Volkswagen Independent vs. Certified Service

Independent Service Shops vs. Certified Volkswagen Service

Servicing your car is a great way to make sure it is going to last as long as possible and that it is going to run well while you drive it. Caring for your car can help it last longer, to work better, and to truly make sure that it is going to last.

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Luther Westside Volkswagen Service Department

The Risks of Choosing an Independent Service Shop

Independent service centers are often a cheaper alternative to taking your car to certified service centers. That being said, there are some issues that should be kept in mind when you are using an independent service center as opposed to the use of a service center that is certified. The first is often if you do have a warranty on your car, having work done at a service center that is not certified can lead to the voiding of the warranty. 

Another issue to keep in mind is that you are likely not going to get different warranties on services and your technicians might not have certifications, they might not have the right tools, and they might not have the right skills to get your car working again.

The Benefits of Certified Service

Choosing a service center that is certified means that your car is going to be in good hands, no different warranties are going to be voided, and you are not going to deal with unnecessary issues like your car not working, your car being messed up by technicians that are not certified to be doing what they should be, and more.

Choosing a certified service center is going to make a big difference in the overall care for your car and for any system that might be in your car. You should certainly be using a certified service center if you are working with a car that might have warranties in place that you want to keep intact.

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday Closed


Luther Westside Volkswagen

2370 Highway 100 South
Directions Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

  • Sales: (952) 377-4100
  • Service: (952) 377-4100
  • Parts: (952) 377-4100

The Luther Westside Volkswagen Difference

Luther Westside Volkswagen offers a range of amenities including online service scheduling, a comfortable customer waiting area so you can get some work done at the work stations, you can relax in the quiet room, or you can let your kids play in the play area. We also have a team of highly certified technicians that are ready and waiting to make sure that you have the right care for your car and that there are no issues with warranties, with technicians not knowing how to care for your car, or with other issues that come from using an independent service center.

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Complimentary Luther Westside VW Amenities

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
  • Courtesy Loaners
  • Rental Cars Available
  • Courtesy Transportation Shuttle
  • Children's Play Area
  • Business Workstations
  • Quiet Room
  • Genuine OEM Parts
  • Complimentary Uber / Lyft Services
  • Service Xpress
  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Online Service Scheduling
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Certified Technicians

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