The best way to maintain your new Volkswagen Beetle from Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine is to provide routine services. Whether it’s an oil change or filter replacements, these essential services allow your sporty automotive icon to cruise through Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Newport Beach longer.
However, drivers can have some difficulty staying on top of so many services. So Norm Reeves Volkswagen has created this Volkswagen Beetle maintenance guide to ensure that you never miss a chance to provide the care your vehicle needs.
Volkswagen Beetle Maintenance Schedule
The Volkswagen Beetle maintenance schedule provided highlights the factory-recommended services that your vehicle requires to extend its longevity and maintain its sporty performance. In addition to the maintenance tasks it needs, this guide also goes over when each service should be performed.
To give you a better understanding of the Volkswagen Beetle maintenance schedule, here’s an overview each recommended appointment.
When Should I Schedule the First Service for My VW Beetle?
One year after you’ve taken your VW Beetle home or when it reaches 10,000 miles, whichever comes first, you’ll need to schedule your first factory maintenance service at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.
During this appointment, we’ll change the engine oil and filter, perform a visual inspection of the airbag system, check your windshield wipers and headlight cleaning system for damage, and look at the windshield wiper fluid level and fill it if needed. The brake pads and the discs will also be inspected for overall condition.
Future VW Beetle Service Appointments
After the first VW Beetle service, the factory-recommended maintenance schedule shows that you’ll need to set up an appointment every 10,000 miles or once a year to have the same tasks performed.
Other services aren’t required once a year or every 10,000 miles but are needed at different intervals. Below are more details about the additional services your VW Beetle needs in addition to the ones performed at your first appointment and when they should be provided according to the factory maintenance schedule.
Every 20,000 Miles
- Inspect battery.
- Check tire tread pressure, wear pattern, and pressure.
- Inspect brake system and shock absorber for leaks and damage.
- Check brake fluid level.
Every 40,000 Miles
- Inspect exterior and parts for corrosion.
- Check CV joints for leaks and damage.
- Check coolant level and frost protection.
- Replace dust and pollen filter.
- Check engine components for leaks and damage.
- Check transmission, final drive, and drive shaft boots.
- Inspect exhaust system.
- Check and adjust exterior and interior lighting.
- Inspect power steering fluid level.
- Check for damage to the underbody sealant.
- Inspect tire rod ends and boots.
- Test drive for performance inspection.
- All services required every 20,000 miles.
At 80,000 Miles
- Change automatic transmission fluid.
Every 6 Years, Regardless of Mileage
- Replace air filter element and snow filter.
- Clean housing for air and snow filter.
- Replace spark plugs.
Schedule Routine Service at Norm Reeves Volkswagen
Following the factory-recommended Volkswagen Beetle maintenance schedule isn’t enough to ensure a long and healthy life for your car. You’ll also need to have these services performed at a professional service department with innovative tools and a team of trained technicians. For those in Rancho Santa Margarita, Newport Beach, and Mission Viejo, there’s only one place you get all that and more: Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.
So if you need quality scheduled maintenance for your VW Beetle, contact the service department at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine or go online to set up a service appointment today!