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What is the Volkswagen Maintenance Schedule?

To keep your vehicle in like-new condition for as long as possible after leaving our showroom, it is important to keep up with the recommended Volkswagen service schedule. At our state-of-the-art service center near Chicago, you know your vehicle is in excellent hands. With all of the latest technology and our highly-skilled technicians, you can expect that your vehicle will be back on the roads of LaGrange in no time. Although the recommended Volkswagen maintenance schedule for your car may vary depending on its year and model, in most cases, following the guide below will suffice.

Initial 10K Miles

When you hit the 10,000-mile mark, your Volkswagen vehicle will need its key systems inspected and maintained. Listed below are the services that should be performed after the initial 10,000 miles:

  • Oil and oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Airbag system inspection
  • AdBlue fluid check
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Headlight cleaning system inspection

20K, 60K, & 100K Miles

What happens when you hit the 20,000, 60,000, or 100,000-mile interval? You should complete all of the 10,000-mile services, in addition to what is listed below:

  • Battery inspection
  • Tire inspection
  • Brake system inspection
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Dust and pollen filter replacement
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check

30K, 50K, 70K, 90K, & 110K Miles

At these milestones, preventative maintenance is a must. Once again, you will want to perform all of the 10,000-mile services, but you should also add a brake disc inspection and a brake and clutch unit fluid change.

40K, 80K, & 120K Miles

When it comes to Volkswagen maintenance at the 40,000, 80,000 and 120,000-mile intervals, the tasks performed at the 10,000-mile mark should be repeated again in addition to the inspections and services recommended below:


  • Tires
  • Battery
  • Brakes
  • Coolant
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Electrical components
  • Underbody sealant
  • CV joints

Other services: 

  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Dust and pollen filter replacement
  • DSG transmission fluid and filter change
  • Tire filler bottle expiration date check
  • Tire filler bottle replacement in the mobility kit

Is Maintenance on a Volkswagen Expensive?

With all of the tasks listed above, you may be asking, “Is maintenance on a Volkswagen expensive?” Fortunately, it is actually quite affordable to keep your Volkswagen running smoothly.

In a recent study from YourMechanic, VW maintenance costs and VW repair costs were found to be well below average. 30 popular brands were included in the study, and it was determined that over a ten-year period, Volkswagen service costs were lower than the service costs for 21 other brands. The study shows that Volkswagen cars and SUVs are not expensive to maintain, compared to many other brands on the market today.

Volkswagen Maintenance is Affordable and Hassle-Free with The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

Is your vehicle in need of service? If so, set up your next appointment with The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside today. In addition to our already low maintenance prices, we also offer rotating service specials for added savings. Contact us today with any questions.

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