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Just curious what everyone thinks about the 10,000 mile oil change Interval on my vehicles that i have owned in the past and present I do use synthetic oil and usually do 6000 mile oil change intervals but when I bought my new taos they told me the oil change intervals were 10,000 I just think that’s a little Long and is it because Volkswagen is flipping the bill for the next three oil changes just wondering what everyone’s opinion is and are you going to follow the 10,000 mile interval or do you do it sooner I have to say I’ve only owned the vehicle a week and I do really like it I have read a lot of bad things so far but I hope mine doesn’t fall under that category it is a 2wd SE I guess the last thing that I would want to worry about is if I’m waiting too long to change the oil but I’m not an engineer don’t wear the white coat but I still think 10,000 miles is a little too long look forward to reading The comments and what y’all think have a good day everyone
 

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The 10k oil change interval is fine. You just need to use the correct VW.508.00 0w-20 oil. To be super safe I like to do an oil change at around 5k on a new car, but that's really overkill. These newer engines don't break in like they used to say 20 years ago - they are probably not really broken in until 20k at least, what with the harder piston rings etc.
There's a reason you are paying so much for the oil - because it is fully synthetic and it lasts.
I may end up changing mine at way less than 10k anyway, since I'm working from home. I have probably driven about 2k miles in the last year in my other cars! You are still supposed to change it every year at a minimum regardless of mileage as carbon can build up in the oil over time and make it acidic.
If you do it yourself, keep receipts just in case you ever need a warranty claim so you can show you changed the oil at the specified intervals with the correct oil.
 

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Follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If anything, VW will err on the conservative side when making maintenance recommendations. There is nothing to be gained by changing the oil more frequently than what VW recommends, unless you are operating in an exceptionally severe environment.

Be aware that VW has a specification for the oil that needs to be used in the engine. I don't know offhand what that spec is for the Taos, but it will be a number such as 502 00, 504 00, 508 00, or similar. It is critical that you only use oil that meets the VW specification for your engine.
 

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I often come and use Valvoline's services, I feel the service is very good, the staff is very well-trained. When I walked into their store, I was greeted by an enthusiastic and dedicated consultant who handled everything very quickly, neatly and cleanly. I have a Valvoline coupon code on a website moreover they charge for filter replacement so I found the price reasonable.
 

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5k for me . I don’t agree with this 10k length. I’m sure there is plenty of facts the manufacturer can prove but it’s personal preference for me on every vehicle I’ve ever owned.
 

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One of my favorite cars was my Scion iQ... which had a 10000 mile interval also... and was using what Toyota calls "unacceptable" amounts of Mobil 1 High Mileage at 98000 when I traded it in. All services completed on time by the dealership and then myself. Fresh Mobil 1 and filter cartridge just before each 10000 mile interval.

The only possible deviation from Toyota specs was my use of the oil extractor.

My new Taos has 3 year/30000 mile maintenance as an option on the sticker... I am considering using the oil extractor at 5000, 15000, & 25000 miles without changing the filter... and letting the dealership do the filter at the 10000, 20000, & 30000 services.

What is every ones opinion on this strategy?

Umm... can I get an opinion on Liqui Moly Top Tec 6200 also?
 

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I also have 3 year 30,000 mile maintenance of free oil changes but I am not doing 10,000 miles on the oil change either I will be taking it in and having it done at 7000 and then after the free ones are up I’ll be doing it myself every 7000 I say 7000 but it will always be a little before
 

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One of my favorite cars was my Scion iQ... which had a 10000 mile interval also... and was using what Toyota calls "unacceptable" amounts of Mobil 1 High Mileage at 98000 when I traded it in. All services completed on time by the dealership and then myself. Fresh Mobil 1 and filter cartridge just before each 10000 mile interval.

The only possible deviation from Toyota specs was my use of the oil extractor.

My new Taos has 3 year/30000 mile maintenance as an option on the sticker... I am considering using the oil extractor at 5000, 15000, & 25000 miles without changing the filter... and letting the dealership do the filter at the 10000, 20000, & 30000 services.

What is every ones opinion on this strategy?

Umm... can I get an opinion on Liqui Moly Top Tec 6200 also?
Liqui Moly is good stuff. Put the same Top Tec 6200 in the Q3 at the last oil change,
 

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I often come and use Valvoline's services, I feel the service is very good, the staff is very well-trained. When I walked into their store, I was greeted by an enthusiastic and dedicated consultant who handled everything very quickly, neatly and cleanly. I have a Valvoline coupon code on a website moreover they charge for filter replacement so I found the price reasonable.
Just be sure their oil is correct VW spec, it's very specific.
 
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