Volkswagen Care Program
When you make the decision to purchase a Volkswagen, you’re choosing a vehicle with a great reputation and exceptional reliability. VWs also come with remarkably generous warranties that are fully transferable if the vehicle is resold. As nice a feeling as that all provides, it’s still reassuring to know you’ve got some extra coverage to ensure that your vehicle remains in top form in case any unexpected maintenance comes along.
This is where the Volkswagen Care Program comes in, as it lets owners select from various prepaid scheduled maintenance plans, depending on the vehicle’s model year. The Care and Care Plus plans put together by the German automaker are designed to give drivers more confidence knowing that their recommended scheduled maintenance will be taken care of at a local VW dealership at no extra cost.
This coverage is a great incentive for anyone who puts off scheduled maintenance for any reason, especially if cost is the reason. Skipping recommended maintenance can negatively affect the longevity and resale value of the vehicle. There are four different prepaid scheduled maintenance plans within the Volkswagen Care Program: Volkswagen Care or Volkswagen Care Extra and Volkswagen Care Plus Package 1 or Package 2. You’ll find below the plan details below to help you decide which is right for you.
Understanding the Volkswagen Care Plan
Plans can be purchased either at the time of retail sale or lease of a vehicle, or any time before the first scheduled maintenance interval covered under your plan is due. It may be possible to finance the cost of a Volkswagen Care or Care Plus plan as part of your vehicle loan or lease, but only if you opt in at the time of purchase. These plans can help cover a wide variety of manufacturer-recommended maintenance intervals, protect against natural price inflation with fixed costs, deliver the premium service of VW-certified technicians and the quality of genuine VW parts, and preserve your peace of mind knowing that your vehicle’s future resale value will be protected with proper maintenance. To top it off, there’s 24-roadside assistance for model years 2016 through 2019 that covers towing, battery jump starts, flat tires, and fuel deliveries.
Volkswagen Care and Care Plus
Volkswagen Care may be applied to a 2015 or newer model. For 2015 models, Volkswagen Care covers the 20,000- and 30,000-mile manufacturer-recommended maintenance services. VWs from 2016 and 2017 are covered for 10,000, 20,000, and 30,000 miles, and those from 2018 to 2020 are covered for 10,000 and 20,000 miles, while the Volkswagen Care Extra plan would cover to 30,000 miles.
The Volkswagen Care Plus Package 1 may be purchased for model years 2014 or newer (except for the Routan). This will take care of the 40,000- and 50,000-mile recommended maintenance visits, while the Care Plus Package 2 (which may be purchased for model year 2018 or newer) covers the 60,000- and 70,000-mile recommended scheduled maintenance visits for the vehicle.