you should stick with the “every three months” rule. Keeping the oil fresh means that the engine won’t get gunked up and less of a chance of a breakdown – which is something that you don’t want to happen in the middle of the local Memorial Day parade or on the day of your daughter’s wedding.

To learn more ways to keep your Volkswagen happy and healthy, please contact the Atlantic Volkswagen service department and schedule an appointment today!

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