Volkswagen Scheduled Maintenance Procedures
- Inspect Automatic transmission shift linkage
- Inspect Ball joints & tie rods
- Inspect Battery
- Inspect Brake pad thickness
- Inspect Brake system
- Inspect Cooling system
- Inspect Drive belts
- Inspect Driveshaft boots
- Inspect Engine (check for leaks)
- Inspect Engine coolant level
- Inspect Exhaust system
- Inspect Fuel system
- Inspect Idle speed
- Inspect Intake air system
- Inspect OBD system - check for codes
- Inspect Power steering fluid
- Inspect Steering system
- Inspect Transmission final drive fluid level
- Inspect Water separator
- Replace Air filter
- Replace Brake fluid
- Replace Cabin air filter
- Replace Coolant
- Replace Engine oil & filter
- Replace Spark plugs
Volkswagen Maintenance Procedures - Common Additional Services
The air filter accumulates dust and debris and should be replaced to protect the engine and maximize fuel economy. For optimal engine performance and longevity, replace every 1 year or 15,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. The filter should be replaced at this time a well. This service should be performed every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Over time the Cabin Filter(s) will accumulate dirt, pollen and debris which can leak in to the passenger compartment if left unchecked. They should be replaced every year or 15,000 miles.
Drive belts crack and become glazed over time and can squeak or even break. They should be replaced every 45,000 miles.
The Fuel Filter becomes restricted as it accumulates debris from filtering the fuel which, can lead to performance problems and early fuel pump failure. It should be replaced at the mileage interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
It is important to rotate the tires from front to rear every 5000-7500 miles so that they wear evenly. This may not be possible on some vehicles because of directional tread design or rim size differences.
Spark Plug terminals wear down over time and can lead to engine misfires and increased exhaust emissions. Replace according to the vehicle manufacturers recommended replacement interval.
Volkswagen Scheduled Maintenance Parts
Volkswagen Scheduled Maintenance Questions and Answers
The mechanic says my daughter must have the timing belt replaced at a cost of $975. Is that really necessary?
I've taken good care of my Beetle, done all scheduled maintenance, oil changes, etc. It has had a ton of maintenance over the years and is getting close to 100K. Considering the problems I have had, I am thinking about getting another car, but most of the times the cheapest car you can get is the one you got...so I was wondering what mileage VW Beetles usually get up to without extensive cost prohibitive repairs.
WATER PUMP, MAF, TIMING BELT, MANIFOLD AIR iNDUCTION, ENGINE VACUUM HOSES.