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The Balise Volkswagen Service & Auto Repair Shop in West Warwick, Rhode Island – Serving East Providence
When you’re in need of auto service on your Volkswagen, our team here at Balise Volkswagen is here to help. With our service center there’s a full team of highly-qualified technicians and service pros who are able to perform maintenance and repairs on your vehicle to keep it running at its best at all times. For those of you in West Warwick, RI along with the Pawtucket, Cranston, RI and Attleboro and Wakefield, MA areas along with the entire greater Providence area who are in need of service, we make it simple and convenient for you to do so online with our service scheduler.
With this tool, it’s simple to get yourself an available appointment that fits your schedule with ease. All you have to do is log in or create and account, and with it, you fill in some simple information on you and your vehicle that is store securely on our servers. From there, you select the service you need, and set up a time that works for you and you’re all set!
That’s all it takes, and the simple convenience of it all is certainly beneficial to many different drivers. This way we can get you in and out for things like oil changes, tire rotations, wheel alignments, inspections and other standard checkups, or make sure to block off the time you need for any bigger maintenance issues. You can learn more or have any of your questions answered when you reach out to is here at Balise Volkswagen, as we’d be happy to provide you with more details, and set up a service appointment with you today.
We all know maintaining our vehicles is key. But, often times it’s easier to have someone else change your oil and top off your fluids for you. And, who really wants to go through all of the trouble of rotating their tires? The professional team at Balise Volkswagen, 525 Quaker Lane (Route 2) West Warwick, Rhode Island, offers a convenient alternative for all of your auto needs. Regardless of whether your car is a new Jetta, Passat, Golf or Tiguan, or a gently used car, we’ll give it the TLC it needs to look its best and deliver optimal performance for a long time to come.
Common Volkswagen Maintenance
Keeping your trusty Volkswagen operating optimally is simple, and it boils down to routine maintenance. Just by being mindful of the recommended schedule for things like oil changes, fluid replacement, tire rotations, and general major service intervals, you’ll give your vehicle the attention it needs to pay you back with years of trouble-free transportation. If you’ve recently bought or leased your vehicle, it likely came with VW’s Carefree Coverage plan, which takes care of the first two scheduled maintenance visits (at 10,000 miles and 20,000 miles). While those visits are essential for your VW’s care, there are a few quick and easy things you can do in between to head off any potential issues.
Checking Tire Wear
Some of your vehicle’s tires will be working harder than the others, depending on its drivetrain and each tire’s position. For example, with a front-wheel drive car the front tires will be doing the work to propel the vehicle and steer into corners, whereas the tires in the rear are just spinning around as you drive. Over time and with frequent travel, tire wear is inevitable, and regular rotations help to keep that wear and tear distributed evenly among the tires by changing which ones take the daily brunt. Once a week or so, walk around the vehicle and give each tire a good look, making sure there are no scrapes, splits, bulges, flat areas, or uneven wear. It’s also a good idea to keep a tire gauge indicator in your glove box and use it at least once a month to check the tread on all four tires.
Oil and Oil Filter Changes
Skipping out on oil and oil filter changes is like forgetting to drink water. Without the proper amount of clean fluid, you can damage your body. The good news is that even if your VW is older and didn’t come with maintenance coverage, oil and oil filter changes are inexpensive. Oil lubricates engine parts and carries away any dirt and particles formed by normal engine operation. While much of those particles are captured by the oil filter, eventually the oil will become overloaded with this debris and will lose effectiveness. Plus, that debris coursing through the engine’s lubricated parts can end up causing some damage. A fresh start with a brand-new filter and clean oil will keep all of those parts working smoothly. Check your owner’s manual or ask your service advisor how often your specific model should go in for this service.
Miscellaneous Fluids and Battery Health
In addition to keeping tabs on your engine oil, you’ll want to also keep an eye out on the transmission, washer, and brake fluids, as well as the engine coolant level. Checking the engine coolant is similar to checking the oil: use the dipstick that’s provided to determine what the proper amount should be. For the others, a visual inspection should do the trick. While you’re looking around under the hood, make sure to give the battery a good once over too. If you see any corrosion (or white or blue-green residue) around its terminals, clean them off using a solution of baking soda and water and a small brush. If it has been more than six years since you’ve had your battery replaced, it’s time for a new one. Winter in New England can be unforgiving, and the last thing you want is to be stranded out in the cold with a vehicle that refuses to start. Since weak batteries have an especially hard time in the cold, you can save yourself trouble with a simple battery replacement.
It’s difficult to think of something that’s more obnoxious than a pair of squeaky windshield wipers or ones that leave streaks on the glass, obstructing your view of the road. This is an easy fix: all you need to do is buy new wiper blades at your local auto parts store or the parts counter at Balise Volkswagen.