AVS is Cornwall’s largest independent maintenance centre specialising in VW Group cars, located in Pool, Redruth.
AVS provides all servicing, repairs and maintenance from its premises in Pool, Redruth.
Our factory-trained technicians carry out interim, annual and longlife servicing plus general maintenance work. AVS is Cornwall'a largest independent specialist, providing dealer-level servicing and years of experience.
AVS is the only independent centre to have the ODIS diagnostics software, which provides a direct feed into VW servers in Germany, ensuring we can respond rapidly to pinpoint any faults or outstanding updates.
AVS is proud to be the only official dealer for APR Tuning in Cornwall. APR improves the performance, drivability and responsiveness, against a manufacturer specification vehicle. Various levels of re-mapping are available, please get in touch to discuss how APR can achieve your aims.
With over 100 years combined experience, plus specialist diagnostic equipment, we can find faults quickly in both mechanical and electrical workings. AVS uses genuine VW Group parts, which have a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Thanks to a long-term partnership with a local MOT centre, AVS handles the testing process for its customers, taking the vehicle to test and carrying out any repairs or retesting that may be required.
At AVS we carry out Aircon and climatronic systems servicing and repairs on all VW Group vehicles.
Lost your car keys? Don't worry! AVS is able to supply and code new keys to match your vehicle.
The AVS ethos is a quality dealer-level service by experienced specialists with decades of experience. AVS was started in Redruth in 2007 by local ex-Audi Service Manager Fil Salamone, and has grown rapidly since. In partnership with VW Master Technician Chris Plowright, AVS now has a team of five that offers customers their specialist knowledge gained from a combined experience of over 100 years.
AVS has four factory-trained technicians and one apprentice.
Our experience working on motors totals 108 years.
A Redruth man, born and bred, Fil has been working on cars since 1976. Qualified as a Master Technician for Volvo to begin with, Fil then spent ten years as Service Manager for the Audi main dealer in Cornwall, before starting AVS in 2007. Fil is a member of the Institute of the Motor Industry and is recognised for his knowledge, skills and competency on their Professional Register. Fil drives a VW Golf GTD 170
Chris has been working on cars since 1990. He first became a qualified technician after serving an apprenticeship with Volvo. Shortly afterwards he moved to the VW Group, and achieved the status of Master Technician in 2003. Chris' skills and experience were a natural fit with Fil's and he was invited to join AVS and became a partner in 2009. Chris drives an Audi A3 Sport and VW T5 Transporter
James hails from London - though we don't hold that against him - and has spent all of his career in the VW Group since 1989. James was recognised with a National Craft Certificate at the end of his apprenticeship, and worked at two of London's most prolific VW and Audi dealers for ten years before he married a Cornishwoman and relocated. James then spent some time with Cornwall's main VW and Audi dealers until 2011 when he joined AVS. James drives a Skoda Fabia TDi.
Nick was born in the big city of Truro but now lives in Redruth. He trained at Cornwall College and began his career at the county's main Audi dealer in 1999, during which he achieved his HNC. Ten years later he moved to Mercedes, but missed VAG Group vehicles so much that he came to AVS in summer 2013. Nick drives a Seat Leon Cupra
Rhys moved from Bath to Cornwall with his family as a child, and is currently serving an apprenticeship at AVS whilst studying at Bridgwater College. Rhys drives an Audi A3 1.8
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Feedback from some of our customers
I’ve used AVS for servicing and repairs on our Audi and VW cars since 2007. Their expertise and knowledge is reassuring and represents great value for money compared to main dealers.
These boys are the most highly trained professional technicians you will meet. They know their stuff in the motor trade. They exceed customer service and always go out their way to help, nothing is ever a problem. 10/10 guys!
Great customer service from an honest trustworthy garage.
I never hesitate to recommend AVS to anyone as they offer a very honest and reliable service. They’ve looked after my Audi for years and always kept it running beautifully.
I’ve been an AVS customer since Fil started the business and am never disappointed. Their knowledge and diagnostics equipment is superior to any independent garage, and I recommend them regularly to drivers of VAG vehicles.
The AVS team are amazing. They have been looking after our vehicles since 2006 and their combined knowledge of vehicle engineering means that there is little or nothing that surprises them. A local company with a world of experience, I will continue to use AVS, well done.
Four garages, including two VW Main Agents, failed to resolve a serious malfunction. AVS would not give up. They are a shining example of persistence in today’s “shrug and move on” world. They solved the problem. Job done.