Get your VW car's fluids flushed and replenished here at Walker Volkswagen

As one of the greater New Orleans area's premier new VW dealers, we're committed to not just getting our guests on the road but keeping them there. Sure, we're always happy to help our guests find great new VW vehicles at our Metairie, LA showroom, but a big part of our business is helping them with their long-term car care and repair needs. Now, that can range from rotating your tires to providing you with the best in OEM VW replacement parts. But if there's one thing that many driver overlook when caring for their car, it's routinely flushing and replenishing the fluids in their cars. Luckily, folks from Marrero to Westwego have trusted Walker VW for years with their automotive fluid flush service needs, and we'd love to show you why bringing your vehicle to us is such a great idea.

Transmission Fluid Flushes at our VW Service Center near Gretna, LA

Under regular driving conditions, it's a good idea for most drivers to have the transmission fluid in their VW checked roughly every six months, so make sure to ask one of our technicians to do it for you during your regular maintenance visit. For VW cars with a manual transmission, you'll generally want to have the transmission fluid flushed and replenished anywhere between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. For an automatic transmission, most VW vehicles are recommended to have the fluid flushed and replenished every 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles. Now, there are some key signs that your car's transmission fluid may be leaking or contaminated, such as unexpected surges in power, slipping gears when accelerating or decelerating, or even delayed acceleration, so if you're experiencing any of those issues, it's a good idea to bring your car in for service promptly.

Coolant Flushes at our VW Service Center near New Orleans

It's a good rule of thumb to have the coolant fluid in your VW flushed and replenished once every two years or every 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. Doing so will prevent pernicious issues you're your heater system malfunctioning, the temperature gauge on your vehicle surging, or even steam billowing out of your vehicle's radiator if left unchecked.

Differential Fluid Flushes at our VW Service Center near Marrero

For most normal use cases, it's a good idea to have your VW vehicle's differential fluid changed roughly once every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. If left unchecked, dirty or low differential fluid can cause permanent damage to the gears and cause whining sounds when turning.

Power Steering Fluid Flushes at our VW Service Center near Westwego

Most VW models are recommended to have their power steering fluid flushed and replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that can vary based on your driving habits. If you need to replace your power steering fluid, you'll notice the system making odd sounds when traveling at low speeds, or feeling uneven or jumpy when trying to turn.

Oil Changes at our VW Service Center in Metairie, LA

For most modern VW models, it's a good idea to have the motor oil changed every 10,000 miles, or roughly once a year. Engine oil helps to lubricate your VW motor's most sensitive components, as well as keeping it clear of debris, buildup from the combustion process, and excess heat. Failing to regularly flush and replenish your VW car's engine oil can result in decreased efficiency and power output  from your engine in the short term, and major costly damage in the long run.


Walker Volkswagen

8933 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Directions Metairie, LA 70003

  • Sales: (504) 465-2000
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  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday Closed