VW Car Servicing Specialists
Car-nect is a family business established in 1994, and recently became part of the Bosch Service Network. Bosch supply most of the parts used in VW cars, so you can be assured that replacement parts we fit are of the highest quality.
Find out about our fixed price Bosch servicing packages or contact us to arrange your VW service now.
VW Service Schedules
VW Time & Distance (fixed interval) Servicing is due every 10,000 miles or 1 year (whichever comes soonest). This is ideally suited to around town drivers.
VW Flexible (long life) Servicing: longer service intervals determined by driving conditions. The service indicator will illuminate when a service is due. The mileage intervals will therefore vary but will not exceed 18,000 miles or 2 years (whichever comes soonest). It is imperative that the correct specification of oil is used (long life) for this type of servicing.
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DSG Gearbox: renewal of the transmission oil and filter is due every 40,000 miles.
Manufacturer’s diagnostic equipment plus Autologic and Bosch to allow us full coverage and provide accurate, cost effective diagnosis.
Brake fluid should be renewed every two years.
Air conditioning should be serviced every two years as odours can build up in the system and it also needs cleansing and checking that it is working effectively. Also, the gas dissipates over time and requires topping up
"My cars have been serviced and looked after by Car-Nect for nearly twenty years. The longevity of this association speaks of a well run business that is trustworthy, will give honest advice, exemplary workmanship in a very friendly atmosphere. Well done Chris, Clare and the team."
Joye Sessions, Canvey Island, Essex
"We have been using Carnect for over 16 years and would not take our cars anywhere else. You will always receive an honest, professional and friendly service, together with excellent quality and value for money."
Dawn & Kev,
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Please refer to your Service Record book to check the relevant service intervals recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer or alternatively give us a call if you would like some friendly assistance.
Common Faults with VW Cars
Passat 2.0 tdi: intermittent non-starter fault progressing to permanent non-starter fault. Remedy: common fault with the engine ECU which requires replacement.
Golf, Caddy, Touareg & Transporter: non-starter and no communication with the engine ECU. Remedy: common fault with the engine ECU.
Touareg Mark V: ABS light comes on indicating an ABS module fault.
Touareg Tdi: bad running and lack of power. Remedy: turbo actuator is faulty.
DSG Gearbox fault light on: common fault with DSG control unit (bolted to the gearbox).
VW Petrol Models: hard to start, bad fuel consumption and driveability faults. Engine management light will sometimes illuminate and the fault is the coolant temperature sensor giving incorrect temperature readings.
Convertible Roof Faults : Usually easily rectified.
We have extensive knowledge of servicing & fault diagnosis of all VW cars.
Call Carnect on: 01268 777778
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm, (Late night opening Thursday until 8pm) Saturday & Sunday Closed.
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Car-Nect is a Bosch Network Car Service garage located in Rayleigh, Essex between Basildon and Southend on Sea.