2018 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance

2018 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Volkswagen GTI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2018 Volkswagen GTI

How often should I service my 2018 Volkswagen GTI?

Your Guide to 2018 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 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get GTI maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2018 Volkswagen GTI maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Volkswagen, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your GTI's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Volkswagen GTI problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen GTI Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2018 Volkswagen GTI? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Volkswagen GTI battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, 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.

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 2018 Volkswagen GTI running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2018 GTI. 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2018 Volkswagen GTI.

Routine upkeep for your Volkswagen GTI suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, 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. 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.

Without routine Volkswagen GTI maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. Need a new Volkswagen GTI radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Volkswagen GTI maintenance.

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2018 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Volkswagen GTI. Get answers to common Volkswagen GTI maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit 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 does my Volkswagen GTI need high mileage oil? If your Volkswagen GTI has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Volkswagen dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen GTI 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.

Maintain Your Volkswagen GTI

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