What We Check and Why

No-one knows your Volkswagen better than we do. So you can relax when your car is in for service, maintenance or repair, knowing it's in the safe hands of experts who have the latest Volkswagen training and access to our advanced tools and technology. This guide explains what we check and why.



Express Visual Check

EVC stands for Express Visual Check, a 34 point check of all the basics on a customer's car. An EVC should be carried out on every car when it comes into the workshop. The EVC is offered at no extra cost to Volkswagen customers no matter the age or condition of their vehicle.

Areas we cover and why

No-one knows your Volkswagen better than we do. So you can relax when your car is in for service, maintenance or repair, knowing it's in the safe hands of experts who have the latest Volkswagen training and access to our advanced tools and technology. These are some of the areas we cover

  • Air conditioning refresh & service 
  • Air filter replacement 
  • Battery replacement 
  • Brake fluid change 
  • Brake pads and discs 
  • Bulb replacement 
  • Cambelt change 
  • Constant velocity boot replacement 
  • Diesel fuel replacement
  • DSG transmission oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement 
  • Four-wheel alignment 
  • Four-wheel drive oil change 
  • Petrol engine spark plug replacement 
  • Service 
  • Shock absorber replacement 
  • Type replacement 
  • Wiper blade replacement

Volkswagen Service Regimes

As a Volkswagen owner, you will already have experienced the pleasure of driving a car that's renowned for reliability. So when it comes to servicing it, why settle for second best? Visit your local Vindis Volkswagen Retailer who will be ready to help you every step of the way. Our staff are fully trained in every aspect of servicing to ensure you continue to enjoy mile after mile of trouble-free driving. You can choose from two types of service regimes, depending on your driving methods.

You can choose from two types of service regimes, depending on your driving methods.

Fixed Service (Time and Distance)

We recommend this service if you are likely to drive less than 10,000* miles in a year, and if you tend to drive in the following way:

  • Mainly city centre driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
  • High engine loading activities, e.g. frequent hill climbs, driving with your vehicle fully loaded and towing
  • Uneconomical driving using high rpms with heavy acceleration and heavy braking.

Flexible Service Regime (LongLife Service)

We recommend this service if you are likely to drive more than 25 miles a day, and if you tend to drive in the following way:

  • Regular long distance driving
  • Driving at a constant speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading, and minimal towing
  • Economical driving

This Flexible regime has been made possible due to the development of new Volkswagen engines with the latest technically advanced longlife oil. These engines use built-in sensors that continually monitor the oil quality, making it possible to enjoy reliable and confident motoring for up to a maximum of 18,000* miles or 24 months (whichever occurs first).

*Please note that all mileages are approximate as the service indicator system uses kilometres as the distance measurement.