You may find it hard to avoid bringing your Volkswagen to a local auto shop when it breaks down. For example, many vehicle fluids must be replaced regularly, specifically by a trusted professional. It’s best to talk to your Volkswagen dealer or mechanic about the following fluids to ensure that you get them replaced on a schedule that makes sense for you.
1. Oil Change
Did you know that, according to Nerd Wallet, the average vehicle needs its oil changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles? That’s true of your Volkswagen, so make sure that you pay attention to this change rate to ensure you keep your strong. Your mechanic should place a sticker on your windshield that tracks your oil usage, so make sure you check it regularly to change the oil at the right time.
2. Brake Fluid
Brake fluid keeps your brakes strong and minimizes wear and tear issues. It’s regarded amongst Volkswagon drivers that you should change your brake fluid after 10,000 miles and then every 20,000 miles after. You can also schedule it based on years. For example, even if you don’t drive your car for 10,000 miles in its first year or 20,000 miles in two years, you can still change the oil at these milestones.
3. Transmission and Steering Fluid
Transmission and steering fluids typically need changing around the same time to keep these parts operating smoothly. Take your Volkswagen to an auto shop to have it replaced every 50,000 miles. According to BlauParts, that information should help you time your maintenance properly. If you’ve never changed these fluids and your car has over 50,000 miles, change them ASAP.
4. Engine Coolant
Without proper coolant maintenance, your Volkswagen’s engine may start running too hot and cause serious issues with its operation. You’ll likely notice your car running hot if you detect a sweet scent or experience a lack of heat when using the heater. Typically, you must change your coolant at least once every three to four years or as needed, which varies depending on the model.
Don’t forget to ask your Volkswagen auto shop to check your window washer fluid to get it changed quickly and efficiently. It’s often a great idea to change all your fluids at once to ensure they’re handled properly and safely. Please don’t hesitate to contact Melton Automotive today to learn how we can protect your vehicles and keep them running smoothly and efficiently.