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New VW ownership 101: Essential maintenance tips for your new Volkswagen

At Elite Euro, we’re dedicated to servicing and maintaining luxury VW cars. Our expertise extends to Volkswagens, Audis and Skodas, offering a range of services, including logbook servicing, general maintenance, repairs, and RacingLine OEM+ Tuning.

Owning a Volkswagen is more than just having a mode of transportation, it’s an investment in reliability, performance, and quality. As a European car owner, you’ve entered a world where proper maintenance in preserving the value and performance of your investment matters.

Your VW deserves specialised care, and we’ve been working with luxury European cars for almost two decades. We understand the detailed care, dynamics and maintenance your VW needs.

Here’s a guide to help you get the most out of your VW.

Need a reliable Volkswagen servicer in Perth? Contact our team of VW specialists today.

Check your fluid levels

Your Volkswagen relies on various fluids to operate smoothly. Regularly checking and maintaining engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering and windshield washer fluid is essential.
Our Elite Euro service includes thorough inspections to ensure these fluids are at optimal levels, promoting engine health and longevity.

How to check your Volkswagen’s fluid levels:

Engine oil: Use the dipstick to check oil levels. If constantly refilling, it might indicate an oil leak which needs to be fixed by a mechanic.

Coolant/Antifreeze: Ensure levels are between the minimum and maximum marks. Regular coolant system flushes are recommended.

Brake Fluid: Check the clear tank with minimum and maximum lines. Low levels may indicate a problem with the braking system.

Windshield Washer: Don’t overlook it; top up regularly for clear visibility.

Power Steering Fluid: Inspect levels and colour. Brown or black fluid may indicate contamination, requiring immediate attention by a professional.

Maintain your tyre pressure

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure for your Volkswagen is not just a routine task, it’s an essential aspect to ensuring a safe drive. Our VW specialists at Elite Euro pay attention to these details at every service, recognising its impact on tyre condition, fuel efficiency, and overall driving experience.

Finding the right pressure for your car is easy and typically found in either the fuel tank cap or the driver’s door frame. The correct tyre pressure varies for each car, your owners manual provides information on the recommended tyre pressure, you should also be able to find this information with a quick Google search. You can increase and decrease your tyre pressure at generally every petrol station.

Our pro tips on checking your tyre pressure:

Check when cold: Ideally, check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold for the most accurate reading.
Do it under the right conditions: Avoid reducing air pressure in warm tyres, as this can lead to inaccurate readings.

Monitor the overall vehicle condition

A well-maintained European car is more than just looking after the individual parts. Our European car experts conduct visual checks for any signs of damage, wear, and unusual noises. Early detection allows for timely repairs, preventing complications that could affect the performance of your VW investment.

Visual inspections should endure the examination of the external and internal surfaces of your VW. Scratches, dents, or any visible damage could be an indicator of more profound issues. Identifying and dealing with these concerns early can help preserve your car and prevent structural problems from developing.

There are other things you can do yourself to keep your car in good condition overall that are relatively cost effective and easy to do. You can do this by:

Washing your car regularly: Built-up dirt can ruin your car’s paint job and can actually destroy the body underneath with rust which slowly spreads and damages important car parts.

Refrain from bad driving habits: Breaking too hard and fast, turning corners at high speed, driving with a cold engine, and turning corners at high speeds can all lead to damaged tyres, brakes and cause stress on multiple car parts.

Changing your air filter and oil regularly: As mentioned before, fluid checks are important and it needs to be changed regularly. Additionally, your car’s air filter is there to filter out debris and dirt, which can actually do damage to the engine. Luckily, changing your filter is cheap and easy, and will save you costly engine repairs in the future.

Choose a reliable European car servicer

When it comes to maintaining your Volkswagen, Audi, or Skoda, choosing a specialised European car service is important. Our team of experienced professionals will give your vehicle the care it deserves by adhering to manufacturer specifications and using genuine Volkswagen parts in Perth.

What we do:

European Servicing: Our professional European servicing includes a diagnostic scan, comprehensive vehicle inspection, proper logbook documentation, a service reminder sticker, and a detailed invoice.

Pre-purchase Inspections: Looking at purchasing a pre-owned VW, Audi or Skoda? It can be risky, but bring us along for just $220 and our knowledgeable team can provide you with a diagnostic test and inspection, valuable advice and a detailed report, potentially saving you a costly mistake.

Repairs: Timely and efficient repairs using genuine VW parts to address any issues and prevent further damage.

RacingLine OEM+ Tuning: Enhance your driving experience with our performance tuning services. Did you know that we are also one of W.A’s only RacingLine OEM+ Tuning centres.

See an experienced European car servicer

If you have any concerns about your European car, don’t hesitate to contact Elite Euro. Our team is here to provide guidance, expert advice, and unique, tailored car servicing. Invest in the care your car deserves with Elite Euro. Drive with confidence, drive with Elite Euro. Book today.