What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

December 21st, 2018 by

 

mechanic inspecting car tiresBuying a new or used Volkswagen in the Astoria area is exciting, but a lot goes into it owning a car. It’s important to make sure your Volkswagen has its routine service performed to ensure it’s running in smoothly for years to come. When your Volkswagen hits various mileage intervals, there are services needed to make sure parts of your vehicle work correctly. Our service department at Long Island City Volkswagen has a maintenance schedule guide to should follow.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, perform the following Volkswagen maintenance checks:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, and wear and tear

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

On top of the preventative maintenance mentioned above, it’s recommended to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Finally, have these car maintenance checks performed every year, as well as the three-month and six-month services:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Every Month

These are maintenance checks you should also do each month:

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Cars are complex machines, and they need the proper care to ensure it’s safe to drive in Flushing. When you neglect maintenance like oil change services, you can end up with major repairs or have to replace parts, which can get expensive. An oil change at Long Island City Volkswagen doesn’t have to be expensive, and following the maintenance schedule ensures your car is running smoothly, which ultimately saves you money.

Visit the Service Department at Long Island City Volkswagen

If your vehicle needs routine maintenance like replacing your tires or brake repairs, or for tips on preparing your Volkswagen for winter, we have you covered at Long Island City Volkswagen! Contact us today with any questions about your vehicle’s service, or to schedule an appointment. Be sure to browse our rotating parts and service specials and coupons to save on your next visit!

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