We recommend changing the oil and filter in Volkswagen vehicles every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The exception is the Routan, which is recommended every 6,000 miles. Always reference your Owner’s Manual for service intervals and schedule maintenance information.
The answer depends on what you’re driving. Since it can be different for every vehicle, it is best to refer to your Owner’s Manual * for service intervals and schedule maintenance information for changing the timing belt.
*Online Owner's Manual available for 2012 model years and newer.
Fingerprints. We don’t like them either. The best way to clean the touchscreen surface of your vehicle's radio would be using an anti-static cleaning cloth. Just make sure that you switch off the radio before your do, so you don't change your favorite station by accident.
There is no easy way to do this as our vehicles (except the Routan) do not have a transmission oil dipstick. Information about the maintenance and service intervals for your automatic transmission can be found in the Warranty and Maintenance Booklet of your Owner’s Manual. It is always best to work with your local VW dealer for any service-related questions that you have!
Good question! It is important that the engine oil used in your vehicle conforms to our specifications. To find out what engine oil specification is recommended for your vehicle, please see your Owner’s Manual.
For detailed information about the tire replacement and tread depth recommendations, please see the “Tire” section in your Owner’s Manual. It is important to remember that tires should be replaced in pairs, rather than individually.
Before you get under the hood, you should know we don't include fuse diagrams in the Owner’s Manuals because, based on the many different equipment levels, there are too many different layout versions. If something is malfunctioning in the electrical system, the Owner’s Manual does provide a guide on how to find and replace a burned-out fuse.
To help protect against corrosion perforation, our vehicles are treated in a phosphate bath (and a dip paint bath) before painting. After this, we use three layers of paint: primer/filler, base, and a clear coat. A cavity sealer is used in most corrosion-sensitive areas. For example, the wheel housing and underbody are treated with an additional protective sealant or film. This is a tougher elastic coating to help prevent stone chipping.
With the exception of the Routan, Volkswagen vehicles use fully synthetic engine oil ONLY.
This one’s pretty important and varies per vehicle. You’ll need to check the “coolant specifications” section in your Owner’s Manual.
Timing is everything when it comes to scheduled maintenance. The recommended interval for the fuel filter can be found in the maintenance booklet of your Owner’s Manual under the “Service schedule” section.
To keep it simple, yes, the tire can be filled with regular air.