Do I have to take my car to a main dealer to keep the warranty intact?
I've just bought a new Volkswagen Golf. Do I have to take it to a Volkswagen dealer for servicing or can I take it to my local garage as long it's stamped and they use Volkswagen parts?
Under EU block exemption laws you can take it to your local garage for servicing, but you will then miss any technical service updates that would have taken place during a Volkswagen service. Plus, if anything ever goes wrong with the car you will need to be able to prove by an extremely detailed invoice that everything done to your car was done to Volkswagen standards using the correct parts and fluids or Volkswagen could void your warranty.
Answered by Honest John on