Overhead view of 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan driving in rain

What is the recommended oil type for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?

With its breed of compact, turbocharged engine power, Volkswagen is able to provide drivers with rides that are smoother than just about anyone else. That’s especially important with SUVs, as you need a model that’s able to haul you and your cargo (be that valuables or passengers) without a hiccup. 

Powered by a 184-horsepower 2-liter engine, the Volkswagen Tiguan is one SUV that doesn’t skimp on performance or adrenaline. It’s all held together with the right lubrication in its engine, so if you’re wondering, “What is the recommended oil type for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?” we’ll show you below! 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan oil viscosity recommendation 

Having oil with the right viscosity in your engine is paramount, as it helps to prevent against sludge buildup and keeps you performing correctly in the elements. The 2019 Tiguan needs oil with a viscosity of 5W-30 to help it run at peak performance – the good news for you is that this is one of the most common oil types out there, so you should have no trouble finding a bottle at any hardware store, or our service bay! 


Rear shot of orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan driving at night


When should you change the oil in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?  

Synthetic oils of today have build qualities that far exceed their older, conventional counterparts. In the Tiguan, this translates to a maximum oil range of 5,000 miles between changes at low-grade oils, and up to 15,000 miles between changes if you opt for more high-strength brands. Still, the happy spot between changes is around 5-7,000 miles; this way, your engine will have plenty of opportunities to keep itself clean of any harmful gunk inside, and keep running the way it should.  


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Get your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan serviced at Boucher VW in Racine WI 

Our entire Boucher Volkswagen of Racine team could not be prouder of our service department, made up of the friendliest and hardest-working people in the business. We’re happy to get all your maintenance needs taken care of, so if your Tiguan is in need of an oil change, hit us up today and we’re happy to get you set up with an appointment!


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