2013 Volkswagen Beetle Maintenance Schedule

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle?

Your Guide to 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen Beetle and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Beetle has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Beetle, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle!

Volkswagen knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Beetle running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Volkswagen Beetle problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Volkswagen Beetle Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Beetle's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Beetle may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Volkswagen Beetle 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Beetle stranded. Your Volkswagen Beetle won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

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 2013 Volkswagen Beetle engine. See Volkswagen's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2013 Beetle in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volkswagen Beetle can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Volkswagen Beetle 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. Components within your Volkswagen Beetle's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volkswagen Beetle services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volkswagen Beetle cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Volkswagen Beetle radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 Volkswagen Beetle maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. Get answers to common Volkswagen Beetle maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Volkswagen Beetle alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Volkswagen Beetle to high mileage oil? If your Volkswagen Beetle has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Volkswagen dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Volkswagen Beetle to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Volkswagen Beetle

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Volkswagen Beetle maintenance appointment today.