European automobiles like Volkswagen (VW) require and deserve the best in care. You’ve made an investment in the high quality and performance of your car, and that entails regular VW maintenance service. To keep your VW running at peak efficiency for as long as possible, we highly recommend to service it according to the VW factory recommendations.
What is VW maintenance service?
VW maintenance service (or “tune up”/”check up”) is a list of detailed inspections and part replacement at specific intervals. According to VW, you should do your VW maintenance service usually every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever occurs first. Some older models also require an additional service every 5,000 miles or 6 months. There are minor and major service intervals, as well as time-dependent items that you should perform every 2 or more years regardless of mileage.
Regular VW maintenance service can maximize your fuel efficiency, engine life, and improve the value of your vehicle when you trade it in. Services are important because they proactively check and replace worn parts before one of them fails and ruins your day. Services also tighten up and reconfigure aspects of your car ensuring that those parts last you much longer. In addition, the regular service is often a requirement to maintain your VW factory or third party warranty. Keeping records of doing maintenance is often crucial to avoid a denied warranty claim due to a lack of maintenance.
VW maintenance cost
The cost of your VW maintenance is based on the age, mileage, and specific vehicle model. Following your VW maintenance schedule and replacing fluids, belts, and parts on time can help reduce the risk of damage. Your car is a machine, and if one part breaks down, it often wears down related parts. This includes very expensive parts like the engine block, cylinder head, and others. Staying current on your VW maintenance may save you thousands of dollars.
See the full list of our VW maintenance and services here.
There are a few misconceptions when it comes to maintaining your VW:
- Volkswagens are expensive to maintain – you may have heard rumors VWs and others are more expensive to repair than domestic vehicles. While the parts may sometimes cost more due to their need to be imported, overall, the cost of maintaining your Volkswagen is relatively comparable to any other vehicle you may purchase. As long as you adhere to the maintenance schedule set forth in your manual, your vehicle will likely run well for many years.
- Only a dealership can perform Volkswagen repair and maintenance – this is not true. Independent shops that specialize in Volkswagen, have the information, special tools and skills to perform the same and sometimes better services. These shops, like Bestiale, invest heavily in VW factory tools, factory software and genuine parts for Volkswagen service and maintenance. In fact, they are a dealership alternative for any service and repair.
Why choose Bestiale?
At Bestiale, we are happy to perform your VW maintenance schedule according to VW’s requirements or your own. Our technicians will give you the best possible service for your VW, quality work and attention to detail. We can also help to determine if it’s time for your vehicle to be serviced.