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Volkswagen Battery Service & Maintenance In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Volkswagen battery service

If your car is slow to start or experiencing signs of a dead car battery, schedule your Volkswagen battery service at our service department and brake shop. The professional auto mechanics in our VW auto shop can test the battery’s voltage with a multimeter and determine if a new VW OEM battery is required. If your car needs a new battery, we can recommend several options that fit your car.

VW Battery Replacement

There are several signs you need a new car battery. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms of a dead or dying car battery, schedule a service appointment with our auto shop and VW tire service center before you’re sidelined with a car that won’t start.

  • Corrosion on the battery terminals and cables
  • Dim headlights
  • Rotten egg smell under the hood
  • Electrical issues
  • A warped battery case
  • Check engine light is on
  • Frequent jump starts needed
  • Clicking sound when you turn the key

While a dead battery is a typical reason your car won’t start, the battery may not be the problem. A parasitic draw or expired alternator could also be why your car won’t turn over. Our service techs will diagnose and troubleshoot the problem and determine if it’s the battery or the alternator.

Once you know you need a Volkswagen battery change, you might be overwhelmed by the number of new car batteries available. Thankfully, the team in our parts department is here to help you find the right size car battery. We can recommend a few VW battery options that are the correct power for your vehicle and tell you how they’re different.

Most of the time, especially when comparing gold car batteries vs. platinum, the differences come down to how long the battery is under warranty. Do you want a three-year or five-year warranty?

Volkswagen Battery Service Specials

Before you schedule your battery inspection with our service department, check our current service specials and discounts on auto repair. You might find that in addition to a free battery test coupon, you come across a Volkswagen oil change discount you’d like to take advantage of while you’re here. Our dealership is always looking for ways to help you save on auto repair and make it easier to stay on top of your car’s factory service schedule.

VW Battery Maintenance in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The best way to maintain the battery in your new VW lease deal is by driving your car. Regular use is ideal for getting the most life out of a battery because it keeps it fully charged and prevents corrosion. When a battery sits for long periods, it will slowly drain and require charging to operate. Draining and charging a battery diminishes the longevity of the unit.

The same is true of VW brakes and other components. The more you drive the car regularly, the better it will perform.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do Volkswagen vehicles need special batteries?

Yes, Volkswagen vehicles require genuine VW batteries that are specifically designed to power these luxury cars. These batteries feature a wide range of power ratings and are typically backed by a limited warranty. You may need a battery replacement if you notice signs, such as dim headlights or your vehicle struggling to start. Visit our service center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for an inspection.

What is the life expectancy of a VW battery?

A VW battery for a gas-only model can last anywhere from three to five years before it must be replaced. Those who drive more often on the city streets and highways in Fort Lauderdale, FL, may need a battery replacement sooner than others. Additionally, a warmer climate can increase the rate of battery degradation, bringing it closer to the three-year mark.

Is a battery covered under VW warranty?

Yes, your VW battery may be covered under the VW Genuine Replacement Battery Limited Warranty1 or the VW Economy Replacement Battery Limited Warranty.2 There is also a warranty for the High Voltage Battery specific to VW ID.4 models up to eight years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.3 Contact our Gunther Volkswagen of Fort Lauderdale advisers, who can help you find the coverage you need.


1Warranties listed on this web page shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.

2Warranties listed on this web page shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.

38 year/100K miles (whichever occurs first) high-voltage battery limited warranty coverage on MY23 ID.4 electric vehicles. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Warranty coverage may not return battery capacity to an “as new” condition with 100% net capacity. See owner’s literature or dealer for limited warranty details.

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