Volkswagen Carefree Coverage Is Just as It Sounds

January 12th, 2024 by

Anyone who has owned and operated a vehicle for a while knows that there is more to ownership than just buying the car and putting gas in it (or plugging it in, as the case may be). Vehicles require maintenance regularly, much of it on a scheduled basis and some as needed. Volkswagen makes this all easier with what they call Carefree Coverage. Every new model sold at Bud Brown’s Volkswagen includes Carefree Coverage. Here is how the program makes your VW ownership both carefree and covered.

Volkswagen Service Professional Performing Maintenance

2-Year Free Maintenance

The centerpiece of Carefree Coverage is free scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. This includes all scheduled oil changes, part inspections, and wear-and-tear items such as brake pads or filters (excluding tire rotation or replacement). Simply bring your car in when the schedule calls for it, and we or any VW dealer will take care of it, free of charge.

Volkswagen Carefree Coverage 24/7 Roadside Assistance

24/7 Roadside Assistance

Unexpected things can happen on the road, but for 3 years or 36,000 miles, you can simply call 1-800-411-6688 (the number is in the owner’s manual), and someone from the nearest Volkswagen dealer will come out to help. Service provided by the Roadside Assistance includes:

  • Towing to the nearest authorized VW dealership or authorized VW service facility
  • Collision towing
  • Battery jump start
  • Flat tire service
  • Lock-out service
  • Fuel delivery service

Roadside Assistance also includes trip interruption benefits. If your VW is disabled due to a mechanical condition over 100 miles from your residence, you will be reimbursed for the unplanned expenses due to waiting for your vehicle to be repaired, if it cannot be safely repaired on the same day. Trip Interruption coverage includes:

  • Lodging up to $100 per day
  • Meals up to $100 per day
  • Alternate transportation up to $100 per day

Volkswagen Tiguan Parked Front 3/4 View in Front of a Forest Valley

4-Year/50K mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Your Volkswagen is covered for most repairs for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Competing brands such as Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Ford, and GM only provide coverage for 3 years and 36,000 miles. 

Of course, when you purchase from Bud Brown Volkswagen, you will also be entitled to the Bud Brown Advantage Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, which also extends roadside service to 10 years. Click here for more details on the Bud Brown Advantage Lifetime Warranty.

Person Using the MyVW App

My VW App Remote Features

For five years, you have free remote access to your VW through the myVW smartphone app. From anywhere, with cell coverage, you can operate several vehicle functions remotely. For instance, if your car is out in the cold or under a hot sun and you want the cabin temperature comfortable by the time you climb in, you can start your car remotely, and the climate control system will reactivate as you last left it. You can also unlock and relock doors remotely if someone you trust needs access. When looking for your car in a parking lot, you can set it to honk its horn and flash its lights to help you find it. 

Also, if you loan your car to someone, you can set a boundary and top speed and be alerted if either is exceeded. EV owners can check battery status or charging status and find nearby charging stations through the app. 


Carfree Coverage makes sure your ownership is off to a carefree start. Its coverage combined with Bud Brown Advantage Lifetime Warranty will have you driving worry-free. Visit Bud Brown Volkswagen to get all the details on these programs.