2013 Volkswagen GTI Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Volkswagen GTI

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 2013 Volkswagen GTI in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your GTI. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Volkswagen's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your GTI’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Volkswagen GTI

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2013 Volkswagen GTI. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your GTI. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your GTI's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your GTI can determine what kind of service it needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Volkswagen GTI Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 2013 GTI engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Volkswagen, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 2013 Volkswagen GTI Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Volkswagen GTI spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Volkswagen GTI? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Volkswagen GTI. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Volkswagen GTI engine than others? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

2013 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Volkswagen GTI to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repair Service for Your 2013 Volkswagen GTI

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Volkswagen GTI's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2013 Volkswagen GTI repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Volkswagen GTI Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your GTI and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.