So I know the 40,000 mile service includes a decent amount of stuff replaced for all Volkswagens, and I was under the assumption that the next "big one" was 60,000 miles. I called my local VW dealer and was quoted $567. I have a 20% off coupon () which brings that down to just over $450 which is nice, and I figured it would be worth it.
But then I looked at the maintenance manual which describes the 60,000 mile service. From what I gather all they really do is an engine oil & filter change, rotate the tires and replace the cabin air filter. Everything else is simply "check, check, check, top off, check, inspect, check"... blah blah. Sorry, but no. I'll change my own oil, rotate my own tires, and save the $450 for some yahoo to look all over my car and tell me everything is ok and not leaking (my garage floor is spotless).
Is anyone else surprised by this? Has anyone had the 60,000 mile service done and had more replaced? I thought they replaced the automatic transmission fluid, flushed the radiator fluid, etc - I guess I'm just wrong about this? I started thumbing through future service intervals and they never say to change the automatic transmission fluid. Is that normal?
Thanks in advance. I know service interval threads are repetitive but I couldn't find any related to the 60k service.