TUTORIAL: How to change oil on a VW Golf Mk5 in 7 steps

Attention! When you do an oil change, you have to replace also the oil filter (see the video tutorial how to do that!).

If you have the space and the right tools, you can save money by changing your oil and oil filter yourself. First, start by warming up your engine for 2 or 3 minutes so the oil can flow out of the engine easily. Be careful not to let the engine ran too long, otherwise, you will burn yourself. When it’s slightly warm to the touch, shut off the engine. Then, follow these steps from the video below:

STEP 1: remove the underbody shield

STEP 2: remove drain plug with a 19 mm socket

Collect the used oil in a special container

STEP 3: when oil is drained, re-tighten drain plug

STEP 4: put back the underbody shield

STEP 5: remove the cap from the oil filler hole at the top of your engine

STEP 6: fill the engine with 4 liters of properly oil

STEP 7: put back the cap from the oil filler hole

Wait for 5 to 10 minutes for the oil to settle into the oil pan, and then check the oil level with the dipstick.