It is a simple truth that VWs are unusual vehicles, and they have a huge following of dedicated drivers all over the planet. However, just because someone loves their VW, it does not mean that they can provide optimal care for the vehicle. At Escondido German Auto, we perform comprehensive VW maintenance, but offer these tips to owners who want to ensure their car remains in top shape between visits:
Begin with a plan
As an experienced provider of VW maintenance in Escondido, we have seen our share of clients who face expensive repairs because they did not create a detailed service plan for the vehicle. The owner’s manual provides every detail about the scheduled maintenance needs for the car, and we recommend you create a calendar for yourself to be sure you book your essential auto repair in Escondido in a timely manner.
Choose a certified mechanic
Again, if you own a Volkswagen in Escondido and take it to a general mechanic, you are not guaranteed you are getting the best VW maintenance. We are skilled and knowledgeable in this area. For example, we know that the newer models have tighter service needs, and we can help you create the right service routines.
Check the levels
Make it a habit to check tire pressure, oil levels, transmission fluids, coolants, and wiper fluid on a regular basis.
Stick with OEM
We use only OEM replacement parts to eliminate the risk of low quality results. If you are going to purchase anything to do some VW maintenance of your own, take the time to buy OEM.
Beyond the Basics for Optimal VW Maintenance
In addition to those basic maintenance tips, we recommend oil changes every 5k to 7k miles, depending on your vehicle’s mileage, brake flushes every two years, coolant service every three years, transmission services every 40-60k miles, spark plug updates every 40k to 80k miles, cabin air filter changes every 20k to 30k miles and engine filter changes ever 40k miles. We also recommend the timing belt and pump combo be changed every 80-100k miles and that fuel filters are changed every 20-60k (depending on diesel or gas).
Contact Escondido German Auto for VW Maintenance in Escondido
If you have additional questions about the VW maintenance, or about any of the other services mentioned here, give us a call at our Escondido, CA office at 760-291-8520. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about VW service, read our overview blog.