2017 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

2017 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Volkswagen GTI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2017 Volkswagen GTI

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2017 Volkswagen GTI?

What to Know About 2017 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. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your GTI, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2017 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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like 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 GTI running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2017 Volkswagen GTI problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen GTI Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2017 Volkswagen GTI for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. 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 2017 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your GTI may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Volkswagen GTI battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your GTI stranded. Your Volkswagen GTI could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2017 Volkswagen GTI's engine run smoother. To learn how often Volkswagen recommends you have the oil changed in your 2017 GTI, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2017 Volkswagen GTI.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volkswagen GTI can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 GTI 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Volkswagen GTI's steering system with 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 can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2017 Volkswagen GTI maintenance.

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

Questions About 2017 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2017 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.

Maintain Your Volkswagen GTI

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