Are Volkswagen Models Expensive to Maintain?

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Ask most people whether European cars are more expensive to maintain than American ones, and you’ll usually hear them answer in the affirmative. However, does that widespread belief actually hold up? More importantly, are Volkswagen models expensive to maintain?

We’re happy to report that VW maintenance cost figures are affordable for most drivers. The higher costs associated with European vehicles are generally because of imported parts, but a closer look shows the average VW service cost to be significantly lower than other European brands.

VW Service Costs vs. European Rivals

A recent survey by YourMechanic compared a wide range of automotive brands to discover just how maintenance costs match up. They found the average VW service cost and Volkswagen repair cost resting well below average.

Of 30 brands evaluated by YourMechanic, 21 were found more expensive than the average VW maintenance cost over a ten year period. That’s pretty conclusive proof that Volkswagen cars and SUVs are not as expensive to maintain as their European origin might suggest. Even if they’re coming to you from across the Atlantic, they still make a good investment throughout your time as owner.

So, how is the average Volkswagen repair cost and monthly VW maintenance cost kept so low? That’s partly down to the exceptional warranty coverage that comes with each new Volkswagen vehicle. Since components are covered for an extended period of time, drivers don’t have to worry about getting hit by high out-of-pocket expenses.

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Save on the VW Maintenance Cost by Visiting Auffenberg Volkswagen Today

So, are Volkswagen models expensive to maintain? The answer is a definitive no, and you can lower costs even further by taking advantage of the cycling service specials available from Auffenberg Volkswagen. We even make things easy with a wide range of service tips, and our service center uses only the finest OEM parts to ensure your vehicle stays in pristine condition for years to come. For any further advice or assistance on keeping to your Volkswagen maintenance schedule, don’t hesitate to visit our showroom today or get in touch directly.

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