It’s your choice.
All new Volkswagen cars (except the Lupo) are now manufactured with the LongLife service regime activated and the engine filled with longlife oil. However, your car is also capable of being serviced at a more traditional time of 12 months or 10000 miles (which ever occurs first). This regime is known as Time/Distance or Fixed for the Lupo.
Your Retailer will explain both systems and can reset your car to the Time/Distance regime at the Pre Delivery Inspection.
Whichever regime you choose, the vehicle dashboard service indicator will remind you when the service is due. With the Time/Distance regime this will be around 10000 mile or 12 months (which ever occurs first). With the LongLife service regime it could be anywhere between 9,000 miles or 12 months up to a maximum of 30,000* miles or 24 months, depending on the engine.
So your in the UK.........is it 50K or 30K? Inquiring minds want to knownortones2 said:Que? This part of Europe (UK) has the following guidance:
"LongLife Service Regime
We recommend this service if you are likely to drive more than 25 miles a day, and if you tend to drive in the following way:
This LongLife regime has been made possible due to the development of new Volkswagen engines with the latest technically advanced longlife oil. These engines use built-in sensors that continually monitor the oil quality, making it possible to enjoy reliable and confident motoring for up to a maximum of 18,000* miles or 24 months (whichever occurs first)."
- Regular long distance driving
- Driving at a constant speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading, and minimal towing
- Economical driving
I guess the 30,000 number, widely quoted, comes from 30,000km. 18641.135767120017 miles, or near enough 18000
Thanks for your reply. Aside from answering my question you also cleared up another one for me. That being the oil sensor I read about in the response from the UK. Apparently we (USA) do not have the sensor as my on board computer only mentions miles and time (days remaining, actually).willafb said:I live in Germany and there are three options available for Europe in reference to VAG - im not sure about other manufactures. USA Spec Jetta/Golf/A3 do not have oil sensors so there is only the time and distance option.
1 Year /15,000KM/10,000MILES (Time and Distance)
2 Years/30,000KM/18,000MILES (most commonly used in EU) Oil Sensors might adjust distance base on the driving style
1 Year/50,000KM/30,000MILES (Used for commercial Vehicles)
I suspect it's because motor oil is cheap to buy/dispose of in the USA.GTIDan said:makes sense here in the good ol' US cause many folks here are continually fed a crock of crap (See Jiffy-lube) of commercials telling them their oil is shot after only 3000 miles. Even getting people to believe they can go 10000 miles can be a real leap of faith for most. Old wives tales die hard here at home.