Volkswagen (VW) was founded in 1937 in Germany. The company’s first car, the Beetle, was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and became an iconic symbol of the post-war economic boom.
In the 1960s, VW expanded its lineup with models such as the Golf and the Polo, introduced the Passat and the Scirocco in the 1970s, and then the popular Vanagon in the 1980s. In the 1990s, VW launched the luxury brand, Audi, and acquired Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini.
Although VW has discontinued production of the iconic Beetle, the “People’s Car” remains one of the most popular brands internationally, and was the largest automaker in the world as recently as 2017.
VW has shifted its focus to EVs along with their popular SUVs and Crossovers, VW’s classic German engineering will always hold a place in our hearts.
How often should a Volkswagen be serviced?
The recommended service intervals for a Volkswagen can vary depending on the specific model and year, as well as how the vehicle is used.
Your VW should be serviced every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. The specific intervals may also vary depending on the model, and it’s always best to consult with our expert Executive Automotive mechanics and technicians.
What is involved in a minor service and major service?
A minor service on a Volkswagen normally includes an oil and filter change, as well as a general inspection of the vehicle’s systems and components.
Our expert technicians will check the brakes, tires, suspension, and other components for wear or damage, and make any necessary adjustments. We will also check the vehicle’s fluid levels and top them off as needed.
A major service on a VW is more extensive as it includes all of the minor service items as well as additional checks and maintenance.
For example, a major service may include:
- An oil and filter change
- A general inspection of the vehicle’s systems and components
- A brake inspection, including brake pads and rotors
- A tire rotation
- Inspection of the suspension and steering components
- Inspection of the vehicle’s fluid levels and topping them off as needed
- Replacing the air filter and cabin filter
- Replacing the spark plugs
- Inspection of the exhaust system
- Inspection of the belts and hoses
It’s always best to consult the owner’s manual or contact our Executive Automotive expert technicians with any questions about your luxury car. They Request an appointment today.
The Executive Automotive Difference
Our experienced technicians will provide the care your luxury car deserves, and our knowledgeable VW servicing staff in Santa Fe is ready to give you the quality assurance and attention you demand.
|Tune-up||Heating & Cooling||Engine Rebuild|
|Oil Change||Electrical||Engine Replacement|
|Check Engine Light||Steering & Suspension||Transmission Rebuild|
|Computer Diagnostics||Exhaust||Transmission Replacement|
Your VW deserves the best. Call the experts at Executive Automotive at 505-474-7500 or schedule an appointment today!