Maintenece Schedules

VW Maintenance Schedule

Every 250 miles or weekly, whichever comes first.

Check the engine oil level
Check the windshield washer fluid level.
Check the brake fluid level
Check the tires and tire pressures

Every 3000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first

Check the automatic stick shift fluid level.
Lubricate the chassis
Change the engine oil.
Check and adjust the engine drivebelt(s), if necessary
Check and service the battery

Every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first

Inspect the windshield wiper blades and replace them if needed.
Check the clutch pedal for proper freeplay and adjust if needed.
Look over all underhood hoses and replace if needed.
Rotate all tires.
Check the valve clearance and adjust if needed.
Inspect the brake system.
Check the driveaxle boots and CV joints.
On an automatic stick shift only, check the starter safety switch check.

Every 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first.

Service the air filter.
Look over the fuel system
Service the fuel filter
Check the compression
Replace your spark plugs
Look over the spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor, and replace if needed.
Replace the spark plugs
Replace the ignition points and condenser.
Check the engine idle speed and adjust if needed.
Check the ignition timing and adjust if needed.
Check the valve clearance and adjust if needed.
Check the transaxle lubricant level.
Look over the suspension and steering components.
Look over the emission control system (if equipped)
Inspect the exhaust system
Service the automatic stick shift
Rotate the tires.

Every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first.

Check and repack the wheel bearings
Change the transaxle lubricant*
Replace the catalytic converter
Service the EGR system
This item is affected by “severe” operating conditions. If this applies to your vehicle, you will need to perform all maintenance indicated with an asterisk (*) twice as much. If you operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions, you are driving under severe conditions.

Operating in dusty areas

Idling for extended periods and/or low speed operation
Operating when outside temperatures remain below freezing and when most trips are less than four miles.