Specializing in Volkswagen Vehicle Repair & Service in Lakewood, Arvada & Westminster
If you’re a VW owner, you’re probably already a huge fan of the “people’s car.” The German-engineering and solid build of a Volkswagen make them fun to drive. Since the Beetle first took the world by storm, Volkswagen has continued to develop and manufacture reliable models with superior feel and function. Pickering’s Auto Service helps keep your VW and your life in motion with dependable service and vehicle health solutions.
VW Service & Maintenance
To keep your Audi as comfortable and reliable as the day you brought it home, be sure to have it serviced regularly with one of Pickering’s ASE Certified expert technicians. Pickering’s Auto Service has provided Volkswagen service and maintenance in the Denver area for over 40 years. We keep up-to-date on the newest VW models built today while never letting go of our strong knowledge of older models.
To keep your Volkswagen in the best possible working condition, our maintenance services may include:
- Oil Service
- Fluid Services
- A/C Service & Maintenance
- Spark Plug Replacement
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Brake Pads and Rotors
All vehicles need repairs at one time or another and Volkswagen is no exception. The hoses, gaskets and belts will deteriorate over the life of the car no matter the make or model, however, the refinement of German engineering can mean higher costs in repairs and replacement parts. Items such as the clutch, brakes and tires experience wear and tear over time. Keeping up with these repairs can save time and money in the long run. Some of the most common repairs our technicians see are:
Volkswagen engine oil leaks are a common problem. Even a small oil leak shouldn’t be overlooked as it can mean serious problems for your engine and a high repair bill. Be sure to schedule regular oil changes, especially if you have a GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) or TDI (Turbo Direct Injection), using high quality oil and filters. If your check engine light is illuminated or you smell oil burning, be sure to bring your VW to a Pickering’s ASE Certified expert technician right away for a proper diagnosis and repairs.
Engine sludge buildup can be a serious problem, especially with the 1.8-liter turbocharged VW engines. Owners must be absolutely diligent about regular oil changes because of the undersized 3.7 quart oil supply. Oil sludge will cause your engine performance to suffer and the engine can seize up. Avoid a costly engine replacement by bringing your VW to Pickering’s Auto Service for a checkup and oil service.
If your VW is backfiring or misfiring, it may mean your ignition coils are failing. The ignition coils, along with the spark plugs, are responsible for igniting the fuel that makes your vehicle run. If you are having trouble starting the engine or you notice a change in gas mileage, bring your VW to Pickering’s Auto Service for maintenance and repairs right away.
Cooling System Problems
The thermostat on your VW regulates the flow of coolant to the engine. If the sensor inside the thermostat fails, the thermostat may ‘stick’ open or closed. Signs of this issue are high temperature gauge readings or an overheated engine. Replacing the thermostat is a fairly inexpensive repair, especially compared to the thousands of dollars in damage resulting from an overheated engine.
Coolant Temperature Sensor (CTS)
If you notice black smoke coming from your VW’s engine or the engine is overheating, it could mean your coolant temperature sensor is faulty. Since regulating the engine temperature is vital to the health of your vehicle, major issues and costly repairs can result if a faulty sensor is ignored. A Pickering’s ASE certified technician can determine if you need a new coolant temperature sensor and replace it before any serious problems occur.
Cooling System Leaks
Your VW has plastic fittings in place of traditional hose clamps. These fittings expand and contract with fluctuations in temperature, becoming brittle and prone to breakage over time. These cracks and breaks will allow coolant (antifreeze) to leak out and will result in major engine damage if the engine overheats. Don’t wait to repair it after you’re stranded roadside or stalled in traffic! If you notice a high temperature gauge reading or green fluid leaking from your VW, bring it to Pickering’s Auto Service right away for repairs.
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Extending the Life of Your Audi
Avoid surprise failures or repairs with regular Audi service.