2013 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance

2013 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2013 Volkswagen GTI

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2013 Volkswagen GTI?

Your Guide to 2013 Volkswagen GTI Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen GTI and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your GTI could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get GTI maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2013 Volkswagen GTI!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Volkswagen, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 GTI perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2013 Volkswagen GTI problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Volkswagen GTI

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2013 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2013 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your GTI stranded. Your Volkswagen GTI won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2013 Volkswagen GTI engine. See Volkswagen's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2013 GTI in the chart at the top of this page. 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2013 Volkswagen GTI? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Volkswagen GTI steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 Volkswagen GTI steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Volkswagen GTI's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Volkswagen GTI maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. 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 GTI’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volkswagen GTI? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volkswagen GTI? 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 GTI to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Volkswagen GTI? 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.
  •  Why are my Volkswagen dashboard lights on? 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 GTI to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Top-Notch Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Service

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