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Volkswagen Maintenance & Service FAQs

If you need Volkswagen maintenance in the Lubbock area, Gene Messer Volkswagen is on hand to answer your most pressing questions. From battery replacement to brake checks, our Volkswagen auto mechanics are Volkswagen-licensed professionals with the skill and experience to get the job done right.

Lubbock Volkswagen Maintenance

While your new or new-to-you Volkswagen vehicle may be tricked out with top-of-the-line bells-and-whistles, all vehicles continue to need regular upkeep to maintain them in their optimal condition. Of course the best form of maintenance is the preventative kind. On the other hand when small issues go uninspected, they can lead to larger issues in the future. Knowing what to do for your car needs an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership receives about Volkswagen maintenance in the Lubbock area.

  • The Check Engine Light

  • Why is my check engine light on?

    Computerized dashboards are standard issue in most modern cars. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include low tire pressure, missing gas cap, or time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easy to read by a diagnostic machine.

  • Volkswagen Oil Change

  • When do I change my oil?

    While most auto mechanics swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, every rule has exceptions. The first suggestion is always to check your auto manual. This will give you the most accurate information available, especially for newer models. Conversely, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to your vehicle’s age, history, and wear. This more in-depth recommendation requires an expert’s eye. If your personal mechanic is unsure, then call your Volkswagen dealer right away for the best advice.

  • Volkswagen Tire Rotation

  • What’s the best time to get my tires rotated?

    Your car’s sole point of contact with the pavement is the wheels. Because of this constant pressure, periodic rotation is required to best distribute this wear and tear. After 6,000 to 8,000 miles, a tire rotation is highly advised. Rotation guarantees that the tires will wear evenly. Note, also, that off-roading and 4WD, as well as personal driving habits may influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a regular Volkswagen tire rotation schedule.

  • Volkswagen Brake Pad Replacement – Lubbock

  • How long will my brake pads last?

    The life of your brake pad relies on your daily driving routine and decidedly, the operating environment. Based upon heavy to moderate usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through twenty to twenty-five thousand miles. Factors that can significantly reduce its life are frequent braking, braking at high-speed, elevated temperatures and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads are designed to give from forty to sixty thousand miles of pad life in normal driving conditions.

  • Volkswagen Fuel Filter

  • When do I replace my car’s fuel filter?

    A clean fuel filter is essential for trouble-free and optimal engine performance. Always consult your Volkswagen mechanic or automakers’ manual, but fuel filters typically last between twenty to forty thousand miles.

  • Volkswagen Engine & Ignition System

  • Why won’t my Volkswagen start?

    Although there may be various reasons why your Volkswagen won’t start, one likely possibility is your car’s battery. If you managed to leave your lights on, then its reasonable to assume that the charge is out. One early warning sign of a low charge is if it takes a moment to start your Volkswagen when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your car or truck won’t start, so it’s always best to consult a certified Volkswagen mechanic.

  • Volkswagen Certified Maintenance

  • Why choose a Volkswagen service provider for my vehicle maintenance?

    When you select Gene Messer Volkswagen as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained Lubbock Volkswagen mechanics. Not only do they provide first-rate auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Volkswagen parts, including a full warranty for all completed service and repairs.

  • Volkswagen Brake Change

  • When do I need my brakes replaced?

    Each car service appointment should include a standard inspection. A licensed Volkswagen mechanic will conduct a thorough inspection for any other recommended services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is measured by size, look, and feel. Be sure to have squeaky brakes looked at, as it may be a symptom of a more significant problem.

  • Volkswagen Battery Replacement

  • What type of preventive maintenance is necessary for my auto battery?

    The typical car battery will last from 3 to 5 years, depending on use and care. The easiest way to avoid a battery issue is monitor the battery health of your vehicle. This most often happens during a routine maintenance check. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have date of expiration clearly marked.

Certified Maintenance for Volkswagen Vehicles & More

Choose Gene Messer Volkswagen for all your maintenance, repair, and service needs in the Lubbock area. Our Volkswagen certified mechanics are ready to attend to all your automotive needs.

Lubbock Volkswagen Maintenance & Service FAQs | Gene Messer Volkswagen

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