Volkswagen models are known for being truly outstanding vehicles. For decades, their precision German engineering has made them renowned worldwide. Add in their cutting-edge safety features, clean European design, and impressive comfort, and it’s easy to see why VW cars and SUVs are still so popular today. One of the best ways to make sure that your Volkswagen model retains all these stunning qualities is to make sure it only ever gets OEM and Volkswagen-approved parts and fluids. That’s exactly what we offer at the Hansel Volkswagen parts store! Whether you like tinkering with your VW and are looking for parts for the next big project, or you just need a new set of windshield wiper blades, we carry the high-quality parts you need here. And if you’d rather leave things up to the professionals, our service center makes use of these same parts and fluids.
Whether you’re performing maintenance yourself or leaving things up to the professionals, you will have the choice between OEM and aftermarket parts. So what’s the difference? OEM or VW-approved parts have been through the same rigorous testing that the original parts in your VW model have been through. In order to be sold, they must meet the stringent high standards set by Volkswagen. What’s more, they need to fit your vehicle perfectly.
Sometimes, people choose aftermarket parts because they can be a little cheaper. However, you do so at your own risk. Aftermarket parts haven’t been through the same testing that OEM parts have to go through. There are some aftermarket parts that are high in quality, perhaps even similar to OEM parts. However, many others simply are not. Either they’re made from lower-quality materials, or corners are cut in the manufacturing process. In either case, saving a few dollars at the initial point of sale can actually end up costing you a lot more in the long run. You may need to replace these parts more often than OEM parts, and that adds up. Or, the part might fail and damage your VW. Unlike OEM parts, not all aftermarket parts have warranties, so an aftermarket part with a manufacturing defect may be a problem that the manufacturer won’t help with.
Gas-powered engines need four main things in order to function: fuel, air, spark, and compression (diesel engines don’t use spark, but the other three remain). In order to make sure that dirt, pollen, bugs, and other contaminants don’t get into your engine and cause damage, your Volkswagen includes an engine air filter. This filter will get clogged over time with the debris it blocks, allowing less and less air to enter the engine. This can eventually cause decreased power and fuel efficiency. Fortunately, changing the air filter is often a relatively simple DIY job!
Even the highest quality tires will wear down eventually with use. Once the tread reaches 2/32″, it’s time for new tires. The tires you will find at the Hansel Volkswagen parts store are high-quality tires made by leading manufacturers. They’re designed to fit your Volkswagen perfectly, and to provide exceptional safety and comfort for miles and miles.
In gas-powered engines, a mixture of fuel and air is injected into the engine’s cylinders, and a spark makes this mixture combust. The spark plugs are what cause this combustion, and they will eventually need to be replaced. Choose OEM spark plugs from Hansel Volkswagen for continued performance.
Your VW model has lots of belts and hoses, including the drive belt or accessory belt, the radiator hoses, fuel lines, and more. These are made of rubber components, and the OEM belts and hoses we carry at Hansel Volkswagen are designed to last.
OEM windshield wiper blades for your Volkswagen are made from high-quality rubber compounds designed to resist the elements. What’s more, they’re designed to fit the curve of your VW model’s windshield perfectly. They’re also easy to replace on your own!
When the time comes to replace your VW model’s car battery, head to Hansel Volkswagen and check out the battery selection in our parts store!
As you have seen, Hansel Volkswagen is your premier source for VW parts. Of course, if you want to leave things up to the professionals, we also have an exceptional service center. When our technicians perform service on your Volkswagen, they will use the same OEM and VW-approved parts that you will find in our parts store. They are also certified by Volkswagen, so you know that they will give your VW the best possible treatment.
If you want to bring your VW in for service, use our online service scheduler. If you’re a DIY enthusiast and you want to stock up on parts, just stop by our parts store! Of course, you can also order parts online and pick them up in store. If you have any questions, we will be glad to answer them at Hansel Volkswagen.
Hansel Volkswagen, Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, USA