Essential Maintenance for Your Car
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The Care You Should Always Keep in Mind for Your Car
Taking care of your car is an important issue. Whether it is a new car, it would help if you always were on the lookout to keep it in optimal condition. That is why we want to tell you what are the essential maintenance that your car should receive.
Take Care of the Engine
It is the best significant part of your car, and its proper functioning depends on the condition of parts such as the spark plugs, the air filter, and the lubricant.
The latter is essential since each part must obtain enough oil to move quickly and avoid friction that precipitates wear.
In oil, you should ensure that the level is at the maximum and make an oil change every 15 thousand kilometers (preferably). Here you can read about the best oil for your car, the types of oil, and their importance.
If you do not know what oil your Volkswagen has, you can make an appointment at our Volkswagen Service workshops to have it checked.
Brakes are essential for your safety, so the moment you notice a fault, you should take it to the workshop. Remember to check them frequently, regardless of whether they are disc or drum.
You should also consider the brake fluid reservoir level and change it at least once a year.
There are parts of the brake system that can be more exposed to friction, such as brake pads, discs, or calipers, so they are more likely to show wear.
To find out if the brakes are failing, step on the brakes, and if the car feels unstable, vibrates, or you hear knocking or squealing, run to your nearest Service shop.
The tires are responsible for good braking, control, and acceleration of the car, so they are also an essential part of your safety. To check the tires, you must take into account the pressure and the level of wear. Another critical point is the tire tread.
There you will find a line that indicates the level of wear of the tire tread, so it is necessary to change your tires when you notice them smooth since it can cause you to have less control of the vehicle and greater braking distance, which can be dangerous in the long run.
Another component that helps maintain stability in cars are shock absorbers. The vehicle can level the bumps and impacts that it may suffer when driving daily, helping the tires stay on the ground and not suffer more significant wear.
Consider changing your shock absorbers at 60 thousand kilometers, or in case you perceive noise when advancing, lose control or bounce too much when going over bumps or potholes.
Lights and Bodywork
We know you are concerned about your car looking good, but in addition to fulfilling an aesthetic part in your car, headlights are also crucial for good visibility while driving.
Here you must take care that the headlights are not burned out or opaque, so if you notice that your lighting remains reduced when driving at night, you should take them to review to upgrade to LED headlight bulbs.
Every time you wash your car, try to use the right products to paint on the bodywork from factors such as sun, rain, or animal feces.
You can wash your car in our service workshops. Our qualified technicians use products to make your car look shiny. They can also apply innovative treatments such as Nano Paint Protection, a nanotechnology treatment to keep your car looking new for more. Weather.
You can go to our Technical Service workshops to find out about the car maintenance options we offer you and thus start taking care of your vehicle with Volkswagen specialists’ help.