2013 Volkswagen Golf Scheduled Maintenance

2013 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Schedule

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

2013 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2013 Volkswagen Golf?

What to Know About 2013 Volkswagen Golf Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Volkswagen Golf to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Golf. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Golf maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2013 Volkswagen Golf!

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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes 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 Golf perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Volkswagen Golf problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2013 Volkswagen Golf to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Golf. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2013 Volkswagen Golf? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Volkswagen Golf 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2013 Volkswagen Golf running newer, longer. See Volkswagen's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2013 Golf 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2013 Volkswagen Golf? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Volkswagen Golf suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Volkswagen Golf steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Volkswagen Golf's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Volkswagen Golf maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Volkswagen Golf engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Volkswagen Golf radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 Volkswagen Golf 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.

Questions About 2013 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volkswagen Golf? 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 use high mileage oil in my Volkswagen Golf? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Volkswagen Golf? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Volkswagen? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen Golf 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 Top-Notch Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Service

Your Volkswagen Golf isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.