It’s Spring! Time to Make an Appointment at Our Volkswagen Service Center

March 14th, 2022 by

Gray VW Atlas Cross Sport in Front of Pink Wall

What to Get Taken Care of When You Visit Our Volkswagen Dealer in South Jordan

Springtime here in South Jordan, which means that we can shake off those cold weather days as warmer temperatures take over. Flowers will be back in bloom, and we can finally mingle outdoors without shivering in our coats and boots.

It also means your vehicle is due for some routine checks and services to ensure it’s prepared for spring and summer driving. The same way you winterize your vehicle before cold weather hits, it’s in your best interests to have your car looked at by a professional to make sure everything is in tip-top condition. Plus every service visit at Volkswagen SouthTowne includes a QuickVideo sent right to your email that shows everything our technicians see! Our video takes the guesswork out of how your car is doing.

Here are some of the top items we will be investigating this spring when you get your car serviced at the Volkswagen service center at our dealership.

#1 – Tires

If you’ve been driving on snow tires over the winter, then it is officially time to switch back to an all-season tire or summer tire. Driving on winter tires during warm weather is not ideal for your vehicle’s performance and will quickly degrade the tires.

If you’re switching back to a set of tires that you used before, make sure that you check the tread and confirm they’re in good condition. If your tires are at the end of their lifespan, you can always get a new set at the Volkswagen service center.

#2 – Vehicle Underbody

Wintertime driving means dealing with a surplus of road salt. This may be good for helping with driving conditions, but salt is bad for the body of your car – specifically, the underbody. Salt has a way of collecting in areas of the car that cause rust and corrosion (especially around wheel wells). The best way to get rid of it is by using a high-pressure sprayer on frequent visits to your favorite car wash.

#3 – Brakes

Winter is one of the hardest times for brakes. If you hear any odd noises when you apply pressure to your brake pedal (grinding, squeaking, or clanking), then you should make it your first order of business to get them checked out. Even if your brakes appear to be in good working order, you should still get them professionally inspected just in case it’s time for new brake pads or routine maintenance.

#4 – Wipers

Old man winter can really beat up a pair of windshield wipers. If you’ve noticed that your wiper blades are cracked or chipped, or if they’re not clearing your windshield like they used to, it’s time to get a new set. Additionally, you should take this as an opportunity to get your windshield wiper fluid topped off.

#5 – Interior

Although we do our best to knock our boots clean before getting into the car, winter weather and salt still finds a way to make it into the vehicle. If you’ve noticed that your vehicle interior looks less than pristine, now is a perfect time to give your vehicle a comprehensive interior cleaning. If you really want to get the job done right, look into getting the vehicle professionally detailed. It costs a bit extra, but it’ll have your car looking like it’s ready to hit the showroom floor, and it keeps interior surfaces in good condition.

#6 – Air Conditioning

You may not have used your air conditioning yet, but eventually you will. With warmer weather well on the way, now is a convenient time to get your air conditioning unit checked out to ensure it’s in good working order.

#7 – Battery

Just like your tires and windshield wipers, winter is hard on your battery, too. Cold temperatures means that it must work extra hard to ensure your car can perform normally, so it’s a good idea to have it tested for strength and power. If it’s at the end of its lifespan, you can always get it swapped out at the Volkswagen service center.

Owners of Late Model VW Vehicles Have Carefree Coverage

If you recently purchased a VW vehicle, then that means that you have the Volkswagen Carefree Coverage warranty plan. It covers many of the routine maintenance services that your vehicle requires at no additional charge. The coverage breaks down as follows:

2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – Car-Net Remote Access

When you visit the Volkswagen service center, Carefree Coverage will appear in your records, making the process simple and easy.

Ready to Become a Volkswagen Owner? Visit Us at VW SouthTowne!

If you’re looking for a Volkswagen near you to test drive, all you need to do is pay our VW SouthTowne dealership a visit. We carry a wide variety of VW sedans, compact cars, and SUVs that are made to fit any family dynamic. As South Jordan’s premier Volkswagen dealer, we have tons of experience helping people find the perfect VW to fit their needs, driving style, and budget. We make finding a new car easy.

But what if you’re in the market for a used car? No need to search “used car dealership near me.”

VW SouthTowne carries a wide selection of used cars along with certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. Don’t forget to check out our specials section for more great deals on VW products and services.

VW SouthTowne is conveniently located at 11000 Frontage Rd. in South Jordan. Make an appointment at our Volkswagen service center or get answers to your questions by calling (801) 988-5825 or via email on our website’s contact page.