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Checking the brake fluid in your 2012 Volkswagen Passat is easy and should be done once a month. On some Volkswagens, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 2012 Passat. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Passat - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Passat, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Passat.
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)