If you’re a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to check the most important vehicle information like fuel level, mileage and battery voltage. That’s because VW has launched its WeConnect Go App in Mzansi.
You can also use the app to send appointment requests to your preferred Volkswagen dealer, get help through 24-hour roadside assistance, monitor trips (digital logbook which is easily exported as a PDF and can be used for SARS vehicle claims) and for driving challenges (points awarded for a safe and efficient driving styles).
The WeConnect Go app works hand-in-hand with the Data Plugs. The Data Plug, which is connected into the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system, reads data relating to the vehicle and sends it to the vehicle owner’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
Data plugs will be offered as standard on Volkswagen models from the Polo Comfortline and above, as from July 2020. Data plugs will be available as optional items for older Volkswagen models dating back as far as 2008, but excluding the previous generation Polo Vivo.
VW does not charge a monthly subscription fee for WeConnect Go service, however there is a R950 fee for obtaining the Data plug for older models.