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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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