Looking for a professional service for your VW near Preston? Tired of paying out for niggly repairs? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Servicing your Volkswagen maintains the condition of your car, ensuring greater fuel efficiency, and extending vehicle lifespan. That’s because it’s effective for finding smaller faults before they turn into larger repairs, giving you optimal performance.
We’ve been servicing Volkswagen vehicles for nearly 40 years, offering repairs and servicing on all models – from the classic Beetle or Camper van, right through to the Polo and the ID.3. No VW is too big or too small for our specialist garage.
With a bespoke service at our VW garage near Preston, you can be sure your vehicle is receiving the best care, at affordable prices.
Why choose Marc’s Garage for an VW service?
Marc’s Garage is the leading independent VW specialist near Preston. Why? Because we bring a competent, friendly, and high-quality service to every vehicle in our garage.
Our technicians are expertly trained in VW manufacturing standards, so you receive a high-end service from a local garage, which is conveniently located for you.
Why do I need an VW service?
Longevity – Whether you own a classic or the newest Volkswagen model, you want your vehicle to last. Our Preston VW service utilises manufacture protocol to maintain the condition of your vehicle, keeping it running at peak performance, for longer.
Safety – Want to avoid breakdowns and pass your MOT first-time? It only takes one small fault to let you down. Our competent technicians repair small faults before they cause bigger problems.
Reliability – Want a reliable VW? Then you should service it regularly. With our VW Preston service, we guarantee a smoother drive and optimal fuel efficiency to keep your journeys hassle-free.
Savings – By finding and repairing small faults early on, you reduce the cost of the overall upkeep of your VW by avoiding larger, unnecessary repairs – and bills – in the future.
How do I know if my VW service is due?
Typically, you should service your car every 12 months, or every 12,000 miles.
Our workmanship is covered by the Servicesure Autocentres national guarantee in line with the above quote. So, when you choose our VW Preston garage, you always know exactly when your next one is due.
Some older vehicles may also benefit from an interim service, to ensure maximum vehicle safety. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, we’ll assess your vehicle and usage to determine the best service plan for your needs.
Are you able to service my VW without it affecting the warranty?
Absolutely. Recent changes in European legislation now allow Volkswagen drivers to choose whichever garage they wish for servicing and repairs, without affecting the manufacture warranty.
We’re fully trained in the VW code of practice for all servicing and repairs, and we complete your logbook to maintain your vehicle’s service history in full. This aids you in gaining a higher resale value should you ever wish to sell on your vehicle.
What happens during an VW service?
Lighting & Visibility – The front, rear, and internal lights are rigorously checked for optimal performance. All windows, mirrors, and wipers are reviewed for chips, faults, and weak areas. Registration plates are cleaned and maintained for clarity and sturdiness.
Under Bonnet – A full under bonnet inspection ensures there are no leaks or faults, and all components are in working order. Where required, we replace the air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, and drive belts.
Vehicle Interior – Seat belts are tested in line with safety standards. All internal controls are checked, such as the horn, hazard light button, and other vehicle controls for responsiveness and function. Using diagnostics, we complete full system analysis. This includes reviewing the air conditioning, making sure warning messages are addressed, and checking for intermittent and permanent faults flagged by the computer.
Steering, Drive & Suspension – Wheel alignment is analysed, and all joints, gaiters (protective sleeves on vehicle parts), and wheel bearings are extensively inspected for sturdiness and function. . The front and rear shock absorbers and road springs are tested to ensure the suspension functions effectively and maintains the right level of friction.
Braking – Both the front and rear brake mechanisms are checked and measured in line with safety requirements, allowing us to accurately report on their service life.
Under Vehicle – The trays under your car are removed and the engine oil is drained. The transmission is then checked for leaks, rust, and corrosion.
Tyre Inspection – All wheels and wheel nuts are inspected for sturdiness, weak points, and corrosion. Tyres reads are inspected for significant wear, and tyre pressures are adjusted prior to refitting. We also check your spare wheel and/or inflation kit if appropriate for your vehicle.
Final Checks – We assess the brake fluid and conduct an antifreeze test – crucial for road safety, especially during winter months. Finally, we fill your engine with new oil – this is vital for engine cleanliness and performance.
How will I be kept informed on the progress of my VW service?
We always keep you in the know – as well as completing a full report on any faults found, we update your vehicle’s service book.
If there are any urgent repairs required or general repairs we recommend, we always sign off with you first. As long as you give the go-ahead, we complete the works right away.
Free courtesy vehicle
Need a service, but want to stay on the road? We’ve got you covered. We have courtesy cars available – let us know if you have any specific requirements.
Out of hours drop off & collection
Opening times not aligned with your availability? No problem. Our out of hours service is dedicated to our busiest customers.
Finance payment plans
Our dedicated Preston VW service will never be a financial burden – speak to the team about tailored payment plans today.