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How Do I Know If My Volkswagen Needs A Service?

It’s important that you keep any car serviced regularly, and Volkswagens can sometimes require more maintenance than other cars. VWs have a reputation for being reliable; however, all cars need routine maintenance to keep things moving smoothly and ensuring that your Volkswagen is well-maintained prevents any expensive issues.

Whether it’s a minor problem or a major one, it’s always important to get any issues checked out as soon as possible to avoid them from getting any bigger. 

Regular VW services

If your Volkswagen is mostly healthy, it will only need its regularly scheduled maintenance. This is usually recommended at increments of 10,000 miles for newer VW models, though some prefer to go by time rather than mileage. 

This usually depends on how far you’re driving your car and how often.

Just because there might not be an obvious problem with your Volkswagen vehicle doesn’t mean that there aren’t any hidden issues with it. While, as we said, they’re known for being reliable, any vehicle can have unseen issues and these can quickly get out of control before you notice if you’re not meeting your regular service schedule.

Reasons to get your car serviced earlier

So, when should you worry about getting your VW service earlier than scheduled? There are a few reasons you might need to get your VW serviced earlier than its mileage or due date.

There’s a major issue

This one’s pretty straightforward. If there’s a major problem that’s causing your car to not function safely, such as fuel issues, engine or brake problems, then you should seek a service as soon as possible.

Elite Euro is experienced in Volkswagen services so, if you have an issue, we’ve probably seen it before and can help you. We know how important it is for you to get back on the road, which is why we’re here to help with efficient and affordable servicing.

There’s a fuel loss problem

Is your fuel economy poor? Excess fuel consumption often indicates that there is a problem with your car and its fuel efficiency, if this occurs when it’s not under strenuous conditions. Some environmental factors that affect fuel economy might include transportation of heavy loads or regularly travelling uphill.

If you think you might have a fuel loss problem, it could be attributed to a variety of things and you should see a Volkswagen specialist. At Elite Euro, our expert technicians can assess your car and identify where the fuel loss is coming from.

Dashboard lights are on

While sometimes dashboard lights can be a false alarm, more often than not they are indicating that you need to take your car for a service as soon as possible. This is especially important if your ‘check engine’ light is on.

Volkswagens also usually have a service indicator light that will identify when your car is due for a service. Other important lights might be the ABS light or the airbag light.

The best option is to head to a VW service centre and get a Volkswagen expert to check your car over. Elite Euro offers experienced VW services in Perth. Get in touch with us here.

It’s making weird noises

Strange noises coming from your Volkswagen are rarely a good sign. They could be indicating a brake problem, a belt issue or a transmission/clutch problem. Even if these noises seem unimportant, they can quickly become bigger problems if ignored.

The best thing to do when hearing strange noises is to seek out a Volkswagen expert. At Elite Euro, we’re very experienced in dealing with Volkswagens and are honest with the way we do business. That means we’ll be transparent with what the problem is and the best way for you to deal with it.

Looking for help with your Volkswagen service in Perth? Get in touch with us today.

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