Brakes & Tires
Q: Why do my brakes sometimes squeal when it’s cold?
Q: Why does my brake pedal pulse or vibrate as I decrease speed?
Q: Why are my brakes grinding?
Q: Why is the brake pedal sinking all the way to the floor?
Q: Do weather changes affect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)?
Q: When will the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warn me?
Q: Why is wheel alignment important, and can I tell if the wheels are out of alignment?
Q: When should my tires be rotated?
Fluids & Fuel
Q: How often does the oil need to be changed in my vehicle?
Q: May I use E85 fuel in my Volkswagen?
Q: What factors affect my vehicle's Miles Per Gallon (MPG)?
Q: How can I check the fluid levels and how often should they be checked?
Q: How are conventional and synthetic engine oils different?
Q: What type of coolant is recommended by Volkswagen?
Q: Why and how often does my vehicle need a coolant flush?
Q: What should I do if my car overheats?
Q: Why would a gasoline nozzle fit but not release any fuel and what should I do?
Electrical & Warning Lights
Q: Can I jump-start my Volkswagen vehicle?
Q: How can I make sure my car's battery has a good electrical connection?
Q: Am I able to turn off my Daytime Running Lights?
Q: Why is the 'Passenger Side Airbag Off' light on?
Q: What does it mean when the particulate filter indicator light comes on (with a TDI clean diesel engine)?
Q: What is the small indicator light that appears when I start my vehicle while is it cold outside?
Q: Why does my engine idle rough?
Q: How can I be sure when my vehicle needs service?
Even with regular preventive maintenance, unexpected repairs are bound to happen at some point. Pay attention to your vehicle and trust your eyes and ears when you feel that something is wrong. The engine sound that isn’t quite right or the grinding sound made by your brakes, along with odd smells, are usually indicators that your vehicle needs servicing. Various lights on your dashboard that become illuminated also indicate that your vehicle needs attention. Whenever you feel that something is not quite right, bring your vehicle in for service.