2016 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance

2016 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Volkswagen GTI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2016 Volkswagen GTI

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2016 Volkswagen GTI?

What to Know About 2016 Volkswagen GTI Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen GTI and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your GTI could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your GTI, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2016 Volkswagen GTI!

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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your GTI perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2016 Volkswagen GTI problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Volkswagen GTI

Bring your 2016 Volkswagen GTI to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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 2016 Volkswagen GTI be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volkswagen GTI 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Volkswagen GTI could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2016 Volkswagen GTI's engine run smoother. To learn how often Volkswagen recommends you have the oil changed in your 2016 GTI, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2016 Volkswagen GTI.

Maintaining your Volkswagen GTI steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Volkswagen GTI suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Volkswagen GTI's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volkswagen GTI services, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volkswagen GTI cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volkswagen GTI? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2016 Volkswagen GTI maintenance and repairs.

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

2016 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2016 Volkswagen GTI. Get answers to common Volkswagen GTI maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Volkswagen GTI alignment checked? You know your Volkswagen GTI better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Volkswagen GTI to 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 GTI engines.
  • Can Volkswagen dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Volkswagen GTI, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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.