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VW Service Galway

We’re your local VW specialists – expert technicians with a passion for the brand and, as you would expect, equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best from your VW Service Galway.

Our unique approach to investigation and diagnosis means that we offer our clients a first-time fix and great value for money.


Great Value on your VW Service compared to dealership prices

  • Family-run local Galway garage with over 20 years of experience
  • Your existing VW warranties are kept intact
  • Only use genuine VW parts to maintain the integrity of your Volkswagen
  • All parts & labour come with a 12-month guarantee
  • A range of courtesy cars are available to keep you moving whilst we look after your car
  • Out of hours drop off & collection service to minimise disruption to your schedule
  • Finance payment plans available for clients maintaining the VW on a budget
  • We’re there for you in your time of need with our 24/7 call out and recovery service
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What happens during a VW service? - Our Service Checklist


Lights & Visibility: Front, rear and internal lights are checked to confirm all are in working order. All windows, wipers, mirrors and registration plates checked for faults or weak points.


Interior: Internal controls are checked, including seat belts, horn, hazard lights, air conditioning and other control functions.


Steering & Drive System: We check all joints, gaiters and wheel bearings for strength and function. All shock absorbers and springs are reviewed and tested for effectiveness and friction. A wheel alignment assessment is also carried out.


Braking System: Front & Rear brakes and all associated mechanisms are checked and measured according to safety standards. We want to keep you safe on the road.


Under the Bonnet: An engine inspection is completed to ensure all parts are in total working order, with no faults or leaks present. Air & oil filters, spark plugs and drive belts checked and replaced if required.


Under the Vehicle: Under car trays are removed and transmission thoroughly checked for leaks, faults, rust or corrosion. Oil drained from the engine, and all lines checked for faults before trays are replaced.


Tyres: Wheels, including wheel nuts, are inspected to check for corrosion or weak points. Tyre treads checked, and tyre pressures are adjusted before refitting. Spare wheel and/or inflation kit also checked where appropriate.


Final Checks: Brake fluid and anti-freeze levels are checked. Then the oil is replaced and finally your VW service record is updated.

What type of service does my VW need?

Every VW comes with its unique servicing schedule, which you can find within your handbook.

The intervals will be dependent on vehicle age, annual mileage and what fuel your VW runs on.

You will have a service indicator on your dashboard, which will let you know when your service is due either in date or distance format. Your handbook should also provide the entire service history of your VW, which will show servicing intervals previously used.

If you are still unsure when your next service is due, contact our team today, and we can help you determine which service plan works best for you.

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Why should I service my VW?


Safety: Regular checks mean we can identify potential issues that, if left unresolved, could cause a breakdown or, worse, an accident.


Reliability: Our VW Service Galway is there to provide driving reassurance and maintain your VW as the manufacturer intended. So you know that you can rely on your VW every day.


Longevity: Servicing will keep you moving for longer. Regular maintenance will keep you enjoying your VW for as long as possible and reducing the chance of nasty surprises.


Savings: Finding and fixing a fault can save you money on repair bills as well as reducing running costs.  Ongoing maintenance can also maximise fuel efficiency, offering you further savings.

How will I be kept informed on the progress of my VW service?

After we complete your VW service Galway inspection, we will contact you to present our findings and recommendations.

The decision is then in your hands. We will never pressure you to have work on the car that you don’t feel is necessary, and you will have been stung by hidden costs for work you didn’t approve.

Our honest approach is one of the reasons our clients keep coming back.

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Additional benefits of choosing Donnellan Auto Services:

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Courtesy Car

We have partnered with Enterprise Car Rental who can provide you with great rates if you need a car whilst we care for your vehicle. Please let our team know when booking your appointment and we can provide you with more detail.

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Out of hours drop off and collection

Sometimes fitting your service in outside your work hours is just not practical. At Donnellan Auto Services, we offer an out of hours drop off and collection service for that very reason. Let us worry about that, not you.

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Finance Payment Plans

Spreading the cost of maintaining your VW has never been easier than with flexible finance plans from Donnellan Auto Services. Contact our team today for more information.

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24/7 call out and recovery

Breaking down is enough of a headache without worrying about how you will get yourself and your car back to safety. It’s why we offer our 24/7 call out and recovery service, so our clients know we are always there for them.


Why risk the city centre traffic when you can book your VW Service Galway at Donnellan Auto Services in Oranmore Business Park, located just off exit 19 from the M6 motorway.

Avoid the stress – Contact Donnellan Auto Service today.

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Customer Feedback

  • Meagan Lynch

    15th December 2022

    Great service. Despite being completely booked out took care of my car after an emergency.

  • James Mannion

    3rd December 2022

    Donnellan Auto Services replaced a headlight and did a full service on our BMW 520, they also did a very thorough diagnostics check on the car. Very professional and honest to deal with, attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely be back.

  • Kevin J.K. Bolger

    24th November 2022

    My first time to use Donnellan Services. Nothing was a bother for them. Very professional to deal with.
    Will definitely return .
    Thank you John and his team.

  • David Corcoran

    18th November 2022

    Very pleased with the service provided by Donnellan’s. They changed the timing belt on my A5 for me and did a vehicle inspection. The car was valeted before return. I found them to be very professional and helpful, and I will certainly use their services again.

  • Jim Mcdonnell

    4th November 2022

    Booked a 10 am appointment to check the headlamps on my vw Passat complied with NCT requirements prior to test,handled over the keys, within two minutes I was informed the lamps could not be adjusted i asked what were my options two new units was the reply but the man implied as they were only slightly of it may pass. I left the reception feeling very surprised and shocked with advice i was... Read More

  • Rachel Cosgrove

    20th October 2022

    I was very happy with the service which was performed on my car. I was kept up to date of repairs and all costs involved. I would highly recommend Donnellans and will definitely return for my next service.

  • Patricia Carton

    21st April 2022

    This is my go to garage for all my car's needs.
    This week my son had an emergency situation, travelling to visit me, so I called John for advice.
    He provided me with a phone number to get my son help (stranded with a burst tyre on the motorway with 3 small children).
    He then took the car in, gave it the once over, advised me of what needed doing and carried out the necessary... Read More

  • Sean Lyons

    14th July 2021

    Our car broke down outside hotel we were staying in which is about a mile from this garage (DAS). We phoned Donnellan Auto Services. They came out tested battery, took the car and replaced the battery and returned the car all within an hour. Simply outstanding