VAG Specialist


In 2013 Volkswagen Group (VAG or VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT) introduced new technology to diagnose, repair and replace components on new model released.

This new vehicle technology now requires the use of VW (Germany) factory approved diagnostic test equipment known as The Offboard Diagnostic & Information System (ODIS)

ODIS is a service program from the Volkswagen Group. The program is used during our workshop diagnosis and can identify vehicle control modules, read DTC memory entries and assist with vehicle repairs through Guided Fault Finding. It allows functions such as measurement support, flashing control modules and vehicle self-diagnosis expand the range of application. Whilst providing us with all important information and services from the Volkswagen Group are available while working via a network connection to the group systems.

Here at Olympia Motors Workshop we are fully equipped to perform all online diagnostic procedures performed by main dealers worldwide. Only workshops connected to VAG factory servers can correctly perform many procedures on the new models.

This equipment is supplied by VAG Group Systems. It is the identical system used in VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT main dealers. ODIS is licensed, supported and directly linked to VW Group in Germany for all repairs.

New Security Technology installed on all VW brands:
All new models are now being built with unique security matched components. A system named ‘Component Protection‘.

The concept behind Component Protection is to prevent the theft of VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT vehicles for their increasingly expensive components.

Without the support of the new online dealer system fitting many components has been rendered impossible for large numbers of vehicle repairers.

Specialised services that Smashing can perform on VAG Group vehicles:
Component Protection Removal – Enabling full functionality on new control units

Software updating of Control Units

ECU Software updates are installed to prevent changing expensive electronic components developing faults of corrupted software. In many cases software updating can save hundreds of pounds by NOT replacing control units logged as “defective” fault codes. Many workshops are still unaware of this new repair technology.

ODIS enables us to perform specific online tasks, many of which are not available using conventional garage equipment. Some of these are outlined below:

  • Key and Remote Matching Service
  • Online Radio Code Retrieval
  • Immobiliser Release & Matching (Only a legal and secure online connection can match genuine immobiliser components to your new car correctly without risking expensive and irretrievable damage to your cars electronics.
  • Service Interval Resets on ALL VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT models
  • Airbag Systems
  • Digital Service Records from 2014 onwards : We can complete your online Digital Service Book on new models.

Call us or pop in arrange for your car to be plugged in/Read.

Earlier models and Other diagnostic equipment see Diagnostic Equipment