Volkswagen High Mileage Service

Regular service for your Volkswagen will vary as it ages and increases in mileage. At 60,000 and 100,000 miles, you will perform service that is more comprehensive than the more basic check at 50,000 miles but not as comprehensive as your service at 40,000, 80,000, and 120,000 miles. The check-lists for these three intervals are similar, but not identical, and are included below:

At 60,000 and 100,000 miles:

  1. Check your battery,
  2. Inspect your brake system and shock absorber for leaks and damage; check pads for thickness, fluid level, and disc condition,
  3. Replace dust and pollen filter (if applicable),
  4. Change oil and filter,
  5. Check cleaning nozzle functionality of rear window (if applicable),
  6. Check second battery (if applicable),
  7. Reset service interval display (if applicable),
  8. Enter the date of the next service on the service sticker,
  9. Check condition, wear pattern and pressure of all tires (including spare),
  10. Rotate front tires to rear,
  11. Check the tire mobility kit and observe date on the tire filler bottle, and
  12. Check windshield washers, headlight cleaning system, and wiper blades for damage and function as well fluid level.

For the 3.0L TDI, you'll need to check your AdBlue® Fluid level and drain the fuel filter water. For the 2.0L TDI, you'll need to replace the fuel filter. For the New Beetle, you'll need to change your brake fluid. For convertibles, check latch. For all models, you'll need to perform a visual airbag check.

In addition to the items included above, perform the following at 60,000 miles:

  1. Replace and clean the housing of your air filter element and snow filter (if applicable), and
  2. Replace your spark plugs (2.0L gasoline engine only).