oil change

Asked by Mar 05, 2012 at 08:41 AM about the 2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do I do an oil change ?

2 Answers

965

The owners manual should have instructions where to locate the oil filter, oil fill, and oil drain plug. The recommended interval is 10,000 miles, but getting it done earlier might be beneficial for the long term. You may want to use synthetic oil too, but that doesn't mean you can wait longer between oil change intervals. You always want to change both oil and oil filter, and it's a good idea to pre-fill the filter before installation. You typically will drain the oil first, remover the old filter, then re-install new filter filled with oil, then add the correct amount of oil into the engine. Depending on your mechanical ability, time availability and budget, you may want to just get it done somewhere since it might get done quicker and for not much more than you can otherwise do it yourself.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
125

Let someone else do it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Oil Change 2 answers

    How often do I have to change my oil.? Is it every 6 months or every 10,000 miles.? Also do I have to use synthetic oil when doing an oil change.?

    2009 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Changing the oil. 1 answer

    How often should i change the oil on my beetle?

    Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil change 1 answer

    Is there a tool that screws into the oil filter drain plug that drains the filter cartridge?

    2006 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil filter change 6 answers

    Is there a tool that screws into the filter housing that drains the oil and what is the oil capacity for this model? The owners manual is no help for this car at all.

    2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • On VW Tieguan how do you get the change oil light off after changing oil at home 1 answer

    How to you get the change oil light off after changing the oil at home

    2015 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,640
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
199 Great Deals out of 10,874 listings starting at $1,350
Used Volkswagen Jetta
438 Great Deals out of 40,423 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Wrangler
271 Great Deals out of 18,084 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Civic
631 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
461 Great Deals out of 45,641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
770 Great Deals out of 73,085 listings starting at $1,260
Used Volkswagen Golf
58 Great Deals out of 2,770 listings starting at $2,200
Used Volkswagen Passat
271 Great Deals out of 24,277 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord
802 Great Deals out of 84,448 listings starting at $988
Used BMW 3 Series
977 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
545 Great Deals out of 57,040 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,759 listings starting at $16,135
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $11,999
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 947 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 704 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $7,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.