VW Jetta Maintenance Schedule


Your Volkswagen Jetta is more than a car—it’s an expression of your personality. That’s why we here at McDonald Volkswagen aim to keep your VW Jetta on the streets of Parker, Littleton, Castle Rock, and beyond for years to come.

The best way to assure you’ll be making a lifetime’s worth of memories with your VW Jetta is to stay on top of the maintenance schedule. That’s why we’ve put together this easily digestible VW Jetta maintenance schedule guide for you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!

Keep reading to learn more!

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VW Jetta Maintenance Every 10,000 Miles

Every 10,000 miles, your VW Jetta is due for maintenance. This quick and routine maintenance can often be performed at our Service Xpress center. The maintenance needed every 10,000 miles includes:

  • Replace engine oil
  • Replace engine oil filter
  • Inspect brake systems

Part of checking the brake system of your VW Jetta includes measuring the thickness of your brake pads and brake discs as well as checking the general condition of both parts.

Service Every 20,000 Miles

Similar to how routine maintenance is needed every 10,000 miles, a series of maintenance services will need to be performed at every 20,000-mile increment. In addition to the services needed every 10,000 miles, you’ll also need to have your battery, tires, and exterior lights inspected. This will help to make sure they’re all working properly.

You’ll also need to check to make sure there aren’t any leaks in your transmission or engine that would prevent proper lubrication to these parts. Speaking of lubrication, you’ll also need to check several fluid levels of your VW Jetta. Checking for brake fluid, engine coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and more can help increase the longevity of your VW Jetta.

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VW Jetta Maintenance at 40,000 Miles

After reaching the 40,000-mile mark, your VW Jetta will need the same services as at 20,000 miles as well as a few others. In addition to the 20,000-mile services, your VW Jetta will need:

  • Cabin air filter replaced
  • Inspect body for corrosion
  • Inspect drive axle boots and belt(s)
  • Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
  • Inspect coil springs and shock absorbers

Although they have a long lifespan, at the 40,000-mile marker you’ll also want to have your vehicle’s tie rods inspected. These small parts are the force behind turning your front wheels by pushing and pulling. If there are any issues with the tie rods, you won’t be able to turn properly.

Over the years, the elements can play a factor in the health of your VW Jetta. Snow, road salt, and rain are some of the leading causes of corrosion. Periodically checking both your vehicle’s exterior and underbody for corrosion is recommended to detect signs of corrosion early.

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60,000-Mile Service

In addition to the services needed every 20,000 miles, once reaching this milestone, your VW Jetta will also need the air cleaner filter replaced. The job of the air filter is to remove dirt, dust, leaves, and grime from your car’s engine and prevent these pollutants from causing potential damage to your engine.

Future VW Jetta Maintenance

Moving forward, you’ll want to adhere to this maintenance schedule and follow the general 10,000-/20,000-mile rule. You can also refer to your owner’s manual for more information on the maintenance services required for your VW Jetta.

Schedule Service

If your VW Jetta is approaching any of these milestones or is due for service, our team of service professionals at McDonald Volkswagen is happy to help. With our easy-to-schedule appointments and Service Xpress center, you’ll be back on the streets of Parker, Littleton, and Castle Rock in no time at all.

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