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What type of oil should I use

The panel says service now. Is that to change the oil ? If so what kind the dealer said 5w20 but the service station said synthetic?

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You can get synthetic 5w20... they are both right.

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Nothing. Assuming you are doing a 5000 mi interval for oil changes, drive happy until 30,000. At that point do the oil, drain water seperator (diesel only) ck washer fluid, ck brakes (mine lasted until 140, 000 mi), depending on your schedule- rotate and balance tires, and check battery. VW also suggests to pop off the timing belt cover and ck for cracks, fluid leaks ect.

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