Volkswagen car owner waiting by vehicle
Volkswagen car owner waiting by vehicle
Volkswagen car owner waiting by vehicle

Roadside Assistance

Wherever you are, we're only a phone-call away.

As a Volkswagen owner, you’re driving one of the most reliable cars on the road. 

But so that you can have total peace of mind, we’ve partnered with the AA to offer you Volkswagen Roadside Assistance for both new cars and Das WeltAuto used cars. It’s a breakdown service that’s tailored to your Volkswagen, and has the added reassurance that it’s supported by the AA, who get more people back on the road than anyone else.

If your vehicle has already broken down or you need immediate assistance please call 0800 777 192.

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Dedicated technicians.

Through our partnership with the AA, you have access to qualified Volkswagen Group dedicated Technicians, all in specially equipped vehicles. We're also supported by the AA, who’ve been helping Britain’s motorists for over a century, and whose aim is to get you back on the road as fast as possible.

By working in conjunction with the AA, your call will be covered anywhere in the UK and across Europe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Dedicated call centre.

The Volkswagen Roadside Assistance team will be able to support you during any breakdown experience or accident.

With you all the way.

  • Roadside assistance – we’ll attend to your car at the roadside anywhere in the UK
  • Vehicle recovery – includes delivery of your car to any UK destination including Volkswagen retailer network
  • Home assistance – assistance if you’ve broken down at home
  • Onward Travel – in the event of recovery following breakdown, where your vehicle cannot be repaired within a reasonable time, we may in our absolute discretion organise and cover the costs of one of the following - car hire for up to 48 hours, overnight accommodation or alternative transport for you and up to 7 passengers
  • European assistance – includes cover across the continent, English-speaking incident managers and transport back to the UK if necessary

If your Volkswagen is under one year old, you have Volkswagen Roadside Assistance provided free of charge. Touareg and Phaeton owners have three years’ complimentary cover.

You can extend your roadside cover from just £89, which represents exceptional value for money for comprehensive UK and European cover. And when you consider that even new cars can run out of fuel or get a flat battery, it’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind it brings.

To extend your cover visit www.roadsidecover.com/volkswagen or call 0800 912 1439.

Download the Roadside Assistance Handbook (for all cars excluding Touareg).

Download the Touareg Roadside Assistance Handbook (for Touareg only).

Roadside Assistance Benefits

Best possible advice and practical help

It's nice to know Volkswagen Roadside Assistance is always there to offer the best possible help and practical advice when you need it. After all, we've stood the test of time.

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Volkswagen Roadside Assistance provides the following:

1. Roadside assistance
In the event of a breakdown, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will attend to either repair or recover the vehicle.

2. Home assistance
In the event of a breakdown at home, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will attend to either repair or recover the vehicle.

3. Vehicle recovery
In the event that the vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside or at home, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will arrange for the vehicle to be taken to the most appropriate authorised Volkswagen retailer or Repairer for repair.

4. Accident recovery
If the vehicle has been immobilised due to a road traffic accident, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may in our absolute discretion arrange for the vehicle to be taken to an authorised body shop or the most appropriate authorised Volkswagen retailer or Repairer.

5. Onward travel
In the event of recovery following breakdown, where your vehicle cannot be repaired within a reasonable time, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may in our absolute discretion organise and cover the costs of one of the following:

  • Car hire*
    In the event of mechanical or electrical breakdown only, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may arrange and pay for a replacement vehicle up to a maximum of two days. This excludes road traffic accidents.
  • Hotel accommodation
    Overnight accommodation for the driver and up to seven passengers. (This does not include the cost of meals and drinks).
  • Alternative travel
    Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may arrange alternative transport for the driver and up to seven passengers to the driver's destination, e.g. by taxi or train.

6. Secure storage
In the event that the immobilised vehicle needs overnight storage following a breakdown, we may in our absolute discretion arrange for such storage.

7. Message service
Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will pass on any urgent messages to friends, family and business colleagues following a breakdown, and in our absolute discretion, following an accident.

8. Caravan/trailer assistance
Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will arrange for any caravan or trailer that is being towed by the recovered vehicle to be transported to a place of safety. Size/weight restrictions apply.

9. European assistance
Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will also provide roadside assistance, recovery and, in our absolute discretion, repatriation, replacement vehicle and accommodation whilst you are travelling outside the UK within Europe. 

Volkswagen Roadside Assistance can also provide you with the following additional services:

Accident Management
If the vehicle is immobilised as a result of a road traffic accident, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may in our absolute discretion, provide an Accident Assistance Helpline to guide the driver through the legalities of liability and insurance notification, following the accident.

Legal helpline
Volkswagen Roadside Assistance may in our absolute discretion provide general advice on any UK personal legal motoring matter, although this is not a substitute for taking independent specialist legal advice where necessary.

To take advantage of either of the above services, please call 0800 777 192.

Terms and Conditions apply.

*Please note: If car hire is made available, the driver must be able to satisfy the requirements of the vehicle hiring company, which may include age restrictions. They will wish to see a valid driving licence and may also ask for a refundable deposit to cover fuel charges, insurance costs and any extra days hire.

European Assistance
Volkswagen Polo driving by the coast

Driving to Europe on holiday? No matter where you are, you can always count on Volkswagen.

Our European motoring assistance will help you in the event of a breakdown across Europe. Make sure that you have the following original documents and other items with you and have familiarised yourself with the Terms and Conditions.

  • Credit card (required if you need to take advantage of the vehicle hire benefit)
  • Motor insurance certificate/Green Card (contact your motor insurer before taking a vehicle out of the UK to find out if you need a Green Card or to upgrade to fully comprehensive insurance)
  • Vehicle registration document, plus letter of authority if vehicle is hired or borrowed
  • Driving licence (including paper counterpart if photocard licence)
  • Spare set of car keys
  • Passport
  • Statement of insurance or booking reference
  • International driving permit (where necessary)
  • Set of spare light bulbs and the warning triangle
  • High visibility jackets (at least two - check European Motoring Requirements below)
  • Check your Volkswagen Roadside Assistance details are correct

Should you need to call us, please use the relevant numbers below:

Volkswagen European Roadside Assistance 24 hour helpline: 00800 1330 3939

When calling don't forget that dialing and ringing tones differ from country to country and that the 00800 1330 3939 number may not work from some telephone networks.

If you experience difficulties, please use the following alternative to reach Volkswagen European Roadside Assistance: 0033 (0) 472 171 258

To find out more about Terms and Conditions while abroad please read the following PDF document:

Download the European Motoring Requirements PDF (120.99KB)
Roadside Assistance - Terms & Conditions

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