It wasn’t until my husband bought his Volkswagen Passat earlier this year, did I realize that Volkswagen has a different maintenance schedule than most cars. I’m used to taking my car in every 4,000 miles or so depending on what the dealership requests but it is different for his 2017 Passat.
Maintenance for the Volkswagen Passat
Instead of taking your car in for its first oil change at 7,500 miles like I did for my car, our first oil change isn’t until 10,000 miles. They actually recommend oil changes every 10,000 miles. Why? They use a full synthetic oil so it lasts longer. It isn’t recommended to go any longer than that, especially if your Volkswagen is equipped with Turbo. Turbo is fun but can cause trouble to the car if you wait too long.
It is also super easy to schedule an appointment with Coachella Valley Volkswagen: You can always call but using the website is easy. You can find your car, pick what you want to be done and schedule it. This includes the time as well. If you bought your Volkswagen there, it helps because your information will already be in the system. If you haven’t, the registration process is easy. Or you can make a quick appointment and fill out paperwork later.
If you are buying your car now, ask about a pre-paid maintenance plan. It can be worked into your loan and save you money in the long run. Our first 3 times we bring in our car for maintenance is already paid for so we have nothing extra out of pocket. Saves you money and time. Just drop the car off and pick it back up. Easy peasy!
Thinking about getting a Volkswagen?
Check over Coachella Valley Volkswagen‘s website. You can learn a ton about Volkswagen and maybe even find your new car. They are beautiful cars, aren’t they?