A VAG specialist garage is a garage that is authorised to provide and fit OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts to Volkswagen owned vehicles, including, Audis, Seats, Skoda’s, Bentleys, and Lamborghinis. The acronym VAG is commonly taken to mean Volkswagen Audi Group in the UK, though Audi is a subsidiary company of Volkswagen, and has been since 1967.

Visiting a VAG specialist garage is ideal if you have a Volkswagen owned model that needs a replacement part or a repair. VAG Specialist mechanics will have experience working with Volkswagen owned models, and will fit parts from the original manufacturers, often at a massively reduced cost.

What are the benefits of a VAG Specialist Garage?

If you own a vehicle that is part of the Volkswagen group, such as a Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, or Skoda, using a VAG Specialist Garage is a much better option than going to another garage.

The technicians at a VAG Specialist Garage will be qualified to work with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts and will often have main dealership experience. They will use the latest diagnostic equipment and technology to quickly identify the issues your vehicle model has. This means that you’ll receive a more focused, specialised service, and any replacement parts will be of a high-quality standard. As well, any replacement parts and service work required will be cheaper than at a main dealership, often at up to 50% off.

How do I find a VAG specialist Garage near me?

An ideal way to locate your nearest local VAG Specialist Garage is to use the search portal and filters at, or download the app on Google Play or the App store.

What services do VAG Specialist Garages offer?

Services provided by individual VAG garages vary but typically include a broad range, like the types of services on offer at other garages, but with the advantage of being tailored to your car model. These services normally include everything from MOTs and paint work, to wheel alignments, bumper, exhaust, and brake repairs, right through to essential maintenance and full servicing.

What does VAG specialist mean?

The VAG accreditation means the garage has been approved by Volkswagen to work on all models owned by the Volkswagen Audi group, which includes Seat, Skoda, Bentley, and Lamborghini. If you are visiting a VAG Specialist Garage, it means the technicians have undergone a comprehensive Volkswagen approved training programme and will be authorised to complete repair work on all VAG vehicles.

What about my Volkswagen warranty?

Many people assume they need to go to their original Volkswagen dealer whenever they need repair or maintenance work done on their vehicle, so they do not put their warranty at risk.

This assumption is incorrect, as under European legislation renewed in 2010, you can visit an independent garage to have repair work done on your vehicle, without affecting your Volkswagen warranty. However, as there are block exception regulations to this legislation, it is recommended you visit a VAG Specialist Garage. They will be authorised to carry out work on your VAG model car, will have received adequate training, and will use original equipment or matched quality parts, ensuring your warranty remains intact.