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How Can I Check the Oil in My Volkswagen?

How Can I Check the Oil in My Volkswagen?

One of the most frequent maintenance procedures that must be performed on your Volkswagen is an oil change. However, it can sometimes be unclear when the best time is to handle this task. Although, you can follow the rule of thumb and bring your ride into Pohanka Volkswagen every 3,000 miles, you can get a more accurate timeframe by checking the oil yourself!

Finding the Dipstick

The most important element when you’re checking the oil is the dipstick. Unfortunately, a lot of folks aren’t always sure where to look when searching for this key component. To get started, pop the hood to your Volkswagen and locate the engine. You’ll usually find the dipstick situated to one side of the powertrain. It’s easy to spot since it typically has a yellow, looped topper. You’ll know you’ve got the right piece of equipment if you pull it out and see a long, flat rod attached to it. Go ahead and remove it from the engine and get ready for the next step!

How to Read the Dipstick

Once you’ve got the dipstick completely out of the engine compartment, it’s time to check your oil level. To do this, you’ll want to use a rag or paper towel to completely remove any residue on the end of the stick. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to want to put the dipstick back into the engine and wait just a few moments. Now, pull it out again and take a look at the oil that’s accumulated at the bottom of the dipstick. From there, you’ll want to check the oil level. You should see two lines at the bottom, if the liquid is below the bottom line, you’ll want to add in a little more oil. You should also pay attention to the consistency. If the oil is brown and thick, you’ll want to bring your ride into the Service Department here at Pohanka Volkswagen and get an entirely new batch.

Service Department

The expert technicians here at our dealership are experienced with a wide range of maintenance procedures, so you can count on them when you need to swap your old oil out for something new. We do plenty of these operations on a daily basis, so you can expect to get in and out with hardly any waiting in between. Before you visit us, be sure to check out our current specials. You might even find a coupon that will reduce the price of your visit. If you find a deal on another maintenance operation that will need to be done sometime in the near future, consider handling it all at once and save yourself the effort later on.

If you were wondering, “How can I check the oil in my Volkswagen?” we hope that this article has helped. You can have our friendly mechanics get to work on your ride as soon as today by visiting Pohanka Volkswagen at 1720 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD.

 

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Aiah Allia
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7-7-2020
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7-4-2020
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7-3-2020
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armoni Booker
armoni Booker
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7-2-2020
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I only gave them 3 stars because they kind of wasted about half of our morning when they could have just told us from the beginning that trading in a car that we still owed on would be expensive. I will say Benjamin did help us and tried to get us into the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan but the outcome at the end of the visit was unbelievable we thought putting a down payment down would be easier but he told us $7000 like if we wanted to put $7000 down on a new car we would just put that on the car we currently have. I wish we could have made a deal that day but sadly we weren’t able to. Hopefully in a couple of months when we pay more of the Passat off we can go back and get our dream car 🚗

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Bobby Johnson
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7-1-2020
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Fantastic service

Tuesday Dodson
Tuesday Dodson
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6-26-2020
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I took my 2011 Audi Q7 to Pohanka to repair the blower motor. The service department was excellent very attentive and knowledgeable. I will definitely use them again. It was truly a pleasure working with Pohanka. Kudos Delonta!!!

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
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6-24-2020
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joel cruzmarcano
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6-22-2020
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Great service, very professional staff.

keyana hill
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6-20-2020
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Michael Perkins
Michael Perkins
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Chase G.
Chase G.
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6-17-2020
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Great service and help, any issues that came up were addressed and a solution was found right away. David and Zach were knowledgeable guys and very professional.

KIN LAM
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6-16-2020
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Deborah Holland
Deborah Holland
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6-15-2020
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Pohanka Volkswagen is a great place to purchase your vehicle in have your volkswagen serviced; my service was exceptional.

C Tucker
C Tucker
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6-15-2020
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Went in for a test drive but came out with the Atlas Cross Sport. Was assisted by Victoria a few weeks ago. She is personable and very knowledgable on all models. She made the buying process a easy and positive experience. Even after buying she has followed up to ensure that I am enjoying the vehicle. That’s what I called EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Definitely will refer my friends and family.

Opare Densua
Opare Densua
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6-13-2020
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Great car buying experience here. Andrew, Victoria, and Charles gave me exceptional service. Aside from ensuring the numbers worked for me, I was impressed at the car education from Victoria. I didn’t feel pressured to buy anything and I was calm the entire time. I visited a couple other dealerships before I came to Pohanka and I chose Pohanka primarily on how well I was treated. I highly recommend this VW dealership in the DC area.

Jeffery Jackson
Jeffery Jackson
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6-12-2020
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Great personalized service, exceeded expectations!

Mona Sudama
Mona Sudama
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6-12-2020
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Go see Ms. Terri Jackson! The staff here are awesome... The establishment is well kept and the team is efficient.

Sharon Mccall
Sharon Mccall
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6-12-2020
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Delonte Jeter
Delonte Jeter
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6-11-2020
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Delonta T. did a awesome job!! He was working all by himself and got little to no help from Adam Feinberg. Mr. Feinberg was a hot mess!! He make me feel like he don't care for customers of color. I say that to say this. I was upset and he invited me in his office to talk. He was updating his business card and I had my hand out and he decided to still place in on the desk!! He's a hot mess!! The 5 Stars are for Delanta T. Andrea Issac and she was professional and helpful!! Terry L. Jackson I love you hard work and want to buy the 2020 Passat from her this year, god will! Delanta needs to be the GM for Pohanka!!

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Ramon Epps
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6-11-2020
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Lindsey Chism
Lindsey Chism
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6-10-2020
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I recently bought a 2020 Atlas from Victoria at Pohanka and had the best experience. Victoria was so attentive to my wants/needs and worked tirelessly to find me my dream car! I have already recommended Victoria to a number of friends! She’s the best!!!!!

Britany Jenkins
Britany Jenkins
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6-9-2020
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Very fast and efficient!! Also very friendly.. they went above and beyond for the sale of my new 2020 GLI

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Anthony J
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Laura Brooks
Laura Brooks
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6-8-2020
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We had the BEST experience with Victoria buying an Atlas! We drove all the way from VA Beach to pick up my car. Victoria was patient, helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable! We love Victoria and the team at Pohanka and would do the drive ten times over to buy a car from them!

LaKeisha Lockwood
LaKeisha Lockwood
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6-8-2020
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I purchased a vehicle from here in March 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic and the process was very smooth. Our sales guy Larry Young was excellent as well as the Finance Manager Charles Carrington. I would definitely do business there in the future.

Mayelin Taveras
Mayelin Taveras
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6-8-2020
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Andrea was my Service Advisor and she was amazing ! She made sure my experience was easy and made sure everything was taken care of. Again, thank you for all your help! She is super sweet !

Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
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6-8-2020
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Victoria is the best. She is the most responsive and caring person I have ever dealt with at a car dealership. She helped my wife find the exact car she wanted and even recently helped our best friends find their new car as well. We found Victoria all the way from VA Beach and consider ourselves lucky to have found her! We have been keeping in touch even after we brought our car back to VA Beach. She rocks.

Monica D.
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6-8-2020
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I recently purchased my car at VW with Mr Larry Young. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He is a good salesperson who listen to me and tries to find the right solutions for my situation. Recommend any potential buyer give him a call.

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6-7-2020
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6-6-2020
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Jameille McMorris
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6-6-2020
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Charles was so professional and thorough. Even though we closed down the place when I purchased my new Tiguan, he wasn't rude or anxious. In addition, Tay in the service department rocks!! My new baby had a slight issue after I took it home i.e. the tire pressure light came on. I returned to the dealership to find out why. Tay investigated and took care of it immediately. I am a happy camper and soooo pleased with Pohanka VW and the fine employees they have working there.

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6-5-2020
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6-5-2020
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VW POHANKA was one of the best experiences of car purchasing I’ve had to date. Andrew Kelly provides superb service and it has kept my loyalty for four years now. Nothing has changed, they have only gotten better with time.

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6-5-2020
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Ima Keep It 2 Virgils Pohanka Volkswagen and their team is unbeatable

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6-5-2020
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6-5-2020
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This is the Greatest Dealership of All-Time!!!! I’ve purchased multiple vehicles here including this year with 0% APR and NO car notes until late October. If you’re in the market and want a great value for your trade, a reasonable monthly payment, great customer service and great vibes cause we all need it right during these times, this is the dealership to visit!!!!

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