1989 Volkswagen Jetta Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 Volkswagen Jetta?

Your Guide to 1989 Volkswagen Jetta Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Volkswagen Jetta to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Jetta. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Jetta, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Jetta perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Volkswagen Jetta problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen Jetta Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Jetta. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Volkswagen Jetta battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Jetta) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Volkswagen Jetta 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 help your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta's engine run smoother. See Volkswagen's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 Jetta in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Volkswagen Jetta's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volkswagen Jetta services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Jetta’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Volkswagen Jetta radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Volkswagen Jetta maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Volkswagen today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 Volkswagen Jetta. Get answers to common Volkswagen Jetta maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Volkswagen Jetta alignment checked? 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 use high mileage oil in my Volkswagen Jetta? 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 Jetta engines.
  •  Why are my Volkswagen dashboard lights on? 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 Jetta, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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