Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen Maintenance Schedule
As the owner of a VW Jetta SportWagen, you’ll want to make sure you get the best performance from your car’s engine, extend the life of your automobile, and keep your vehicle safe. The easiest way to achieve great performance and safety is to perform regularly scheduled maintenance at various mileage and yearly intervals throughout the life of your car.
In order for your VW Jetta SportWagen to perform at its highest level, oil changes, oil filter replacement, front to rear tire rotation, windshield washer and wiper blade replacement, rear window functionality, and checking the headlight cleaning system should be conducted every 10,000 miles For overall safety and performance, the following maintenance schedule should be followed at these yearly intervals, regardless of the vehicle’s mileage:
- Perform a visual inspection of the airbag system
Every Two Years
- Replace the dust and pollen filter
- Check expiration dates and replace the fluid in the tire mobility kit and the tire filler bottle
Every Three Years
- Replace brake and clutch unit fluid
Every Four Years
- Replace the tire filler bottle and the tire mobility set
Every Six Years
- Replace and clean the housing for the air filter element and snow filter
In addition to these time-sensitive measures, maintenance should be performed at certain mileage intervals to aid in extending the life of your vehicle.
For additional safety measures at 20,000-mile intervals, you should check your car’s battery for consistent starting, the tread depth and wear pattern of your tires, check front and rear brake pads for thickness, check brake fluid level, and check brake disc condition to avoid corrosion.
At 40,000-mile intervals check coolant levels to avoid overheating, and frost protection to avoid freezing. Check CV joints for leaks and damage because dust and damage to the joints will affect your car’s mobility. Check door mounting pins, and ensure proper lubrication to avoid squeaking and ease of opening and closing functions. Check the engine and engine compartment components, such as the transmission, power steering, final drive, and driveshaft boots for leaks and damage. In addition to these, the following car components should be checked, cleaned, lubricated, adjusted, or replaced during each 40,000 miles scheduled maintenance:
Interior lighting (glove box, cigarette lighter, power outlets, horn and warning lamps, front and rear lights, luggage compartment lights, turn signal and hazard light bulbs); power steering fluid; ribbed V-belt; sunroof and panoramic sunroof; and tie rod ends. The fuel filter should be replaced after the initial 20,000 miles and every 40,000 miles thereafter.
A test drive should be conducted during the 40,000-mile maintenance check to evaluate the vehicle’s brakes (including the parking brake), steering, electrical system, heating ventilation, and air conditioning system, and the underbody sealant should be inspected for possible damage.
When your vehicle celebrates 120,000 miles, the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) should be replaced if necessary. If a replacement is not required, the filter should be checked every subsequent 20,000 miles until a replacement is needed. The original timing belt on your VW Jetta Sportwagen should not require replacement until after 130,000 miles.
For the best performance and to extend the life of your vehicle, contact us at Port Charlotte Volkswagen, to schedule your VW Jetta SportWagen maintenance.