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Volkswagen offers vehicle maintenance reminders ahead of summer travel 

MAY 24, 2022

Only drive and park where it is permitted and always stay on provided roads and paths. See owner’s manual for important information regarding off pavement use.

MAY 24, 2022

With Memorial Day around the corner, summer travel season is officially upon us. Before you head into the holiday weekend, Volkswagen’s technical expert, Dan Planz — a Volkswagen Technical Training Manager — has a few tips on how to best prep your vehicle for the summer travel season.

With four decades of experience under the hood of Volkswagen vehicles, Dan is a trusted source when it comes to vehicle care and maintenance:

Regular maintenance is the best way to stay road trip ready—and preserve your car’s value

“Proper maintenance can ensure the correct operation of the vehicle and could help spare you from more costly repairs,” said Dan. “As an added benefit, regularly maintained cars can hold value much better than their neglected counterparts.”

Regularly scheduled maintenance is important to help keep the car operating in optimal condition. Replacing engine oil at the manufacturer’s listed intervals will help keep your car’s engine running smoothly. Regularly rotating your tires can lengthen the tread life and could save you money from replacing them in the long term. The inspection processes incorporated in scheduled maintenance could also identify small issues before they turn into major problems.

From air filters to the cooling system, everything in the car is subject to cause and effect, and not addressing the cause at the scheduled time may lead to an undesired effect. For example, neglecting to change brake fluid can wear out the hydraulic components quicker and even ruin the brake lines—which can be hazardous and expensive to replace.

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