Transmission oils for VW

As with engine oils, VW also publishes its own specifications for transmission oils. Depending on the approval, the oils can be used in the various vehicle models. The specifications apply not only to VW, but also in part to the vehicles of subsidiaries such as Audi, Skoda and Seat. With our Oilfinder you will find the right transmission oil or ATF for your car. Our transmission oils have high load carrying properties and protect your gearbox against wear. The innovative additive system ensures clean shifting processes in your VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat.

OEM specifications of VW

Below we present the most important VW specifications for transmission oils and the ADDINOL products that are approved for them.


VW Specifications / Approvals:

Audi/VW G 052 529, Audi/VW/Seat/Skoda G 052 182, VW G 055 529


VW Specifications / Approvals:

VW G 005 000, VW 501 50 (G50)


VW Specifications / Approvals:

VW 501 50 (G50)

Which transmission oil from ADDINOL is the right one for my VW model?

In the operating instructions of your VW model you will find the regulations for the suitable transmission oil. In case of doubt, the specialist workshop can also help you. Only fill your car with transmission oil that has the necessary clearance.

It always depends on the year of manufacture and the type of transmission (manual or automatic) which transmission oil can be used for your VW. The compatible oils for VW T5, T4, VW Caddy, VW Touran, VW Polo or VW Golf may differ depending on the model. Use our Oilfinder to find out what fits your model.

Classic six-speed manual transmission of an Audi
Classic six-speed manual transmission (Audi)

Transmission oil change at VW

Transmission oil ages and wears just like engine oil. Although the change intervals are longer (80,000 - 120,000 kilometres), the gearbox oil change should not be neglected for frequent drivers or older models. Replacing the gearbox after damage can be expensive.

If you want to change the transmission oil on your VW, you can do this by yourself. In the manual of your car you will find the position of the drain plug of your VW. You can turn these loosely and drain the used oil. Depending on the type of transmission (manual or automatic), the oil change is a complicated process, which also requires a lifting platform.


Christian Retschke

Head of Research and Development