2018 Volkswagen Passat Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Volkswagen Passat

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Passat. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Volkswagen, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Passat’s long-term engine performance.

Volkswagen Passat Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2018 Volkswagen Passat. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Passat. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Passat’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Passat: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

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

If you’re looking for 2018 Passat engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Volkswagen’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, 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.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Volkswagen Passat to drive with old spark plugs? 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 some driving habits better for my Volkswagen Passat engine than others? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance

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.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Repair

Your Volkswagen Passat runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 2018 Volkswagen Passat repairs below.

Schedule Volkswagen Passat Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your Passat and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.