Oil Changes - The Basics

Your engine needs good, clean oil to survive. Forgetting to schedule regular oil changes can have catastrophic results, even for vehicles that are otherwise in great condition. At J. Bertolet Volkswagen, we make keeping up with this essential maintenance easy, so you can relax and enjoy your car for miles. 


Who can change my oil?

While many retailers carry the supplies you need to complete an oil change at home, there are several reasons why it's better to schedule yours with a qualified service center like J. Bertolet. There are countless options for both oil and filters, so it's easy to get confused. Our technicians know which type and brand best suit your individual needs, and they'll also properly dispose of the discarded oil, keeping the environment safe. Plus, you don't have to worry about a potential mess.

Why do I need one?

Engine oil acts as lubrication, preventing crucial parts, specifically the pistons and the cylinders, from rubbing together and causing massive damage. You need to change it regularly, because as you drive, the oil continues to pick up dirt and grime until it becomes so thick it can no longer do its job.

When should I schedule mine?

Don't wait until your check engine or oil light comes on! Generally it's recommended that you schedule an oil change every 3 months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. Consult your owner's manual for recommendations specific to your make and model.

What happens if I forget?

Your engine will seize, potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage. You won't get far if this happens. 



Our Location


You've learned the who, what, when, why and how of oil changes, now here's the where. We are conveniently located off PA-61 in Orwigsburg, PA. We proudly offer comprehensive maintenance services, including oil changes, to customers in the Reading, Allentown and Harrisburg area. Click here to schedule your oil change with J. Bertolet Volkswagen.

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