Carefree maintenance sounds like a great sales pitch for the Volkswagen folks. Today we will try to break down what’s actually included in the Carefree Maintenance and where it is actually care-free.
Note: All information is pulled from VW Carefree Maintenance page as of 9/2010.
What are the limits of the Carefree Maintenance program?
What’s included in Volkswagen’s Carefree Maintenance package?
What are the maintenance intervals?
Note: Routan maintenance intervals are more frequent and occur in 6,000 miles increments starting with the first 6,000.
How much money am I really saving?
If we assume the most expensive service scenario, VW owners stand to save about $280 until Volkswagen’s Carefree Maintenance expires after 36,000 miles.
What is NOT included in the Carefree Maintenance?
Bottom line: Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance is a “good to have” addition but it not something that will ultimately save a lot of money in the long run.
Advice: To learn about getting further protection for your vehicle, consider Volkswagen extended warranty.