Volkswagen Golf GTI Maintenance Schedule
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is known for its high performance and safety ratings, as well as its speed and power on the road. Keeping the recommended VW Golf GTI service schedule will help owners throughout Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port maintain the vehicle’s efficiency, prolong its life, and prevent expensive mechanical repairs.
If you’re not sure if your vehicle needs service, read through the Volkswagen Golf GTI maintenance schedule, provided by the experts at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Port Charlotte. Then, schedule a service appointment.
Every 10,000 Miles
When your vehicle reaches 10,000 miles, it’ll need the following work done…
- Change the engine oil and filter.
- Check the brake pad thickness and brake disc condition (front and rear).
- Reset service interval display (if applicable).
- Check windshield washers, the headlight cleaning system, and the wiper blades for damage and function. Also, check the fluid level and add, if necessary.
Every 20,000 Miles
After 20,000 miles, you’ll need to get the same service done as above, plus these additional items…
- Check the battery.
- Inspect the brake system and shock absorbers for leaks and damage.
- Check the thickness of the brake pads, brake disc condition, and brake fluid level.
- Check tread depth, condition wear pattern, and pressure of all tires (including spare).
Every 40,000 Miles
The 40,000-mile mark is when you’ll get a more extensive inspection. Along with the items at 10,000-mile maintenance and 20,000-mile maintenance, you’ll need to get the following done…
- Replace the dust and pollen filter.
- Replace the spark plugs (every four years).
- Visually inspect the body for corrosion.
- Check the CV joints for leaks and damage.
- Check the coolant level.
- Check the engine and engine compartment components from top to bottom for leaks and damage.
- Also, check the transmission, final drive, and drive shaft boots.
- Check the exhaust system for damage and leaks.
Every 80,000 Miles
After 80,000 miles, the inspection follows the same exact format as the 40,000-mile mark. That includes everything mentioned above, plus…
- Check the headlights and adjust, if necessary.
- Check the interior lighting and glove box lights, cigarette lighter/power outlets, horn, and all warning lamps.
- Check the front and rear lights, luggage compartment lighting, turn signals, and hazard warning lights.
- Check the power steering fluid level.
- Check the condition of the ribbed V-belt (if applicable).
- Check, clean, and lubricate the sunroof and panoramic sunroof (if applicable).
- Open the sunroof and check the front water drains and clean, if necessary (if applicable).
- Go on a test drive and check the braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, handling, and parking brake.
- Check the tie rod ends for excessive play. Also, check the boots.
Every 120,000 Miles
If your vehicle has reached 120,000 miles, then you’ve done an excellent job at keeping up with the necessary maintenance. At this point, you’ll need to everything mentioned above completed, as well as…
- Replace and clean housing of air filter element.
- Inspect the underbody sealant for damage.
Schedule Service for Your VW Golf GTI Today
If your Volkswagen Golf GTI needs any type of service done, bring it to our service center at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Port Charlotte. Our highly trained technicians have been serving the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port areas for many years, and we’ll work hard to get your vehicle in great shape.