Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Schedule
The Volkswagen Jetta is a reliable compact car with features to give you peace of mind. For that extra sense of security, drivers throughout Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port can get routine service done on their vehicle. If you’re not sure when your car needs to be looked at, read through this helpful Volkswagen Jetta maintenance schedule, provided by our team at Port Charlotte Volkswagen. Afterwards, feel free contact us to schedule service.
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When your Volkswagen Jetta reaches its first 10,000 miles, it needs to get pretty standard work done, like changing the engine oil and oil filter. The brake pads will also get checked for thickness and brake disc condition (front and rear). Plus, the service interval display will need to get reset (if applicable).
After 20,000 miles, your Volkswagen Jetta will need the above work done, plus the following:
- Check the automatic headlight control (if equipped).
- Check the battery.
- Check brake fluid level.
- Check coolant level.
- Check the engine and engine compartment components from above and below for leaks and damage.
- Check the transmission, final drive, and drive shaft boots.
- Check the front and rear lights, headlights (adjust, if necessary), turn signals, cornering, and hazard lights.
- Check headlight washing system (if equipped).
- Check the horn.
- Check the second battery (if applicable).
- Check the braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, handling, and parking brake during a test drive.
- Calibrate tire pressure monitoring system to correct tire pressure settings.
- Check tire pressure.
- Check the tire repair kit for damage and prior use.
- Check the condition and wear pattern of tires; record tread depth.
- Check the windshield wiper/washer system.
- Bring the wiper blades into service position and check for damage.
The 40,000-mile check of your Volkswagen Jetta is also extensive, including everything in the previous services, plus:
- Replace the spark plugs (every four years).
- Replace the dust and pollen filter.
- Visually inspect the ball joints, wheel bearings, axles, coupling rods, tie rod ends, and stabilizer bushings for damage and play.
- Visually inspect the body’s interior and exterior for corrosion.
- Visually inspect the brake system for leaks and damage.
- Check the exhaust system for damage and leaks.
- Inspect the front and rear coil springs and shock absorbers.
- Check interior lighting and glove box lights, cigarette lighter/power outlets, horn, and all warning lamps.
- Check the condition of ribbed V-belt (if applicable).
- Check, clean, and lubricate the sunroof and panoramic sunroof (if applicable).
- Open the sunroof and check front water drains and clean, if necessary (if applicable).
- Visually inspect the underbody protection, underbody trim panels, wire routing, and plugs for damage.
- Visually inspect windshield for damage.
80,000 Miles & 150,000 Miles
After the 40,000-mile mark, there’s not much new work that needs to be done between each service interval. After 80,000 miles, you’ll follow the same procedure as you would at 40,000 miles. The only thing new is that you’ll need to change the fluid and filter of the DSG (non-automatic) transmission.
At 150,000 miles, your Volkswagen Jetta has been through a lot of maintenance and still continues to run very well. You’ll follow the same guide at the 10,000-mile mark, plus get your timing belt checked.
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If you think your Volkswagen Jetta needs to be looked over, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Port Charlotte Volkswagen the dealership that’s proud to serve the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port areas.