Vas Motion

Haldex Oil Change

If you have a 4 Wheel Drive car; whether it’s an Audi TT Quattro, an Audi S3, a Volkswagen Golf 4motion, or a Skoda Octavia 4×4, the likelihood is that your car uses the Haldex four-wheel drive system. That means you should book a Haldex oil change regularly.

Why do I need a Haldex oil change?

Unlike differential oil, which lubricates, Haldex oil is very specific and encourages friction between the surfaces of the multi-plate clutch setup. This friction causes particles of friction material to build up within the oil.

Your 4-wheel drive system is designed to run with this oil specifically and, most importantly, it cannot run unlubricated. The Haldex pump provides oil pressure, which helps the clutches activate rear wheel drive when required. Without this, you could get into trouble off-road. If the filter or oil strainer clogs up, the oil could become dirty and ineffective.

When should I book a Haldex service?

A Haldex oil change/service should be carried out every 20,000 miles for best results. However, this can change depending on the model and age of your vehicle. For vehicles without a filter, this may mean booking a Haldex service every 10,000 miles. Please call us with your registration number in order for us to confirm which servicing schedule your vehicle requires.

How much does a Haldex oil change cost?

The price will vary depending on what system your vehicle uses. More modern VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT vehicles have an oil strainer instead of a filter, which requires a different type of care. Please give us a call and we can provide you with a quote.

 

For all the Haldex oil needs of your Skoda, Seat, Audi or VW, book an appointment with VAS Motion’s specialist technicians. We are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday for all customers in the Guildford, Woking and surrounding area.