Volkswagen Specialist Garage offering
VW Service in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is an established, independent VW specialist garage offering Volkswagen service and maintenance, for both current and classic Volkswagen cars.
Our expertly trained technicians combine technical skills developed over 40 years of work in the automotive repair industry, with state-of-the-art, Bosch-approved technology to ensure our delivery of prompt, accurate diagnoses and repairs.
Book your VW service online.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre strives to make booking your VW service as easy as possible. Select a date and timeslot today using our online booking system, or, alternatively, contact us over the phone to further discuss your requirements. One of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to assist you.
National Standard Workmanship, Every Time.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is an independent garage specialising in the service and maintenance of German cars. Our team of expert technicians is highly experienced in the maintenance and servicing of all VW models, from classic Golfs and Polos to current Passats and Ups. Our three tiers of servicing work to ensure the optimum performance of your VW vehicle, regardless of age or condition.
During a VW service, our Bosch accredited specialists work with care and precision, using a unique combination of traditional know-how, and innovative diagnostic technology to deliver work of unrivalled quality, whilst ensuring your warranty is retained.
We pride ourselves on offering VW owners in Hertfordshire and beyond a quality independent alternative to dealership servicing and maintenance at a fair price point. Our VW specialists make use of only high-quality, or genuine parts and oils where required, ensuring your car performs at its best, for longer.
We pride ourselves on our unmatched levels of knowledge, attention to detail, and experience in VW servicing. Choose the German car experts – service your VW with Auto Service & Tuning Centre.
Our VW Servicing Packages
As a Bosch accredited servicing centre, Auto Service & Tuning Centre is able to offer an innovative, three-tier set of VW service packages, tailored to the needs of all VW models. Our Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages are expertly tailored to the needs of cars subject to a variety of conditions, driving styles, and usage types. Discover which of our optimised packages below best suits the needs of your VW;
- Best suited to well maintained, low-mileage vehicles
- Includes 31 service tasks and checks
- Includes oil change and oil filter replacement
- Should be conducted every 12,000 miles, or every year
- Includes 47 service tasks and checks
- Includes oil change, in addition to oil and air filter replacement
- Should be conducted 24,000 miles or every 2 years
- Includes 53 service tasks and checks
- Includes oil change, oil, and air filter replacement, and spark plug replacement if necessary
Why Choose Auto Service & Tuning Centre?
Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of highly trained technicians work to provide honest service of outstanding quality, offering German car owners in Hertfordshire an independent, honest alternative to dealership servicing. Clients using us as their trusted VW servicing provider experience the following benefits;
Warranty Retention – Changes made to European ‘Block Exemption’ laws in 2003 allow for independent garages to service vehicles without warranty invalidation. Auto Service & Tuning Centre offer VW servicing in line with block exemption regulations, meaning warranty retention is guaranteed.
Protect the Value of your VW – Auto Service & Tuning Centre understand the importance of retaining vehicle value where possible. A full service history completed by reputable professionals can greatly assist in protecting the value of your VW. Our team of expert technicians work diligently to ensure the quality completion, and correct documentation of all work completed at our centre. In addition to this, all work completed by Auto Service & Tuning Centre adheres exactly to VW servicing schedules and standards.
Fully accredited technicians – Our expert technicians are fully committed to ongoing training and improvement, allowing for our use of the most current diagnostic technology – one of the reasons our level service has remained outstanding throughout our 40 years of trading.
Genuine and High-Quality Parts – Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s extensive selection of parts includes a vast variety of specialist German car components, screened for quality. We’ll work to source those most suitable for your vehicle – and will install genuine parts where possible.
State of the art equipment – Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of highly experienced technicians make use of Bosch-designed, state of the art diagnostic equipment and tools, allowing for prompt, accurate diagnoses, and the comprehensive inspection of all VW models.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre are accredited providers of Bosch standard servicing. Our highly trained technicians combine their unrivalled knowledge, and confident use of dealership standard diagnostic technology to provide a complete service, including extensive checks and adjustments, alongside scheduled part replacement using only quality, or manufacturer approved parts.
Additional VW Servicing
Our German car expertise extends far beyond VW servicing. Auto Service & Tuning Centre is proud to offer more than 13 additional fully comprehensive Skoda maintenance, repair, and tuning services. From clutch replacements to annual MOTs, our extensive range of VW services are completed by knowledgeable German car specialists, who will work tirelessly to ensure your vehicle is performing optimally.
VW Service FAQs
How often should a VW be serviced?
Volkswagen's servicing schedules generally recommend that most models should undergo a full service at intervals of 20,000 miles, or every 24 months, whichever is reached first - though oil changes should be performed on a more flexible basis. Further information on your VW's model’s exact servicing schedule can be found on the VW website – but can be followed by any independent garage.
As a standard, Bosch Auto service recommends an interim, or ‘bronze’ service be performed every 5000 to 7000 miles in order to ensure the roadworthiness of your VW between full, or ‘gold’ services. Regularly servicing your VW will help keep it safe, reduce repair costs, and ensure it is performing at its best. Book your VW service with us online here.
How long does a VW service take?
The length of a VW service varies depending on the type of service required, and the condition of your vehicle, with interim or 'bronze' services typically taking the least amount of time, and covering 31 checks and adjustments, whilst full services cover in excess of 50. On average, a VW service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre will take around 3 hours and will be completed by a team of specialist technicians and mechanics.
If any issues arise during the service out with planned part replacements, our team will explain in depth the reasons for replacement and associated costs, allowing the vehicle owner to make an informed decision before proceeding.
What does a full VW service include?
The exact checks, adjustments, and part replacements your VW service includes are dependent on the type of service selected.
An interim, or 'bronze' service (conducted approximately every 5000 miles) includes approximately 30 system checks, including ABS warning lights, seatbelts, air conditioning, oil levels, and clutch fluid.
A full service, completed every 12 months, or 10,000 miles, will be more extensive - including approximately 50 checks and adjustments. Full services tend to cover all points of an interim service, alongside additional checks, and the replacement of expendable parts such as spark plugs, oil, and filters.
How often does a VW need an oil change?
VW generally recommend undergoing an oil replacement at 10,000-mile intervals, or once every 12 months, whichever your vehicle reaches first. This guidance may not apply to all models or vehicles, as oil life is highly influenced by driving style, oil type, and usage.
Taking into account age, and desired performance levels, Auto Service & Tuning Centre recommends undergoing an oil replacement between every 5000 to 10,000 miles. Oil checks are completed in interim or 'bronze' services, which, when completed approximately every 5000 miles, assist greatly in maintaining vehicle health.
Will servicing my VW with an independent garage invalidate my warranty?
Recently introduced EU ‘block exemption’ regulation allows independent garages and dealerships to complete servicing for all vehicle models without invalidating their warranty (so long as the manufacturer’s servicing schedule is followed, and equivalent quality parts are used where replacement is required. This means you are able to service your VW at any reputable garage you’d like.
Bosch Auto Centre are proud to offer fully accredited and certified VW servicing to Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Royston, Baldock, Bedford, Luton, and beyond. As a result of their extensive training, and 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, our technicians possess unrivalled knowledge in the field of VW’s specifications and schedules. This, alongside our use of only quality and manufacturer-approved parts, ensures all services performed at Auto Service & Tuning Centre are in line with VW’s warranty retention requirements.
3 months ago via Google
As always great service, great guys and a very professional business
4 months ago via Google
My petrol cap cover wouldn't open and we were due to drive to Wales in a couple of days. They had a quick look that day and fixed it for free!
3 months ago via Google
Never had any issues. They are always professional and friendly without getting too familiar or chatty.
4 months ago via Google
An excellent, efficient and personable garage always willing to go the extra mile to help out. Very lucky to have this as my local garage!
6 months ago via Google
What more can I say, Claude and the gang are so informative, helpful and honest, I've yet to come across a better garage. They've done countless, excellent work for me and kept me updated throughout. Simply the best!