Winter Maintenance Tips

Germain Volkswagen of Columbus Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips
in Columbus, OH


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VW Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance From Germain Volkswagen in Columbus, OH

Veteran drivers in Columbus, OH, know that summers are hot, and winters are cold with freezing conditions and icy roads. Hot summer conditions cause several components to experience faster decline, but they also need to be at their best when winter arrives. Winter maintenance is recommended to take care of these components to support vehicle safety, reliability, driving comfort, and peace of mind. Continue reading about the winter maintenance recommended for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment today if our certified technicians can assist with your service at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus, serving Grove City, Hilliard, West Jefferson, and Dublin, OH.

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Volkswagen Winter Maintenance Services

  • Tire Inspection - We recommend that winter maintenance include a thorough tire inspection. Certified Volkswagen tire inspections include an irregular treadwear evaluation, sidewall, valve stem condition check, tread depth measurement, and inflation adjustment. Many drivers install a winter tread tire for peak traction and safety on slick, icy roads.
  • Battery Inspection & Testing - Inspecting the condition and testing the battery’s electrical performance is recommended for winter maintenance. Volkswagen recommends replacement service for batteries with a failed physical inspection or electrical test.
  • Four-Wheel Brake Inspection - Winter maintenance should include a thorough braking system assessment, including all essential components, including brake pad measurement.
  • Windshield Wiper Blade Inspection & Replacement - Check the wiper blades and replace them if they have rubber damage, leave heavy streaking, or are more than 1 year old.
  • HVAC Inspection - Be sure to check the heater, defroster, steering wheel warmer, and seat warmers before sub-zero temperatures arrive.
  • Engine Coolant/Antifreeze Inspection & Exchange - We recommend checking the coolant/antifreeze, topping it off if low, and exchanging it at the recommended miles or if contaminated.
  • Roadside Safety Kit - With winter weather risks ahead, Volkswagen recommends having a roadside safety kit with essential resources handy. Contact us for assistance getting a Volkswagen OEM roadside safety kit from the accessories department.
 
 

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Ready to prepare your Volkswagen for winter with certified Volkswagen service? If so, customers can schedule service appointments online at any time within two to three minutes. You might prefer to schedule your appointment by calling our helpful service department staff when open.

 

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    1495 Auto Mall Dr
    Columbus, OH 43228

    • Sales: 614-398-2639
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  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
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