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Servicing a Volkswagen in Canberra?

By john84 - 9 November 2011 21

My Volkswagen has a front and rear light out. There’s also a “service soon” light showing on the dashboard.

Where can I get a decent, reasonably-priced service? I’m mighty fearful of Australian labor costs.

What’s Your opinion?


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Servicing a Volkswagen in Canberra?
AstralPlane 6:48 pm 09 Nov 11

Michael at CVWC in Tuggers rebuilt an engine for me and did a fantastic job at a good price.

Classified 5:56 pm 09 Nov 11

I know someone who had a Volkswagen Toureg and the gearbox failed. 9 grand for the parts – ouch.

goody658 5:46 pm 09 Nov 11

OpenYourMind said :

Not sure about servicing, but Volkswagen group seems to be the British Leyland of the 2000s. The number of stories I’ve heard recently of new and really expensive Volkswagens/Audi’s etc. with massive problems is alarming. Just do a search for Audi Q5 2.0TSI oil consumption for instance.

Advice from the dealer on this one is that some have the problem and some don’t – that’s even worse than if they all had it. Gearbox failures seem quite common – the four motion system is incredibly expensive to repair, you name it.

Both my golfs 2004 TDI and 2007 FSI have had gearbox issues
TDI died and cost 10k to replace
FSI has dropped 5th not sure on cost to replace i don’t drive it any more. I ride a motorcycle

goody658 5:44 pm 09 Nov 11

+5 for CVWC Tuggranonge

I have been taking mine there for a few years. The price is spot on and they do an excellent job. I only found them after a asked Lennok for a service quote and it was twice what it should be.

Not only that my last car which i bought from Lennok 2nd hand was serviced there had never had the pollen filter cleaned.

Makes me wonder what else they didnt do.

OpenYourMind 5:24 pm 09 Nov 11

Not sure about servicing, but Volkswagen group seems to be the British Leyland of the 2000s. The number of stories I’ve heard recently of new and really expensive Volkswagens/Audi’s etc. with massive problems is alarming. Just do a search for Audi Q5 2.0TSI oil consumption for instance. Advice from the dealer on this one is that some have the problem and some don’t – that’s even worse than if they all had it. Gearbox failures seem quite common – the four motion system is incredibly expensive to repair, you name it.

Bluey 4:09 pm 09 Nov 11

Dont take it Lennock. Theyll take your first born and right arm.

CVWC in Belco or Tuggz +4.

Difference in price between the Stealers and CVWC is quite a lot money. To madamcholet I recomend you look into your lease paperwork and see if you can get yours serviced elsewhere to the dealer. I got mine on lease and serviced there once (major service) got the bill and nearly cut my own throat. I found out I could take it ANYWHERE and submit the receipt and be reimbursed. Look into it.

Disinformation 1:46 pm 09 Nov 11

Holden Caulfield said :

CVWC in Belconnen (Peter) or Tuggeranong (Michael).

http://www.cvwc.com.au/
http://www.cvwct.com.au/

+3 on that.
They’re both great guys.
Mike never misses a thing and Peter could probably make a half eaten chiko roll pull a decent quarter mile time.

CoffinRX2 1:36 pm 09 Nov 11

Call Matt or Kev at Canberra Total Service and Repair in Oatley Ct Belconnen. Good guys, great service

M0les 1:23 pm 09 Nov 11

I’ve heard nothing but good things about CVWC, but have not used them myself yet.

I used to get my golf service (on lease) at Lennock, but honestly nearly every time (greater than 50%) they’d do something wrong.

I plan to use the Beetle Exchange in Fyshwick next time. I’ve also not used them myself yet, but sofar they at least seem more communicative.

I’ve replaced rear lights and it’s pretty simple. The front ones may be tricker.

Holden Caulfield 1:04 pm 09 Nov 11

Oh, I can second the Dyno Tune suggestion as well.

madamcholet 12:40 pm 09 Nov 11

We get ours serviced at Lennox in Philip. Think the prices are reasonable although our servicing is included in the lease so we don’t look that closely. Anyway, they are really good and explain everything that they have done – then they call you up afterwards to survey you about your experience. Agree – don’t miss the service, but shop around for bulbs.

tommy 12:28 pm 09 Nov 11

We’ve taken our Golf there and they’ve been great.

However, if you have front/rear lights out – have a google first to see if you can DIY. I did that with the rear brake light and it was $2.95 at SuperCheapAuto for a globe.

Don’t skip the service though…

bryansworld 11:59 am 09 Nov 11

Holden Caulfield said :

CVWC in Belconnen (Peter) or Tuggeranong (Michael).

http://www.cvwc.com.au/
http://www.cvwct.com.au/

They used to be the same business, but are separate now (not really sure why they split).

+2. CVWC in Belco is excellent. A refreshing change from being ripped off blind by the VW stealership. Those car companies really do make their $ from the servicing costs!

MonarchRepublic 11:54 am 09 Nov 11

Holden Caulfield said :

CVWC in Belconnen (Peter) or Tuggeranong (Michael).

http://www.cvwc.com.au/
http://www.cvwct.com.au/

They used to be the same business, but are separate now (not really sure why they split).

+1 on that
Or, for a non VW ‘specialist’, Dynotune (used to be in Mort St Braddon, now in Mitchell) have always seemed to know their way around a VW. Never had a reason to complain.

Holden Caulfield 11:46 am 09 Nov 11

CVWC in Belconnen (Peter) or Tuggeranong (Michael).

http://www.cvwc.com.au/
http://www.cvwct.com.au/

They used to be the same business, but are separate now (not really sure why they split).

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