Is your Volkswagen prepared for reliable performance and safety as fall arrives and driving conditions change? If not, you should consider fall maintenance best practices to maintain essential components showing wear and tear after summer that needs to be in peak condition as the weather cools and road conditions change. Volkswagen owners needing assistance with fall maintenance can schedule service with our certified technicians who only install genuine OEM parts. Continue reading about recommended fall maintenance and schedule services that we can assist with at Sheehy Volkswagen of Hagerstown, near Falling Waters, Funkstown, Waynesboro, and Robinwood, MD.
Batteries experience faster depreciation when exposed to heat and sluggish performance in sub-zero temperatures. So, to promote vehicle reliability while preventing immobilization due to a dead battery, fall maintenance should include a battery inspection with electrical testing. A certified technician will check for case deformities, leaking fluid, and terminal corrosion while testing electrical performance. Batteries failing the inspection should be replaced immediately.
Fall maintenance should include a tire inspection, ensuring optimal traction and safety on icy roads. Certified Volkswagen tire inspections include a treadwear evaluation, sidewall damage check, tread depth measurement, and inflation adjustment. Fall is also the best opportunity to switch to a winter tread if interested in optimizing traction. Customers can visit the express service department for no-appointment tire inspections.
The HVAC system ensures a pleasant and safe driving experience in sub-zero weather. Fall maintenance should include checking the heater, defroster, seat warmers, and steering wheel warmers.
Volkswagen recommends that fall maintenance include a quick windshield wiper blade check and replacement if needed. Replace wiper blades with rubber damage, not clearing the windshield properly, or over a year old.
Fall maintenance should include a quick odometer check and comparison to scheduled maintenance found in the Volkswagen owner’s manual. Be sure to get scheduled maintenance service if your Volkswagen is approaching 10,000, 30,000, 60,000, or 100,000 miles.