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Regular services are an economical and sensible option.

Keeping to this schedule is essential to ensure that your VW stays in top condition –  to guarantee that small problems don’t become huge problems.

VW Beetle Car Service

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VW Beetle cars are still extremely popular, and these vehicles are a common sight on our roads – many in very good condition. While Beetles generally have few bodywork problems; occasional rust and the engine need to be checked regularly to ensure that all parts are in good working order. Older Beetles in particular need to be serviced according to their service schedules and if any strange noises or leaks develop, your car should be taken into the auto repair centre as soon as you can. Common Beetle concerns may include the following:

VW Beetle Carburetor Problems

The Beetle’s engine is air-cooled, which means that air delivery is essential in keeping the engine from over-heating. Fuel to air mixture is regulated by the carburetor, and if any faults develop with this part, your Beetle may incur over-heating or other engine problems. Carburetor issues can be identified fairly quickly, and are some of the easiest problems to diagnose. Strange sounds or smells, the car not running smoothly, exhaust issues and leaks are just some of the telltale signs of a faulty carburetor. This fault can be fixed by tightening the carburetor adjustment screw, or it may need to be replaced. If you experience any of the abovementioned issues, speak to our car repair shop and have them check the carburetor.

VW Beetle Clutch Problems

Clutch issues can be caused by a number of issues, including clutch cable, faulty pedal, or low levels of fluids. These issues are generally diagnosed by changes in clutch movement – the pedal may stick, or the clutch may not engage or disengage as easily as it usually does. To fix this issue, it depends on the fault itself; if it is a simple fault in one or more clutch parts then a new clutch kit can be installed by any experienced car repair shop. However clutch issues could also indicate gearbox faults, which can lead to additional problems.

VW Beetle Battery Problems

If your Beetle is not starting, or needs a push-start to get going, then you may need a new battery. Depending on the model, the Beetle’s battery is located either in the front of the car underneath the driver’s seat (in the new models) or at the back of the car under the back seat (in the older models). To be safe and to ensure a thorough job, ask a qualified motor technician to check, charge or replace your battery during your Volkswagen service.


Expert mechanic

saltriver@autoworks.co.za

Clarence joined the autoWORKS team with a wealth of experience spanning 30 years. He qualified for his N4 Diploma in Motor Mechanics and spent 20 years working on VW and Audi. he was trained extensively on fault finding, fuel injection and safety function. Clarence is passionate about the motor industry and a valued employee at the autoWORKS team.




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