Author Topic: servicing regimes: LongLife (variable intervals) vs Time & Distance (fixed int.)  (Read 67940 times)

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So for modified GTIs, it is advisable to have a service every 10,000 miles?

Correct.  And if it is heavily modified, or if you drive it very hard, then do an additional interim oil & filter change every 5k miles.  :smiley:


Also what needs to be done at each service?

Look in your service book!  :wink:

Would you recommend getting the car serviced at a stealership or a VW approved garage?

Hmmmmmm . . . . even though I'm an independent, for new cars still under warranty, I would still recommend getting routine servicing done by an official franchised dealership.  However, any work which is outside the scope of normal servicing, such as tyres, brakes etc can be done anywhere.
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Updated the text in my initial post.  :wink:
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Offline daviescotland

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Hello TT
I've been reading this post with interest.

I'm currently driving a MK5 GT Sport TSI 170 and it is on T&D servicing as that was the service package i got when i ordered it. (3 years servicing from VW)

I have just ordered a mk6 GTI with a dealer service package thrown in (2 services) and was going to look at longlife servicing. I will not be modifying the engine at all.

Any recommendations as to what schedule i should be on with the new car?? I drive about 12000 miles a year, mostly motorways.

Thanks, Davie
« Last Edit: 07 January 2010, 18:34 by daviescotland »
MK6 GTI, 3 door, candy white, 18" monza shadow, Xenons, RCD 510 w "dynaudio", sunroof, rear view camera, cruise control & free servicing.
Ordered 28/10/2009. BW07 confirmed. production complete 10/02/2010. Arrived at dealers 17/02/2010. Driving on a 10 plate 01/03/2010.