Auto Service FAQ


The longevity of your car is important to us here at Faulkner Volkswagen. We’re proud to serve as your all-encompassing dealership—and our on-site service center aims to keep your car running for as long as possible. We’ve compiled this auto service FAQ page to provide peace of mind with any common service questions you may have.

Reach out to us today if you’re a driver in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or Harrisburg, PA. We would love to assist you in any way we can. Let’s get started!

When do I Need an Oil Change?

Typically, it’s best to get your oil changed once your odometer has logged about 5,000 to 10,000 miles. However, you should first consult your car’s owner manual for the suggested timeframe—or you can reach out to our dealership and we can provide you some clarity as well.

Motor oil serves as the lifeblood of your vehicle. Its essential function is to propel your car forward without missing a beat, which is why maintaining an oil schedule is vital. If you primarily drive on the highway, you’ll less frequently need your oil changed; if you primarily drive on city roads, you will need more oil changes.

When do I Need an Oil Change?

When Should I Replace my Car Brakes?

You’ll want to always keep a close eye on your brakes. It’s common for your brake pads and rotors to withstand anywhere from 25,000 to 70,000 miles—but that number can fluctuate based on a number of circumstances.

Like with other aspects of your car, your best course of action is to pay close attention to your brakes. You know your car better than anyone else, so anything like strange noises, odors, or vibrations may be signs your brakes need to be looked at by our trained and certified technicians. 

When Should I Replace my Car Brakes?

When Should I Rotate my Tires?

Your tires serve as an essential component in your travels. We suggest rotating your tires once you’ve accumulated around 5,000 miles to stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance. It’s important to always keep a close eye on the condition of your tires as you drive each day, especially if your car alerts you to low tire pressure.

When you visit our service center, we’ll use our state-of-the-art technology to rotate your tires and enhance your driving experience. When you stop by for a tire rotation, be sure to also let us know if you’ve seen any uncommon wear and tear on your tires so we can see what’s going on.

When Should I Rotate my Tires?

When do I Need a New Car Battery?

With a healthy battery installed, you can expect about five years of performance from your car’s battery. Similar to the condition of your tires, a car battery can have its life expectancy fluctuate based on a number of factors, including how often or how little you use your car for transportation.

If you think your car is in need of a battery replacement, our service center is proud to get that completed for you. We can test the battery in order to check if it needs to be replaced, and we have plenty of OEM batteries on hand if a replacement is needed.

When do I Need a New Car Battery?

Contact Our Service Center for an Appointment

If at any point during this car service FAQ you felt one or more of these topics sounds like an issue you’re experiencing with your car, come on by! We welcome all drivers in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or Harrisburg, PA, to visit our Faulkner Volkswagen service center whenever help is needed.

Contact us today online or over the phone to schedule an appointment.

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