How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Tampa, FL

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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Tampa, FL

Volkswagen vehicles are built to last, and we want you to be able to enjoy your vehicle for years to come. That’s why Volkswagen Brandon is here to help you keep up with routine maintenance that will extend the life of your car and keep it running smoothly. There are several services that can extend the life of your model — whether it’s new or used — but ultimately, how often you should perform these services can depend on how you drive, how much you drive, where you live and the model itself. All of these factors will change how often we’d recommend servicing your vehicle, so if you’re unsure, go ahead and schedule a service appointment with our team! We’ll go over the general guidelines together and take a look at your owner’s manual. But here’s what our technicians will recommend:

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Your Volkswagen model’s exterior paint will greatly benefit from a regular wash and wash. Not only will your model look clean and shiny, but the wax protects the paint from damage.

Don’t forget the interior.

A good vacuum and a little elbow grease will go a long way to cleaning your interior. If you notice stains, try an upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant on upholstered seats or a leather cleaner and protectant on leather seats — both will help get out stubborn stains and prevent future ones. We also offer a detailing service if you’d rather leave the hard work to the professionals!

Keep an eye on your tires.

When you’re cruising down the highway in a downpour, you don’t want to be worried about your tires’ health. Good tires are crucial for a safe, smooth ride, and tire failure and uneven wear will both force you to purchase a new set long before you wanted to. Inspect tread depth regularly, fill up your tires with the correct air pressure and request a tire rotation with every oil change.

Fill up with care.

It’s not just the price of gasoline you should be concerned about — consider the quality of fuel you’re giving your model. Your Volkswagen model’s fuel system is complex, which makes it sensitive to debris and sediment in fuel. Avoid filling up your vehicle when the fuel trunk is at the gas station since it’ll stir up sediment that’ll clog your model’s fuel filters and injectors.

Keep up with oil changes.

Regular oil changes are probably the most important service you could have performed for your model. If you’d like to know how often you should have it changed and with what type of oil, your owner’s manual will detail that information.

Change the filters.

We’re not just talking about the cabin air filter and engine filter — we’re including the oil, fuel and transmission filters as well. A clean filter will improve your vehicle’s efficiency and performance, no matter where it’s located. Consult your owner’s manual to know how often you’ll need a replacement.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

Don’t let a small problem become a big problem. When a chip appears in your Volkswagen model’s windshield, get it repaired ASAP. If ignored, that chip could become a crack, and that crack could spread even more.

Use genuine OEM parts.

Who doesn’t love optimal performance from their model? Request only genuine OEM parts for your next replacement. With each part engineered to perfectly fit and perform seamlessly with your Volkswagen, you won’t want anything else.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

You might request a top-off at your next appointment, but do you know when your vehicle’s fluids need to be flushed? Your owner’s manual will know, so find that page that lets you know when to schedule your next service appointment.

These are just a few of the ways you can keep your vehicle healthy and performing at its best. We’re always here to help, so if you have any questions about your model’s maintenance needs, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by Volkswagen Brandon at 9816 East Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33619. We look forward to serving our customers near Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Sarasota and Clearwater.

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