Tips for New Car Owners from Your Professional Volkswagen Service Center

You thought long and carefully about your new Volkswagen purchase. It was important to find a vehicle that performed great and appealed to the eye as well. Now that you’ve made that purchase, it’s important to take care of your new Volkswagen. Most people fail to realize that new cars need to be treated with caution in order for them to perform as expected.

Here are a few important reminders from a Volkswagen service professional:

  1. Learn what the dashboard lights and indicators mean. There are probably several lights across the dashboard that ignite each time you start the vehicle. It’s important that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the meaning of each light. Your new owner’s guide has the information you need. Warning lights are important, and not understanding what they’re warning you about can lead to bigger issues if gone unchecked.
  2. Maintain the recommended maintenance schedule. It is important to maintain regular service checks as directed by the vehicle’s manufacturer. A Volkswagen service provider can help you plan and schedule your next service visit according to the manufacturers maintenance schedule.
  3. Use the correct grade of fuel. Some vehicle owners prefer to use a certain grade of fuel. Be certain to use the octane that is recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer.
  4. Shifting the vehicle in drive immediately after starting the ignition. It is hard on the engine when you drive off immediately after starting the car. Allow about 20 seconds for the oil or fluids to circulate to the necessary components. More time is required for older vehicles.

Your Volkswagen service professional can provide more information on ways to get the most out of your new vehicle. Be sure to take the advice seriously and ask questions about anything you don’t understand. This will allow you to enjoy your vehicle for many years to come.

At Ottohaus of Charleston, we strive to help vehicle owners enjoy their new car experience. We value the approach that the Volkswagen brand takes with their vehicles and commit to deliver a quality of care to our customers, and provide quality service to their vehicles. If your vehicle requires diagnostic testing or a scheduled service check, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to enhancing your Volkswagen ownership experience.