Volkswagen Genuine Parts are designed specifically for our model range and help to provide optimal vehicle performance and fuel economy. Initially, Genuine Parts may come at a small premium but their high quality and durability ensure they offer the lowest cost over the life of your vehicle and they can contribute to maintaining your Volkswagen’s used market value. For your peace of mind Genuine Parts are covered by a two-year warranty (excluding wear and tear) and claims can be made at home or abroad, with no upper claims limit. (Genuine Batteries have a three-year warranty. High voltage batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles have 8 years warranty subject to terms and conditions.)
With a Genuine Air Filter you can feel confident that the air going into your engine is clean and the fuel and air mixture is always correct. Our higher quality pleated filter paper features optimal pore size to ensure even the tiniest particles of sand, dust, dirt, soot, pollen and moisture are captured, preventing damage and wear to your engine components.
Genuine Air Filters are manufactured using low flammable materials and meet the strict quality standards of the Volkswagen Group, DIN and ISO.
The purpose of a cabin filter is to stop contaminants getting into your Volkswagen’s interior via its heating and ventilation system. There are two different types of Genuine Cabin Filters which will provide protection for your Volkswagen’s entire service interval. A ‘dust and pollen filter’ prevents dust, dirt, soot and pollen entering your vehicle’s interior. A ‘pollution filter’ does all of this, as well as having the added benefit of protecting against pollution gases, exhaust fumes and bad odours.
Genuine Cabin Filters create low air flow resistance to minimise the load on your Volkswagen’s blower motor thus reducing the impact on fuel consumption.
An increased supply of fresh air can help you concentrate better on driving, ease allergy symptoms and help prevent fatigue, teary eyes, headaches, nausea and sneezing.
A Genuine Oil Filter ensures clean, circulating oil enters your engine by effectively removing soot, oil carbons, dust and metal particles from the engine oil. Exceptionally durable and made from a fine grade, high quality material it gives your engine optimum protection from contaminants, minimising engine wear for the entire interval between services, prolonging your engine’s life and protecting your Volkswagen’s resale value.
A highly efficient and reliable seal, specific to your Volkswagen, protects against fuel getting into the oil circulation, particularly on short journeys. The exact fit to your Volkswagen’s engine prevents oil leaks and ensures no unfiltered oil gets into your engine, which could cause damage to components.
The braking system is the most important safety system of your Volkswagen and Genuine Brake Discs and Pads help minimise stopping distances, enhancing the safety of your vehicle, its occupants, other road users and pedestrians.
Genuine Brake Discs and Pads are designed specifically for your Volkswagen model and tailored to its weight, engine output power and top speed for optimum braking performance, shorter stopping distances and enhanced service life. Specifically designed friction materials eliminate juddering, screeching, chattering, grinding, vibrations and burning odours, enhancing driving comfort.
Extensive testing takes place over 310,000 miles in all weathers to ensure discs and pads provide optimum performance over their lifetime. They are highly resistant to chemicals such as road salt, brake and fuel, reliable in extreme temperatures and during heavy duty use and resistant to cracks and warping for up to 500 consecutive emergency stops.
A Genuine Exhaust Silencer is designed, engineered and thoroughly tested for the correct amount of back pressure, so it maximises your Volkswagen’s engine performance and fuel economy. It’s engineered for your Volkswagen model so it matches the engine characteristics and is designed in conjunction with other components of the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter, to provide optimum acoustic silencing properties. The use of high grade, optimum strength materials limits exhaust noise, reduces the risk of components falling and stops exhaust fumes leaking and getting into the interior of your Volkswagen.
The cambelt connects the cam shaft to the crank shaft. If the cambelt fails, the engine valves can collide with the pistons and cause major engine damage. Therefore it is essential that the cambelt and other related parts are replaced at the recommended intervals.
A Genuine Cambelt is made from high strength material which prevents stretching, while being wear-resistant, highly durable and extremely resistant to heat and moisture. Each component is of identical quality to those produced when your vehicle was manufactured and is designed in conjunction with all other related parts, so they continue to work together in perfect harmony.
The two-year warranty covers claims at home and abroad and covers any engine damage that occurs as a consequence of the cambelt failing, with no upper claims limit.
Even when Genuine Parts eventually wear out after long periods of use, they still contain valuable reusable materials that are worth conserving. That’s why Volkswagen recovers used parts, remanufactures them and offers them as Genuine Exchange Parts. Volkswagen owners benefit from average savings of 40 per cent, compared to corresponding new Genuine Parts, while being offered the option of a sustainable maintenance and repair solution.
Each Genuine Exchange Part if of (at least) identical quality to those produced when your vehicle was manufactured and as the parts are re-manufactured in line with the latest advances in engineering they are often technically superior to the components originally installed in your Volkswagen.
Genuine Exchange Parts give you the lowest cost of ownership over your vehicle’s life and help ensure that the value of your Volkswagen is retained.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, we have opened selected workshops to conduct this work, and all other dealerships are completely closed:
Huntingdon Volkswagen remains open and will conduct service work for Peterborough Audi, Huntingdon Audi and Huntingdon Van Centre Vindis Cambridge Service Centre remains open and will also conduct service work for Cambridge Volkswagen, SKODA Cambridge, SKODA Bury St. Edmunds, Fakenham Volkswagen and Cambridge Audi Bedford Audi remains open and will also conduct work for Bedford Volkswagen and Milton Keynes SEAT Northampton Van Centre remains open and will conduct work also for Northampton Audi and Milton Keynes SEAT
In order to protect both you and our staff, upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.