Volkswagens are undoubtedly awesome vehicles. They give a luxurious and sporty look and performance that feels like a class above, without the price tag that you'd expect to come along with it. But if you start asking around, undoubtedly someone will discourage you from buying a Volkswagen "because they're expensive to fix." Is that true?
According to Rick Hayes, who's been selling Volkwagens for almost 24 years:
Although VWs may be a little more expensive to service, the service requirement is only every 10,000 miles or one year, compared to many others that require service every 6 months or 6,000 miles - that's less service visits."
What about aftermarket parts?
Like any vehicle out there, many aftermarket items can be used on VWs. But why use VW parts? Rick Hayes says, "The advantage of using VW parts is that they are....VW parts. And when installed at delivery, come with the manufacturer's warranty."
We asked Gary Byrne, our Napa VW Service Manager, to help us learn a little more about VW parts. According to Gary:
I would not recommend aftermarket parts due to the fact that VW parts have a 12 month and/or 12,000 mile warranty from any authorized dealer in the country, and
aftermarket parts have no labor warranty & the parts are not as good.
What does all this mean for you? It means your money isn't being wasted, because Volkswagen parts are made to last longer, and serve you better.
Check out our VW service pages, where you can personally ask a service tech a question about your vehicle, rent a car, learn more about VW maintenance, and view up-to-date pricing specials on both service and parts.
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