Independent vs. Certified Volkswagen Service

Independent vs. Certified Volkswagen Service in Escondido, CA

With older cars, many maintenance routines or necessary repairs could be conducted by the owner with the proper tools and talents, or perhaps by a local mechanic. The fact is, cars built in the 70's and 80's had looser tolerances and similar maintenance needs across different lines of vehicle manufacture.

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Certified Dealership Expectations

Today's cars have more stringent maintenance needs and specialized routines for service which often aren't available to people who aren't certified as properly trained technicians for the specific make of vehicle, and Volkswagen models use specialty parts fitted for optimum safety and performance. A mistake as simple as using the wrong fluid in the power steering or braking systems, and especially in the transmission or differential can significantly shorten the life of the car.

Our Expert Technicians

When an authorized Volkswagen dealer conducts a repair or regular maintenance routine, the technician is trained on the proper way to perform the service according to how the engineer designed the car. Whether it's knowledge of how to access certain parts or if it's knowing what might cause a problem that's different from what causes similar symptoms in other vehicles, the technician is aware of how to approach the job. They will be aware of any recalls or warranty information which can apply and mean less money out of your pocket. They also keep a detailed record of the service provided to protect you against problems down the road or to help maintain the vehicle's value should you decide to sell the car at some point in the future.

Genuine OEM Parts

An authorized dealer doesn't just follow recommended procedures, they also use genuine OEM parts that meet the vehicle's needs. A generic part might work to keep the car running, but the proper part will assure the car continues to perform as intended. Such a concept applies to power and handling, safety features, gas mileage, and emissions requirements. Replacing a part with the generic version might save money in the short term, but inevitably leads to more problems later which might only require replacing the part again, or it might cause more damage to the surrounding systems.

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Mossy Volkswagen Escondido

1695 Auto Park Way S.
Directions Escondido, CA 92025

  • Sales: 760-745-7551
  • Service: 760-745-7551
  • Parts: 760-745-8012

Service Hours

  • Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Mossy Volkswagen in Escondido, California

Mossy Volkswagen serves the San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, and Vista, CA areas with professional service designed to get the most out of your vehicle in terms of performance and long life. All our technicians are trained and certified to conduct repairs as they were meant to be performed and to explain in as simple or complex terms as you prefer exactly what they're doing and why. We always remain courteous and professional, maintaining a great reputation in the community and a great rapport with all our customers.


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