Volkswagen owners know the importance of keeping their vehicle properly serviced to avoid unexpected repairs and expenses. Volkswagen service should regularly occur every 6,000 – 10,000 miles to ensure that your vehicle is running at its peak efficiency. Volkswagen service inspections also check for any upcoming repairs and perform services to avoid unnecessary repairs and make sure your vehicle is safe to operate.
However, even regular VW service inspections won’t completely prevent VW repairs from cropping up. Some VW repairs are caused by general wear and tear of the vehicle. Even though Volkswagens are built to endure hundreds of thousands of miles of travel, certain components, like the brake pads, will need to be changed a few times during the length of a VW’s operation.
If you are faced with a VW repair or service that you think is overpriced or unnecessary, it is important for you to get a second opinion, especially if the repair quote comes from a dealership. The reality of auto repair is that independent mechanics are often less expensive than dealerships. You just have to make sure that the independent mechanic you see for your VW repair is an ASE certified mechanic who specializes in Volkswagen service.
Here is what Bank Rate has to say about taking your vehicle to an independent mechanic:
Independent garages are smaller and less expensive than dealer shops. And many get high marks for customer service. “People are more satisfied with independent repair shops,” says Robert Krughoff, president of Consumers’ Checkbook, which has been rating auto repair shops since 1976. “And they tend to be less expensive than dealers.” … You’ll want to choose a repair shop with certified technicians. Look for mechanics that are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. ASE certified mechanics must pass comprehensive exams and must be re-certified every five years.
At Auto Works of Brandon, our mechanics are ASE certified and specialize in VW service and repairs. Bring us your quote for VW repair and service, and we will give you an honest second opinion about the price and necessity of the service.
Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Dr Ste B
Brandon, FL 33510