Yearly service costs for Volkswagen vehicles depend on the vehicle's year and model. For 2014 and 2015 vehicles of all types, all service costs are covered under the company's Carefree Maintenance program, which is good for the first year of purchase or the first 10,000 miles. The second and third years, or 20,000 and 30,000 miles, are covered under the Volkswagen Care program. Prices range from around $150 to around $460.
The Volkswagen Care Plus program covers the fourth and fifth year, or 40,000 and 50,000 miles, of a 2014 or 2015 Volkswagen vehicle. Prices for this range from around $570 to around $720.
2016 Volkswagen models do not include the Carefree Maintenance program. Instead, the Volkswagen Care program covers services the first three years or 30,000 miles for a purchase price of around $390 to $510. Volkswagen Care Plus includes the fourth and fifth years of ownership, up to 50,000 miles, from around $440 to $690.
Service for Volkswagen vehicles that have 10,000 miles includes fluid checks, oil changes, tire rotation and the inspection of the airbag, rear window and windshield wipers. Vehicles with 20,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles should have the original inspection, as well as a brake inspection, battery check, tire check, and replacement of the dust and fuel filters.
Vehicles with 30,000, 50,000, 70,000, 90,000 and 110,000 miles receive the original inspection, an examination of the front and rear brakes, and a change of both the brake and clutch fluids. Vehicles with 40,000, 80,000 or 120,000 miles receive the original inspection as well as the inspection reserved for 20,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles. Additionally, inspection checks for corrosion, leaks in the CV joints, door lubrication, engine leaks, exhaust leaks, power steering problems and headlight adjustments.