Roadside Assistance

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Membership Benefits

Volkswagen Assist membership allows you to drive with the security that help is available any time of the day or night, Australia-wide.

Please refer to full Terms & Conditions for more information.

 
Mechanical Repairs

If our customer service assistant is unable to assist you over the telephone, we will dispatch a service provider who will arrange a minor roadside mechanical repair of your immobilised vehicle to facilitate the immediate mobilisation of the vehicle.

It does not include workshop repairs which may require diagnostic equipment, parts or repairs and does not include servicing of the vehicle.

We will only pay up to the limit of $20 for the costs of items such as hose clamps, light bulbs, coolant top-ups, nuts, bolts and the like to get your vehicle back on the road. Any additional costs beyond this limit will be your responsibility.

Flat or Faulty Battery Service

Flat batteries can occur. If you find yourself immobilised with a battery problem, we will attend to your vehicle, test the battery for performance, jump start the flat battery or coordinate a battery replacement if required. The cost of the replacement battery will be charged to you.

Emergency Fuel

If your vehicle runs out of fuel, we will provide sufficient petrol or diesel (to a maximum of 5 litres) for you to travel to the nearest available petrol station. If you drive an LPG fuelled vehicle, we will tow your vehicle to the nearest petrol station, subject to the towing limits set out below.

In the event that wrong fuel is added to the vehicle, towing to the nearest authorised repairer will be coordinated at your cost.

Flat tyres

If you find yourself with a flat tyre, we will change it with the vehicle’s serviceable spare wheel. If your vehicle is not equipped with a spare wheel, we will transport the vehicle to an approved tyre outlet or authorised repairer, whichever is the nearest (subject to the towing limits). Should additional services be required beyond this due to multiple flat tyres, the spare tyre being unserviceable, replacement wheel studs/nuts not being available or locking wheel nut key not available, towing is provided at your cost.

Replacement for Lost or Locked Keys

If you lose your keys or lock them in your vehicle, we will provide all reasonable assistance (subject to proof of ownership shown) to:

  • locate and deliver a spare key or
  • arrange for the driver to retrieve the spare key, if this is more practical; or
  • gain access to your vehicle (once a consent and indemnity form has been signed by you).

In all other situations where the key is not available, we will arrange to transport the vehicle to an authorised repairer, where the appropriate entry methods may be used. We will not be responsible for any damage incurred, or for any repair costs that result from gaining access to the vehicle or moving the vehicle while it is locked. A limit of $150 applies to this benefit. All additional costs are your responsibility.

Towing

If your vehicle cannot be mobilised at the breakdown location, we will deliver your vehicle to the nearest authorised repairer. If the breakdown has occurred after business hours, we will arrange for your vehicle to be stored at a secure facility and delivered to the authorised repairer the next working day.

Please note that any additional towing costs (including costs for specialist equipment i.e. go jacks) are your responsibility.

Taxi

If your vehicle cannot be mobilised due to a breakdown and must be transported to a repairer, we will provide one taxi ride per incident, to a maximum value of $100 per incident so you and your passengers can continue your journey to the nearest town or within the same city where the breakdown occurred.

Emergency Travel Benefits

If you have a breakdown when you are more than 100 km from home and your vehicle cannot be repaired on the same day, the following emergency travel benefits will apply:

Accommodation

We will provide up to 3 nights accommodation up to the value of $150 per night (room cost only) should you decide to remain with your vehicle while it is repaired locally. Any amounts charged in excess of this limit will be at your cost. This benefit will stop once your vehicle has been repaired.

Rental Vehicle

We will provide a rental vehicle for up to 3 days to a limit of $100 per day in conjunction with accommodation, or up to 5 days (to a limit of $100 per day) for the use of rental vehicle only. Any amount charged in excess of this limit will be at your cost. You will be responsible for all fuel costs, excess kilometre charges, traffic infringements, relocation fees, any damage and any excess or insurance waivers on the rental vehicle.

Alternative Transportation

We will transport you and up to four of your passengers to your home or to your intended destination up to a maximum of $450 per incident, should accommodation or a rental vehicle be unavailable.

Vehicle Relocation

We will deliver your repaired vehicle to your home or intended destination up to a maximum value of $450. Alternatively, return transport will be provided to enable the driver to pick up the repaired vehicle.

Accident Coordination

Following an accident, we will coordinate towing arrangements and will also provide advice on accident procedures. If required, we will coordinate alternative transport to enable you to continue your journey. All accident towing and alternative transport costs are your responsibility.

(Note that these costs, subject to the payment of any excess, may be recoverable from your insurance company under an appropriate insurance policy)

Emergency Message Relay

Following a breakdown or accident, we will relay urgent messages to family, friends or business associates likely to be affected or concerned by the disruption or delay and/or provide advice on local transport options and alternatives.

Legal Advice

Telephone legal advice is available from one of our preferred legal firms for preliminary advice on any matter involving the use or ownership of your vehicle. Advice is confidential and there are no consultation fees or telephone charges. It does not extend to written advice, preparation of briefs or personal interviews.

Property Assistance

Should any unforseen household emergency arise due to fire, flood, storm, earthquake or burglary, whilst travelling away from your home in your vehicle, we will arrange for the appropriate provider to attend the driver’s home and minimise further loss or damage and ensure personal safety. We will arrange the assistance, however, all repair costs, supervision and authorisation of repairs are your responsibility.

Medical Advice

Urgent telephone medical advice provided by a qualified nurse or doctor is available 24 hours a day. Medical advice will also be extended to any direct family members if they are travelling with you or if they are at home while you are travelling. You will be responsible for all associated medical costs.