Volkswagens Roadside Assistance

Keep your business moving with Volkswagens roadside assistance.


For peace of mind whilst on the road, all our new vehicles come with comprehensive roadside assistance for the first three years – at no extra cost.

Our cover includes everything from flat tyres to battery problems and we’re only ever a phone call away: 0800 777 172.

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Breakdown assistance - In the event of a breakdown at home or place of work, Volkswagen Roadside Assistance will attend to either repair or recover the vehicle.

Home assistance - There's nothing more frustrating than being ready to leave the house but finding your vehicle won't start. If this happens to you when you're at home or work, one of our technicians will arrive to get you moving again. They'll either repair your vehicle on the spot, or take it to your nearest Volkswagen Van Centre or authorised repairer.

Vehicle recovery - We do our best to get your vehicle fixed as soon as possible; preferably at the roadside or at home. However, in the event that we can’t fix the problem, we will arrange for your vehicle to be taken directly to an Authorised Volkswagen Van Centre or repairer so they can fix the problem with all the necessary tools available.

Accident recovery - If you’ve been in an accident and your vehicle cannot be driven, we’ll arrive as quickly as we can to get your vehicle to an Approved Volkswagen Van Centre or authorised repairer.

Onward travel - If your vehicle can’t be repaired at the side of the road, we’ll either give you a replacement vehicle, arrange alternative transport for you and your passengers, or arrange nearby hotel accommodation. So you can be sure you’ll always be looked after, whenever and wherever you are.

Secure storage - If your immobilised vehicle needs overnight storage then we’ll arrange for it to be collected and taken somewhere secure until we’re ready to begin repairs.

Message service - We understand how stressful being stranded can be, which is why we’ll always pass on any messages to friends, family or colleagues so that you can stay connected and continue to handle business from wherever you are.

Caravan/trailer assistance - If you were towing a caravan or a trailer at the time of your breakdown or accident, then Volkswagen will ensure that it’s removed from the road and taken somewhere safe and secure whilst all repairs are taking place.

European Assistance - Your Roadside Assistance is valid throughout Europe, so if you breakdown or have an accident whilst on holiday or working abroad then repair work, overnight accommodation and even vehicle replacement is just a phone call away.


Dedicated technicians

We have a team of 90 Volkswagen Group technicians based all around the country; because we know that breakdowns can happen anywhere. Each one is in a vehicle that's especially equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and genuine Volkswagen specialist tools and parts. This way, they can tend to you from roadside and have the tools to get you moving again.

How to get Roadside Assistance when in the UK

As soon as you breakdown, call Volkswagen Roadside Assistance on 0800 777 172. We recommend you saving this number to your phone for easy access in the future.

Please have the following information to hand to make the process as smooth as possible:

  • Your name and location
  • The registration number and colour of your vehicle
  • Volkswagen model
  • Description of the issue
  • Your mileage (if known)
  • A telephone number where you can be contacted

If you have hearing difficulties, dial 18001 before dialling 0800 777 172 to be connected to Text Relay, or use the SMS facilities on 07900 444 999. Please note these services are not available outside the United Kingdom.