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Keeping Your VAG Reliable: Essential Service Schedule for All Models

At Volksmaster, with over 30 years of experience servicing and repairing VAG vehicles across our 4 branches, we understand the importance of keeping your prized possession running smoothly. Our motto, “Confidence in Quality,” reflects our commitment to providing premium servicing at a fair price. Just like any complex machine, neglecting regular maintenance on your VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group) can lead to costly repairs down the road.

Volksmaster are strong advocates for transparency, it’s at the core of our customer focused business. Inline with this commitment we publish our VAG service prices online, so you can see exactly what kind of cost you are looking at to maintain your vehicle. View servicing costs for the following brands now:
Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, SEAT, Škoda.

VAG Cars

The VAG Family: A Diverse Range of Vehicles

The VAG Group encompasses a wide range of popular car brands, each with its own unique personality:

  • Volkswagen: Renowned for its practicality and reliability, Volkswagen offers hatchbacks (Golf, Polo), sedans (Jetta, Passat), SUVs (Tiguan, Touareg), and iconic campervans (California).
  • Audi: Known for its luxury and performance, Audi boasts sedans (A4, A6), SUVs (Q3, Q5), sports cars (TT, R8), and prestigious electric vehicles (e-tron).
  • Škoda: Offering excellent value for money, Škoda provides practical hatchbacks (Fabia, Octavia), SUVs (Karoq, Kodiaq), and spacious estates (Superb).
  • SEAT: SEAT exudes a sporty and youthful vibe with its hatchbacks (Ibiza, Leon), SUVs (Arona, Ateca), and the iconic performance car the Cupra.
  • Bentley: A symbol of luxury and craftsmanship, Bentley delivers handcrafted sedans (Flying Spur) and SUVs (Bentayga).
  • Porsche: The pinnacle of performance, Porsche offers iconic sports cars (911, Cayman) and luxurious SUVs (Macan, Cayenne).
  • Lamborghini: Lamborghini epitomises Italian supercars with breathtaking designs and powerful engines (Huracan, Aventador).

Essential Maintenance for Peak Performance

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Regardless of your specific VAG model, adhering to a regular maintenance schedule is crucial for optimal performance and longevity. Here’s a breakdown of some key services and their recommended intervals:

Every 12 Months or 10,000 Miles:

  • Oil Change and Filter Replacement: Fresh engine oil ensures proper lubrication and reduces friction, preventing engine wear.
  • Cabin Air Filter Replacement: A clean cabin air filter improves air quality inside your vehicle.
  • Visual Inspection: Our experienced technicians will perform a thorough visual inspection of your vehicle, checking for potential issues like fluid leaks, worn brake pads and tyre damage.

Every 24 Months or 20,000 Miles:

  • Spark Plug Replacement: Spark plugs ignite the air-fuel mixture in your engine. Worn spark plugs can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and performance issues.
  • Pollen Filter Replacement: The pollen filter helps trap allergens and pollutants before they enter your car’s cabin.
  • Brake Fluid Change: Brake fluid absorbs moisture over time, compromising its ability to efficiently transfer braking force. Regular changes ensure safe braking performance.

Manufacturer-Specific Maintenance

VAG Group Brands

Each VAG brand also has manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedules that address specific components and service intervals for your particular model. Consulting your owner’s manual for these details is crucial. Let’s explore some brand-specific examples:

  • Volkswagen: For some VW models, replacing the Longlife Service Interval (LSI) indicator may be necessary every 40,000, DSG gearbox oil changes might be required every 40,000 miles on specific models.
  • Audi: Audi models might require a Haldex clutch fluid change for all-wheel-drive systems at specific intervals. Additionally, some high-performance models may have shorter oil change and service intervals.
  • Škoda: Škoda models may have a similar maintenance schedule to Volkswagen, with some variations depending on the specific model.

The Cost of Neglect: Common Problems with Skipping Maintenance

Skipping scheduled maintenance can lead to a domino effect of problems, resulting in expensive repairs and potentially compromising your safety. Here are some common consequences:

  • Engine Damage: Without proper lubrication, your engine can overheat and seize, leading to a costly engine rebuild or replacement.
  • Transmission Issues: Worn or dirty transmission fluid can cause gear changes to become rough or sluggish, eventually leading to transmission failure.
  • Brake Problems: Neglecting brake fluid changes or worn brake pads can significantly increase your stopping distance, jeopardising your safety.
  • Suspension Issues: Worn suspension components can affect handling and ride quality, potentially leading to tyre damage and reduced control.
  • Increased Emissions: Neglecting spark plug replacements can cause incomplete combustion, leading to higher emissions and potential failing of emissions tests.

Confidence on the Road: Why Choose Volksmaster?

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At Volksmaster, we understand the unique needs of each VAG vehicle. Our team of qualified technicians are VAG specialists, equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and genuine or OEM-approved parts to ensure your car receives the highest quality service. Here’s why Volksmaster is your trusted partner for all your VAG servicing needs:

  • Experienced VAG Specialists: With over 30 years of experience servicing and repairing VAG vehicles across our 4 branches, our technicians possess in-depth knowledge of every VAG brand and model.
  • Premium Service at a Fair Price: We live by our motto, “Confidence in Quality,” providing premium servicing at a competitive price. You won’t pay a premium for the expertise and care we deliver.
  • Genuine or OEM-approved Parts: We use only genuine VAG parts or high-quality OEM-approved alternatives, ensuring optimal performance and reliability for your vehicle.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in clear and concise communication. Our technicians will explain any recommended services and answer all your questions before any work is undertaken.
  • Warranty on Parts and Labour: We offer a comprehensive warranty on all parts and labour, giving you peace of mind knowing your investment is protected.
  • Convenient Scheduling: We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Book your service online or call your nearest branch.
  • Customer Focused Service: At Volksmaster, we go the extra mile for our customers. Expect a welcoming environment, comfortable waiting areas and complimentary refreshments while your car is being serviced.
  • Full Valet: Every vehicle gets a free wash after it is serviced.

Investing in Your VAG’s Future

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By adhering to a regular maintenance schedule and choosing a qualified VAG specialist like Volksmaster, you’re making a wise investment in your vehicle’s future. You’ll enjoy:

  • Optimal Performance: Regular servicing ensures your VAG performs at its peak, delivering a smooth and enjoyable driving experience.
  • Improved Fuel Efficiency: Properly maintained engines run more efficiently, saving you money at the pump.
  • Enhanced Safety: Regular maintenance ensures your car’s critical safety systems are functioning optimally, keeping you and your passengers safe on the road.
  • Reduced Repair Costs: Early detection of potential problems through regular servicing can prevent minor issues from escalating into major, expensive repairs.
  • Higher Resale Value: A well-maintained VAG vehicle will retain a higher resale value compared to one with a neglected service history.

Maintaining your VAG doesn’t have to be a hassle. With Volksmaster’s expert service, competitive prices and convenient locations, keeping your car running smoothly and reliably has never been easier. Schedule your service appointment today and experience the “Confidence in Quality” difference. Contact Volksmaster for all your VAG servicing and repair needs in Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Bury, Heywood, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bolton and surrounding areas.

You can book your vehicle in to one of our 4 branches by using the simple form below or give us a call at Oldham 0161 624 5060, Heywood on 01706 622633, Bury 0161 761 3030 and our Oldham Van Centre 0161 628 5270.

We also offer a highly convenient Collect & Return service or a Courtesy Car to ensure your routine is disrupted as little as possible while your vehicle is serviced, repaired or undergoes an MOT.

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