What is the Volkswagen Maintenance Schedule?

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The trained and certified technicians at our service department know how to care for every Volkswagen vehicle, from the moment it leaves the factory to the last time you take it out on the road. Whether you drive a VW Atlas or a VW Jetta, following the Volkswagen maintenance schedule is the best way to extend the lifespan, and increase the resale value, of the model that you love.

Although exact requirements and services may vary from model to model, our general guide to Volkswagen maintenance will apply broadly to most vehicles. Check your owner’s manual or contact our service team for details.

Volkswagen Maintenance: Every 10K Miles

Your first 10,000 miles will be smooth sailing if you choose a new Volkswagen. When you hit this milestone for the first time, it’s important to start taking care of important maintenance tasks, like oil changes and tire rotation. In fact, you’ll need to secure each of the following services each time you pass the 10,000-mile marker:

  • Oil and oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation for a longer tire lifespan
  • Airbag system inspection
  • AdBlue fluid check
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Headlight cleaning system inspection

Volkswagen Maintenance: 20K, 60K, and 100K

At 20,000, 60,000, and 100,000 miles, our technicians will take you through the 10,000-mile service list and perform a number of additional checks and replacements, including:

  • Battery inspection
  • Tire inspection
  • Brake system inspection
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Dust and pollen filter replacement
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check
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Volkswagen Maintenance: 30K, 50K, 70K, 90K, and 110K

At these intervals, you’ll need to inspect important components like your brake discs, and you should replace the fluid in your brake and clutch unit. Of course, you’ll also perform all of the 10,000-mile VW services while you’re here.

Volkswagen Maintenance: 40K, 80K, and 120K

You’ll receive the most comprehensive inspections of your vehicle when you bring it in for its 40,000-mile, 80,000-mile, and 120,000-mile service appointments. After going through all of the 10,000-mile services, our technicians will cover each of the following inspections and replacements:


  • Tires
  • Battery
  • Brakes
  • Coolant
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Electrical components
  • Underbody sealant
  • CV joints

Other services:

  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Dust and pollen filter replacement
  • DSG transmission fluid and filter change
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check
  • Tire filler bottle replacement in the mobility kit

Schedule Your O'Fallon Volkswagen Service Today!

Whether you drive a pre-owned Volkswagen or a brand new model, Auffenberg Volkswagen is your source for great service at a price you’ll be happy to pay. Contact us today to get information on the Volkswagen Jetta maintenance cost, or explore our rotating service specials and pre-paid Volkswagen maintenance plans to find exciting ways to save!

We can help to solve any problems that arise with your vehicle, including issues related to overheating. Check out our guide to the VW warning lights, or learn about the VW EPC light, if you’d like to have an idea of what to look for. We carry out all repairs and replacements using genuine OEM Volkswagen parts, so you know we’ll get the job done right.

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