Volkswagen Golf GTI Maintenance Schedule

As a vehicle owner or lessee, one of the most important things you can do is keep up with your car’s maintenance schedule. Routine scheduled maintenance is instrumental to a car’s longevity and fuel efficiency, as well as the safety of you and your passengers. Furthermore, it can be critical for insurance purposes.

Our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine wrote this Volkswagen Golf GTI maintenance schedule for our customers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach.

If you have any questions, or if you need to schedule a service appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine.

10,000-Mile Intervals

  • Change the engine oil and filter .
  • Get your tires rotated.
  • Have your airbags inspected.

20,000-Mile Intervals

  • Have a professional replace the dust and pollen filters .
  • Change out your fuel filter .
  • Check the battery .
  • Have an expert service technician perform a thorough inspection of your brakes and check for damage to the shock absorber, the condition of the brake disks, the state of the brake pads, and the level of brake fluids.
  • Replace the tire filler bottle in your tire mobility kit if it’s expired.
  • Inspect the tires for tread wear and tire pressure.
  • Add wiper fluid . Also, check the windshield washers, wiper blades, and headlamp cleaning system.

40,000-Mile Intervals

  • Inspect the transmission gearbox .
  • Inspect the exterior body for corrosion, dents, scratches, and lacerations. Have a professional also inspect the underbody sealant for damages.
  • Inspect for damages or leaks in the CV joints .
  • Check the power steering fluid levels .
  • A technician needs to lubricate the mounting pins of the doors.
  • Complete engine inspection .
  • Complete exhaust system inspection .
  • Lights — headlamps, warning lights, glove box lights, trunk lights, cabin lights, turn signals, running lights, hazard lights, etc.
  • Clean and lubricate the sunroof .
  • Take your VW Golf GTI for a test drive by a professional to check that everything’s working properly in the field.

130,000-Mile Intervals

  • Replace the timing belt .

Important Miscellaneous Information

In addition to the maintenance schedule outlined above, you should replace your brake fluid in your Volkswagen Golf GTI when you’ve been driving it for three years. After the initial replacement, do it every two years.

You should also replace your battery every four years.

Finally, your mechanic should reset your vehicle’s service interval display after every scheduled maintenance appointment.

Schedule a Service Appointment Today

We hope that this Volkswagen Golf maintenance schedule was helpful. If you’ve been driving your Golf for any of the aforementioned mileage intervals, it’s time to schedule a service appointment.

It’s very important to do this as quickly as possible. Not only will consistent maintenance boost your car’s longevity and fuel economy, but it could save your life, and the lives of your passengers, too.

Drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach should make their appointment with Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine. Contact us today to schedule your Volkswagen Golf GTI maintenance appointment.