Dubs Do's & Don'ts
The Importance of Protecting your VW
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We have put together a few simple tips to help you keep you air-cooled vw running smoothly.
Do stick to the recommended 3000 miles between oil changes. Oil is cheap; engine prices doubled between 2007 and 2011.
Do check tyre pressures regularly. A couple of pounds low tyre pressure will cost many pounds out of your pocket in petrol costs.
Do ensure that all the tinwear and seals are present and in good condition. Holes and missing seals make the engine feel it's wearing a coat, hat and gloves on a sunny day!
Do carry out a full service when you buy a new vehicle - you never know what the previous owner did or didn't do
Do wax your pride and joy regularly. Wax keeps water and dirt from hurting the paint surface and makes cleaning quicker. If rain doesn't bead up it needs waxing.
Do check the automatic choke opens and closes correctly. Many cold-running problems can be attributed to failure or incorrect settings.
Do use glass coatings such as 'Rain -X' to help keep the glass and mirrors clean and make frost scraping a lot easier.
Don't ignore the warning lights. Stop immediately and investigate the cause.
Don't forget that air cooled engines have a thermostat (under the right-hand cylinders). Ensure this is fitted and working for quicker warming-up and long life.
Don't over-rev the engine - it won't make any more power! Our old flat four air-cooled engines prefer to lope along at lower rpm.
Don't ignore gearbox servicing - it's full of oil too. When was it last changed? An oil change provides a good opportunity to add a low-friction additive such as Slick 50.
Don't let the oil level get low as the engine runs hotter which will shorten its life.