Basic VW Car Safety Checks

It is very essential to perform a regular check – up on your vehicle, especially if you own a Volkswagen / VW car. By doing so will help to save some costs in unnecessary repairs for VW car and Volkswagen vehicles.

These VW vehicle checks should only take you a few minutes each week but they will help to increase your vehicle safety and prevent breakdowns to your VW:

  1. Check all exterior lights are working correctly. A good time to do this is in a dark garage at night so that you can see the light reflection against the walls.
  2. Check that all of the windows, windscreens and mirrors in your VW are clean and don’t have any chips, cracks and scratches.
  3. Check that the windscreen wipers and washers are working properly and that the rubbers are secure and showing no signs of wear.  Make sure the washer water reservoir is filled.
  4. Test the horn.
  5. Make sure that the handbrake is working properly.
  6. Check the seat belts for visible damage and give it a tug to make sure that it will lock.
  7. Check tyre pressures and tyre condition, including tread depth.
  8. Check oil level weekly when the car is warm.  If oil is needed make sure that you add oil to manufacturer’s specifications.  Consult your VW car owner’s manual or your preferred service centre for advice on the best oil to use for your car.
  9. Check all fluid levels – radiator coolant, power steering, brake and clutch fluid.  Refer to your service centre if assistance is required.
  10. Make sure that the battery terminals are clean and tight and that the battery is fixed securely.  Check the fluid levels inside the battery.

Visit your preferred VW service centre to help with any issues that you find. If you live in Brisbane, you can visit this VW repairs Brisbane car workshop or VW repairs Gold Coast car workshop if you are in Gold Coast.


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