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Volkswagens are among the most beloved automobiles available to the American consumer, and driving one is not only utilitarian and practical, but also comfortable. Furthermore, these cars are very reliable. You will notice superior drivability, especially with the advanced four-wheel drive technology. But it’s important to keep your car serviced and maintained properly to keep it at its best.
At Alex’s Autohaus in Salt Lake City, we recommend following a standard maintenance schedule, with visits at least as often as recommended by Volkswagen. Requirements vary by model and year, but here are a few of the basics you should keep in mind whether you drive a Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Sportwagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan or Touareg.
Oil Change: These are recommended about every 7,500 miles, along with an engine oil filter change.
Tire Rotation: It’s best to switch the placement of your front and rear tires about as often as you have a scheduled oil change, or about every 10,000 miles.
Engine Inspection: We’ll check for leaks other problems both visually and using our factory grade diagnostic equipment. We service extended warranties.
Dust and Pollen Filter Change: By the time your Volkswagen automobile reaches 40,000 miles, it’s time for a change of your dust and pollen filter. If you live in a particularly smoggy or dusty area, our mechanics might recommend changing this filter more often.
Airbag Check: For your 40,000 mile maintenance appointment, we’ll visually inspect your airbag system to make sure it can protect you and your family in case of an accident.
Battery Check: Your car or SUV won’t run without a properly working battery, and it’s important to make sure yours is functioning correctly to prevent future problems with the starter and alternator.
Brake Check: If your car won’t stop in time, repairs could become even worse than a ruined rotor. You could wreck your Volkswagen, decreasing its value and requiring expensive repairs. Let us check your brake system and shock absorbers.
CV Joint Inspection: Your CV joints may be leaking or could be damaged after 40,000 miles of wear, and letting this check go could cost hundreds of dollars in future CV joint replacement. We’ll do the work for you so you can drive with peace of mind.
Exhaust System: Whether your car meets the air quality inspections required in Salt Lake County or not, it’s a good idea to have a mechanic
check your exhaust system for leaks and other damage so you can take care of any problems preemptively.
Electrical System: We’ll check the electronic windows and doors, headlights, interior lighting and glove box lights as part of a general inspection. We’ll also check windshield washers and more.
Tie Rod Ends: If there is excessive play in your steering, you could have serious safety problems. Furthermore, replacing tie rod ends is expensive and time-consuming. We’ll make sure yours are working properly.
Tires: If your tires are worn out, you could be risking everything from problems with the suspension system to your own safety in snowy or sandy conditions. We’ll make sure yours are in good shape.
We specialize in foreign vehicles at Alex’s Autohaus of Salt Lake City, and our mechanics have the experience required to do every job to manufacturer specifications. Call our shop to make an appointment today.
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