The Importance of Maintenance
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Volkswagen Importance of Maintenance

The Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less in Santa Rosa

Even if your car sits in your driveway or parking garage most of the time, it’s important to perform regular maintenance. That’s because cars are designed to be driven, and when you don’t take them for a spin, potential issues can arise. For example, fluids can lose their efficacy, and your battery can die. REGARDLESS of how much you are driving, “IT is TIME” to maintain your vehicle. If you find yourself driving less these days, there are some important tasks you need to keep checking off your maintenance list.

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Keep Your Engine Oil Changed

Even when you don’t drive often, your engine’s oil needs to be changed because compounds in the oil can age even degrade. Your vehicle’s exact oil life will depend on the model car you’re driving and the oil you’re using. If your Volkswagen was manufactured after 2009, we recommend that you have your engine oil changed every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Even if you’re not on the road regularly, one of your tires can develop a small leak that releases air slowly over time. At the same time, your tire can develop tire rot, which can cause cracks in your tires and cause your tires to lose air. We recommend checking on your car’s tire pressure at least once per month, even when you’re not driving often. If you are not certain how to check your tire pressure accurately, our team at Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa can do it for you.

Keep Your Gas Tank Filled

When you’re not driving regularly, it can be tempting to skip the gas station and save money. But, when your gas tank is left empty, problems can develop inside your gas tank and the components associated with it. Before you leave your car parked for an extended period, be sure to make a stop at the pump.

Drive Your Vehicle At Least Once Per Week

Even if you aren’t driving your car regularly, you should at least still be starting your car once a week or going for short drives when possible. We recommend letting your vehicle run for at least 20 minutes. This gives your car’s alternator time to charge your battery. At the same time, these quick drives can help prevent flat spots from developing on your tires and help keep rust from developing on your brake rotors.

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Even when you aren’t driving often, scheduling regular maintenance appointments at a certified Volkswagen service department can keep your car road-ready. Give us a call today to make an appointment.


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