Oil changes aren’t just a good idea, they’re essential if you’d like to keep your VW soaring over the pavement. The oil in your vehicle’s engine is its lifeblood, keeping your engine cool and free from friction that can wear down components. However, oil can become gunked up with particles over time, and it can slowly leak out of your engine. As such, it’s crucial to keep fresh oil circulating through your engine. Consult your owner’s manual to see just how often you need to replace the oil in your VW, and reach out to us if you’re curious about the best oil for your vehicle — plus, you can schedule an appointment while you have our attention!
With high-power Golfs, Jettas, and Passats on the VW production line, it’s obvious that this manufacturer caters to those who like to fly over the highway. While some of these performance models are built for speed, there are drawbacks for those of us with a lead foot — you’ll have to replace the tires more often. So, if you have a VW model that’s built for hugging turns, just be sure to keep up on your tire replacements, so that you’ll retain the grip that promises a speedy, yet smooth and safe journey.
From your power steering fluid to your brake fluid, your car relies on various, highly specialized fluids to operate properly. Oftentimes, these fluids are responsible for maintaining a friction-free environment for various vehicle components, or they operate hydraulic systems. Regardless, your fluid systems will require flushes from time to time. Depending on the system, your fluids may be prone to break down over time, or they can build up grime, leaving the components prone to damage. With regular fluid flushes, you can rest assured that your systems will operate as they’re designed, and their longevity will be maintained over the lifetime of your vehicle. We offer fluid flushes for transmission, power steering, brake line, and fuel-injection systems, among others.
TIMING BELT REPLACEMENTS
Your timing belt coordinates the all-important timing of the crankshaft and camshaft, ensuring that your engine’s valves open and close with efficient precision. While this component is highly durable (it’s made of a heavy-duty rubber), it is liable to wear down over time. Timing belts may lose their teeth, they may crack, or they may snap altogether. Any timing belt wear and tear can result in further damage to your engine, and a complete timing belt break can actually total your engine — as such, it is crucial to ensure that your timing belt is swapped out regularly.
Now, because timing belts are installed underneath the engine casing, you can’t monitor the state of the timing belt without some time-consuming engine disassembly. That’s why vehicle manufacturers issue recommended timing belt replacement intervals. For most VW models, the owner’s manual recommends between 60,000 and 100,000 miles of drive time for a given timing belt before it should be replaced. Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for a specific recommendation.