VW Car Service
VOLKSWAGEN Service, Repairs, Bodywork, MOT
Originally created in 1937 by the German Labour Front, introduced as the “people’s car” for being more economically viable for people in comparison to the already saturated 1930’s luxury car market. The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme. It soon became apparent that private industry could not turn out a car for only 990 Marks, and it was finally realised through a sponsoring of an all-new, state-owned factory using Ferdinand Porsche’s design. It has been a different symbol to different people across the years. From 1948, Volkswagen became an important element, symbolically and economically of West German regeneration. Afterwards in 1949 when it was first established in the United States the VW was briefly sold as the Victory Wagon.
GSF Motor Works is one of the largest independent VW car servicing workshops in Central and South-West London. In our garage the Volkswagen car owner can have the service, repair and the maintenance of his car carried out cost effectively by our mechanics in line with the manufacturer specifications. GSF Motorworks has the latest diagnostic equipment and can carry out MOT testing as well as premium quality VW bodywork repairs.
ALL ABOUT YOUR VW SERVICE
We are Volkswagen specialists and service centre. Hundreds of loyal customers trust us to service a Volkswagen, Seat or Skoda car similar to yours in our spacious workshop that spans across 9 servicing bays. Depending on the VW model, be it a VW Golf, VW Tiguan or even a VW Transporter, and your driving style we will apply either a Fixed Interval Service Schedule or a Flexible Service Schedule. The fixed interval service schedule applies to more recent models whereas for older VW models we may apply the traditional schedule intervals. A minor VW service includes oil change and filter change, comprehensive visual health check and report on any faults or defects, car wash and vacuum and a road test. In our car servicing workshop we can carry out your VW MOT test, Seat or Skoda MOT test as well as any VW Repairs including VW bodywork repairs, and VW gearbox rebuilds.
With GSF Motor Works you maintain the Volkswagen Warranty as we strictly adhere to Volkswagen Service specifications, use dealer level VW diagnostics and apply VW approved parts and accessories. The Volkswagen Service Cost with us is a fraction of what main dealers charge. What we offer is not a cheap service as many independent garages do – we offer a trusted value for money alternative.
We can serve customers with VW in London SW, West and Central areas.
Are you looking for a VW key replacement? Do you need to have your Volkswagen checked for wheel alignment? Do you want to have dents and scratches fixed or are you looking for some more serious VW accident repair? Or is it just about a simple service, and want to ensure that a proper Volkswagen diagnostic process will be applied?
We can provide for all your vehicle’s needs. Contact us for a quote now!
Terms & Explanations
There are two types of service schedule available and these depend on your driving style:
- Fixed Interval Service schedule (Time and Distance)
We recommend this service if you are likely to drive less than 10,000 miles in a year, and if you tend to drive in the following way:
- Mainly city centre driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
- High engine loading activities, e.g. frequent hill climbs, driving with your vehicle fully loaded and towing
- More of a “sporty” driving style using high rpms with heavy acceleration and heavy braking.
The Time and Distance based service schedule includes a VW minor service every year or 10,000 miles whichever occurs first, a VW interim service every 2 years of 20,000 miles and a VW major service every 4 years or 40,000 miles.
- Flexible Service schedule (Long life Service)
We recommend this service if you are likely to drive more than 25 miles a day, and if you tend to drive in the following way:
- Regular long distance driving
- Driving at a constant speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading, and minimal towing
- Economical driving
This Flexible regime has been made possible due to the development of new Volkswagen engines with the latest technically advanced long life Volkswagen oil. These engines use built-in sensors that continually monitor the VW oil quality, making it possible to enjoy reliable and confident motoring for up to a maximum of 18,000 miles or 24 months (whichever occurs first).
Traditional Scheduled Service Intervals
Fixed Service Schedule
Interim Service – every 7,000 miles or 12 months
Full Service – every 12,000 miles or 24 months
Flexible Service Intervals
Interim Service – max. of every 18,000 miles or 24 months
Full Service – every 19,000 miles or 24 months
Inspection Check List
Wheels & tyres (all 4 plus spare)
- Tread depth, tyre size, speed specs
- Tyre condition and alignment
Brakes and hubs
- Pads and discs (check for wear, thickness, any distortion, braking pulsation or pull)
- Hoses, pipes, cables (check for leaks, wear and damage)
- Brake cylinder / servo / fluid (check for leaks, wear and damage)
- Engine oil (check level)
- Anti freeze (check level)
- Water / Oil / fluids (check for leaks)
- Alternator belt condition (cracks or deterioration)
- Battery health (check condition)
- Exhaust system / catalyst (check for wear or damage, warning lights or noise)
- Steering / Suspension (visual inspection of components for excessive wear or play, tyres for uneven wear, leaks in hoses and gear, fluid levels, road test if required)
- Driveshaft / Oil leaks (includes engine mounts, active oil leaks, fluid levels)
Lights / Electrics
- Check operation of gauges, all lights, horn
- Rear defroster and wiper operations check,
- Operation of power equipment check (locks, windows, seats, mirrors, etc.)
- Brake / Clutch / Transmission Operation
- Engine noise / smoke
- Our workshop manager always inspects and checks any work done on your VW, Seat or Skoda, and one of our lead engineers finally conducts a thorough road test.
I took my BMW M5 to GSF for some general cosmetic repairs as after owning the car for the past ten years from new, I have reluctantly decided to sell it. From the outset, the team were on the ball, attentive and very professional. The service advisor, Michelle, is a delight, She is always laughing but never seems to drop the ball. She is also very articulate and has an attention to detail. The main assessor there is a guy called VIP. Clearly very experienced , he missed nothing and knows his cars and each model. The quote to make good was extremely competitive and the quality of the work was perfect. I would recommend them to anyone. In case anyone thinks this is not an independent review. please contact me.
Went for a general service in my Polo. A bit far away from my home in Old Street, but fair in pricing and fast.
Couldn’t give enough stars ! They helped me out at the last minute and were so helpful. Definitely using them for all my car work in the future. Roberto was amazing. Thank you.
I had a great experience with GSF. They were very helpful and friendly and fitted me in very quickly. The work which they have done is fantastic and if I ever have a problem with my car again I will be sure to return to GSF. I would also highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of any car help. Thanks to the team for doing such a great job on my car, she looks brand new 🙂
Very Happy with the service. Was there a couple of weeks ago for some bodywork Will use them again for my mot and service
From start to finish, GSF provided an excellent experience. Comment relates to service/ MOT of Audi A3. All the staff (including initial call, car pick-up and servicing) were courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. As well as this excellent customer service, the price was reasonable and the turnaround quick.
Great service, very good communication. We get our (ageing) Audi A4 serviced here. Thanks guys
I dropped off my car to have the tracking reset and asked Roberto at GSF to also look at a couple of other issues that were affecting our car. They did all the work efficiently and fixed all the problems. The great news was that they only charged me for the tracking job, which was very reasonable. I would highly recommend them and would use GSF again.
GSF did a fantastic repair to my BMW Z4. You would never know that the bumper had been replaced and sprayed to match the existing colour. Great costumer care and the excellent valet was added bonus.
I have been using GSF for years. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
I was recommended this Garage who by a close friend. As new customer they immediately gave me a good feeling of competence and knowledge about my vehicle (Renault). Major server was completed without issue using good quality fluids and they pointed out (and fixed) some safety issues my previous garage had missed. The tracking was adjusted perfectly and the car drives perfectly now. Overall Very happy and will return when the next service is due. Thanks a lot GSF !!
Found this garage to be very helpful and also extremely professional. They did a great job on my Range Rover from a simple service to diagnosing a fault with my alternator. But the best bit of it all is the price competitive and also the labour charge is alot less than any main stream garages plus the work is 100% bang on, so will be using them again for my wife’s Mercedes.
I went to GSF after moving to South Kensington to service my BMW 3-series. The staff were friendly and car-literate. Best of all they tell you when you can have your car back and actually stick to it. Previous experiences with other garages promising it will be ready in one more day etc are just a nightmare. I am going to make GSF my regular garage.
Great service. People were very helpful and polite. The car looked good as new and cost a fraction of what main dealer was quoting. Turnaround time was really quick too.
This is hands down the best garage I have ever been to. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend… and often do unprompted. Love these guys.
Many people told me that repairing of the clutch will take a whole day and that’s the main reason why I really appreciate the efforts of these guys. They managed to repair it for about 5 hours and I was more than pleased by the job done. Thank you guys !
GSF MOTOR WORKS LTD
Business Estate Broughton Street,
Battersea London SW8 3QR
Tel: 0207 819 9555 & 0207 819 9797