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Hi,

I see everywhere within the forum posts saying "i will never take my car to the dealer..." etc... How can you do your own oil changes while keeping a valid warranty?
 

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you are not required to have the dealer change the oil to keep warranty. you are required to prove you did it within the right time frame and you used the right products. record mileage and keep photos of receipts for oil and filter.
 

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It's really the same as taking it to an independent shop for oil changes. Keep your receipt as proof.

I fill in the appropriate service spot in the maintenance booklet with the date and mileage, and also keep the receipts for the oil and filter. Since Carfax was included with the car, I got a nagging email saying that my first oil change was overdue, so I just logged in to Carfax and added a record of when it was done (on time). All good. Note an independent shop may or may not add anything to Carfax.

Ultimately the onus is on VW to provide a reason for denying any warranty claim. If they find prehistoric oil in the engine and that could reasonably have caused the issue they are looking at, then yes, absent any records they could certainly deny a claim.
 

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if they find 'unusual wear' in the engine that could be the result of incorrect oil specs / weight they could also say it isn't under warranty without the receipts and dates. even if the oil looks good
 

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The way you do it is. Go to VW and buy the oil they sell. Keep the receipt. If for some reason you have a warranty claim you have proof you used the OEM oil. and if they go as far as to test the oil it will come back as the correct one.

Ive honestly never come across anyone who does their own person oil change intervals getting screwed over on a warranty claim.
 

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The way you do it is. Go to VW and buy the oil they sell. Keep the receipt. If for some reason you have a warranty claim you have proof you used the OEM oil. and if they go as far as to test the oil it will come back as the correct one.

Ive honestly never come across anyone who does their own person oil change intervals getting screwed over on a warranty claim.
Or you can get your oil change kit at ECS tuning, their receipts specifically list VW oil, plug, filter w/ the OEM part #s.
 
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