Feb 27, 2019

  • Free California health checks are back in time for Easter adventures
  • Offer runs from now until Thursday 18 April
  • Up to four beds, fully functional kitchenette and modern infotainment on California
  • New award received last week from The Caravan and Motorhome Club for California 

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced that free California health checks are back to give owners peace of mind before they motor off on Easter adventures. 

With less than two per cent of campers heading away over the winter months, lots of campervans and motorhomes are left unused. But Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is urging motorists not to leave it until Easter weekend to get their campervans checked over, by offering free California health checks at Van Centres, up until Thursday 18 April. 

The 29-point check involves checking the tyres, wipers, lights and battery, along with a handful of other visual checks. Identifying any potential maintenance issues which might otherwise leave customers stranded over the Easter break.

The California offers comfort in compact dimensions with up to four beds, a fully functional kitchenette and modern infotainment system. The campervan also has driver assistance and safety systems including standard Front Assist and City Emergency Braking systems to keep campers safe on Britain’s roads this summer. 

The California was given extra kudos last week during the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham, being named winner of the best Campervan over £45,000 category at the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2019. Nine expert judges put 99 vehicles through their paces to decide the winners. For more details go to 

For more information on the award-winning Volkswagen California, the health check and finance offers, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit


Offer terms and conditions

  • The California health check is based on the standard electronic vehicle health check (EVHC)
  • Free health checks must be booked by 18 April 2019 and are subject to Van Centre capacity
  • The offer excludes any work or parts that are identified as a requirement following the health check 

For more information, please contact Grant McPherson, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07774 684222, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations, on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit


After hours telephone:
Kate Thompson 07713 265562
Grant McPherson 07774 684222
Nicki Divey 07802 248310

Press and Public Relations
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK
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Milton Keynes MK14 5AN

Telephone 01908 601478