First: Changing the oil of your Volkswagen Beetle regularly ultimately results in its longevity. If you have a Volkswagen Beetle that runs on diesel, it is advisable to change the oil after every 7,000-8,000 km. For a 2007/2008 Beetle, you can run it for as much as 12,500 km without changing oil. However, with the gasoline powered engine VW, it is judicious to change oil after every 8,000-9,000 km. Oil your Volkswagen Beetle on a regular basis and ensure a wobble free operation. My personal experience however says that Volkswagen Beetle spares operates best when run with Synthetic oil. I used synthetic oil in one of my Beetle and till date it runs without throwing any tantrums.
Second: When compared to the regular octane fuel, high octane fuel compliments the Volkswagen's turbo charged engine better. However if your VW Beetle has a Turbo charged Direct Injection, acronym for TDI (the TDI symbol is marked on you car), the basic octane fuel would work. The Octane fuel costs more, but your sweet little Bug is worth it!
Third: Yes, the Volkswagen Beetle does have a nice cooling/heating system, but it may become unproductive when not taken due care of. Whether the VW Beetle car has a Diesel, Gasoline or Synthetic engine, flush off the engine coolants regularly to avoid hampered trail and not to forget the sparkplugs, points, and valves adjustment. Even if your Volkswagen Beetle is years old, you don't need a mechanic to do all this. Just squat down, do that little fixing, and ride smoothly.
Fourth: It pains to hear that cacophonic sound coming from your Volkswagen Beetle. When the axle bushings of the car worn off, the rear end produces noise. So when you hear those jarring sounds from your VW Beetle every time there's a bump, change the axle bushings immediately, it is a important Bettle parts.
Fifth: The rusty floor pans can cause all that leaking and cracking. As this is often the case with old Beetles, check them regularly. The VW floor pans can easily be replaced and neither do they cost much. However, they may cost you a lot of inconvenience if not looked into timely. So next time your Volkswagen complains of leakage or rusting, just crouch beneath it and check the floor pans.
Well seldom does a VW go to scrap as there are many who like to buy the old wagon to include it in their vintage collection. The best part of the Volkswagen Beetle car is that it is as hip in the recent times as it was in its hey days. This people's car is liked majorly because of its easy maintenance. All it needs is your TLC and it's yours!