2012 Volkswagen Passat Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune Into Your Volkswagen Passat

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Passat’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you follow the guidelines specified by Volkswagen for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you invest in your Passat's long-term health and engine performance.

Volkswagen Passat Engine Tune-Up Services

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Volkswagen Passat engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Passat. 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 Passat's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Passat can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where Should I Go for My Volkswagen Passat Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 2012 Passat engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2012 Volkswagen Passats

  • When should Volkswagen Passat spark plugs be replaced? 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 does a puddle underneath my Volkswagen Passat mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Volkswagen Passat. 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 hard starts and stops bad for my Volkswagen Passat engine? 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.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Volkswagen Passat

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

Repair Service for Your 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Volkswagen Passat's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2012 Volkswagen Passat repairs.

Schedule Your Volkswagen Passat Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your Passat running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.