2018 Volkswagen Atlas Maintenance

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

How often should I service my 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

What to Know About 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen Atlas and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Atlas. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Atlas, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Volkswagen themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Atlas perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Volkswagen Atlas problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen Atlas Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Atlas’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volkswagen Atlas battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Atlas) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Volkswagen Atlas won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2018 Atlas. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volkswagen Atlas can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Volkswagen Atlas steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Volkswagen Atlas's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Volkswagen Atlas maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Volkswagen Atlas’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Volkswagen Atlas radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2018 Volkswagen Atlas maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Get answers to common Volkswagen Atlas maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volkswagen Atlas? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2018 Atlas is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Volkswagen Atlas need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Volkswagen Atlas engines.
  • Can Volkswagen dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen Atlas in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Volkswagen Atlas

Take care of your Volkswagen Atlas and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.