Staying up-to-date on routine maintenance is one of the easiest ways to keep your car running like it should. In this post, we’ll look at the 2016 Volkswagen Passat maintenance schedule so you can make sure that your vehicle gets the service it needs to perform at its best.

If you have any questions about Volkswagen maintenance, contact the service department at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, proudly serving Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Newport Beach, and beyond.

VW Passat Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance schedule for your Volkswagen Passat will vary depending on the year, engine, transmission system, driving conditions, and more. It’s important to consult a professional Volkswagen technician to ensure that your car is getting the care it needs.

For this maintenance schedule, we’ll focus on the 2016 Passat with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. We’ll also assume it’s operating under normal driving conditions.

If you have a different configuration or think that your Passat is due for routine maintenance, you can always double check by contacting our service department. At the end of this post, we’ll tell you how to find a more detailed service interval guide specific to your Volkswagen model and other factors.

Passat Recommended Maintenance at 10,000 Miles

This is probably the first big maintenance interval for most Volkswagen Passat vehicles. During this service appointment, the VW technician will replace the engine oil and engine oil filter. They will also inspect the airbag system, brake pads, rear window, and other basic systems.

One of the last things you’ll probably need by this interval is a tire rotation. The technician will rotate the front tires to the rear to promote even wear among all four tires.

20,000-Mile Service Interval

By now, you’ve probably made a lot of great memories with your VW Passat and the best way to ensure more is to follow the maintenance schedule. In addition to most of the service you received at the 10,000-mile mark, there are a few new services that your vehicle will need.

The first is a thorough inspection of the tires to make sure that they’re still functioning properly. From there, the technician will inspect the entire braking system (not just the brake pads) and the battery. The last thing they’ll do is replace the dust and pollen filter to help the cabin air stay fresh and clean.

Routine Maintenance at 30,000 Miles

This service interval for your VW Passat follows the same work done during the 10,000-mile interval. It’s important to continue having regular inspections and maintenance like this performed to keep your VW Passat running at its best.

Neglecting to have your vehicle serviced according to manufacturer recommendations could void the vehicle’s warranty or result in unnecessary system failures. So make sure that you stay up-to-date on all of your regularly scheduled maintenance.

Find Your VW Passat Maintenance Schedule

This brief maintenance guide is only an example of some of the recommended services for your VW Passat. For a detailed schedule, you can try using our free online maintenance schedule or contact one of our Volkswagen technicians in our service department.

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, we’re happy to help our Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area customers take better care of their vehicles. If you think it’s time for your VW to receive service, schedule an appointment today at our professional service center.

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