What is a Vehicle Health Check?

A Vehicle Health Check (VHC) (sometimes referred to as an electronic health check or visual health check) is a complimentary check of your Volkswagen’s components, carried out by a skilled technician.

A ‘traffic light system’ is used on each of the different check points to report whether your vehicle is:

Green: Safe and good to go

Amber: Recommended work is required but not urgent

Red: Requires urgent attention

We won’t carry out any work on your vehicle without first asking for your permission. The VHC is there to simply check the state of your car and provide you with relevant advice. It’s completely up to you whether you use us for any maintenance or repairs that are needed. In most cases, our customers choose for us to do so as while the vehicle is in our care. This is the most convenient option.

Are Vehicle Health Checks mandatory?

VHCs are not mandatory.

It is typically carried out alongside a repair, service or MOT, and is an extra service offered by us, free of charge. As experts in vehicle maintenance we see it as our duty of care to check your vehicle’s key safety items while our skilled, qualified Technicians are working on it, giving us all peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and legal for the road.

What’s included in a Vehicle Health Check?

A VHC includes checks on the following things:

• Brakes
• Tyres
• Lights
• Fluid Levels
• Exhaust
• Steering
• Suspension
• Electrical

The check points will be listed in a report which explains what has been checked during the VHC. If any amber or red components have been identified, this will also include the technician’s recommendations for what to do next.

How long does a Vehicle Health Check take?

A VHC usually takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.

How much does a Vehicle Health Check cost?

VHCs is a service offered free of charge when carried out in conjunction with other work, usually a service or an MOT test.

If a Vehicle Health Check point is red, will you carry out repair work that day?

If a red check point has been identified during the VHC and we have been given your permission to carry out the repair work, we will do everything we can to get this done on the same day for you.

Most common parts for your Volkswagen are available from stock. However, when a part is not readily available, we will order this as soon as we can (usually for next day delivery). In this instance, it is recommended that you leave the vehicle with us until this arrives. We have a select amount of courtesy cars available on request and we will do our best to accomodate your needs.