With 48 production plants and more than 360,000 employees, Volkswagen is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Volkswagen was founded May 28, 1937. Originally called "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH," the company was renamed in 1938 as simply "Volkswagen GmbH." Volkswagen put out the Volkswagen Bus in 1950 and celebrated the one-millionth Volkswagen Beetle in 1955. The company continued to grow and now produces more than 25,400 vehicles per day.

Volkswagen holds its corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company sells vehicles in more than 150 countries and is the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe.

Carefree Maintenance

Volkswagen offers the Carefree Maintenance program to new Volkswagen owners. The program is available on 13 different car models. It provides free regularly scheduled maintenance on new Volkswagens for three years or up to 36,000 miles. A courtesy check on the fluids, belts, hoses and tires is also included.


Volkswagens all offer an optional rear air bag system to equip the vehicle with six air bags. Isofix child seat fixings are standard on all Volkswagen models. The Isofix child seat connects directly to fixings on the Volkswagen vehicle. This creates a secure connection, making travel with children safer.

Online management

Owners can visit the Volkswagen website to receive important information on their warranty, see an owner's manual and even replace the smart key for the vehicle. Maintenance lookup and special information about specific vehicles can also be found on the owner's website.

The global corporate headquarters of Volkswagen are located here:

Volkswagen AG
Werk Wolfsburg
Brieffach 1470
38436 Wolfsburg

The U.S. corporate headquarters for Volkswagen are located here:

Volkswagen Group of America
2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive
Herndon, VA 20171

For more information on Volkswagen call toll free at (800)374-8389.

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