Volkswagen Says Use Only OE Parts for Wheel Reconditioning

If a body shop tells you that a non-OE part or unapproved repair process is acceptable to recondition your wheels, refer to Volkswagen’s position statement on the subject. Volkswagen’s position statement on this topic is short and clear. “A reconditioned wheel or any wheel not approved by Volkswagen may cause...

Reconditioned Wheels Are Not Approved by Volkswagen—Here’s How That Affects You

  Volkswagen says that it's dangerous for you to drive on reconditioned wheels. If you are not familiar with wheel reconditioning, it is a process of using various tools and methods to try to repair a damaged wheel, instead of replacing it entirely.  Some methods include welding, re-plating, or reshaping...

Volkswagen Approves Only OEM Parts on Structural Repairs—Here’s Why You Should Care

  Volkswagen is wary of aftermarket, recycled, and salvage replacement parts in structural repairs. It is common practice in our industry for each vehicle manufacturer to provide “Position Statements” that explain the best methods for repairing their makes and models.  In the event of structural repairs, Volkswagen has released a...