FourPlus

The Volkswagen Approved FourPlus Range

The Volkswagen Approved FourPlus Range is a cost-effective parts solution for SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen passenger car and Commercial Vehicle models in their 4th year or older.

All parts within the FourPlus Range are manufactured in accordance with Volkswagen Group’s strict quality assurance system (Formula Q) so are subject to the same expertise and rigorous Volkswagen Group testing procedures as Genuine Parts. They also fit first time, every time and come with our two-year warranty*.

So why compromise on safety or quality for repairs on older vehicles? Choose the FourPlus Range and you and your customers can benefit from Volkswagen Group quality with substantial savings compared to equivalent Genuine Parts.

Why Choose the FourPlus Range?

The FourPlus Range benefits for you and your customers:

  • Manufactured in accordance with Formula Q, Volkswagen Group’s strict quality assurance system
  • Quality Volkswagen Group products, designed for durability using materials that are matched to the needs of older vehicles
  • Ultra-competitive prices mean substantial savings compared with Genuine Parts
  • Savings are made only on cost, not on safety
  • No need to compromise on non-Volkswagen Group Parts
  • All FourPlus Parts fit first time, every time, saving both time and money in the workshop
  • All FourPlus Parts are covered by a two-year warranty* to give customers peace of mind.

You might also be interested in finding out more about Volkswagen Group Genuine Parts.

*Excludes wear and tear.

FourPlus Brake Pads

The range consists of front and rear brake pads with 15 FourPlus Part numbers, (the equivalent of 37 Genuine Part numbers), with additional part numbers planned.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Brake Pads:

  • Cost savings are achieved through having fewer part numbers and by using a different material compound mix matched to the requirements of older vehicles.

FourPlus Brake Pad Benefits:

  • A high level of part number consolidation has been achieved to cater for a wide range of vehicles with fewer part numbers
  • Volkswagen applies quality standards on all FourPlus Brake Pads that go beyond DIN, ISO and legislative standards (ECE-R 90)
  • FourPlus Brake Pads undergo an extensive practical test programme, including rig, vehicle endurance, comfort and fading tests. 15 vehicles travelled over 155,000 miles throughout Europe to test the first 6 part numbers
  • The braking behaviour is no different from that of Genuine Brake Pads. The driver retains the familiar braking feel with the same braking characteristics
  • Volkswagen Group recommends the intermediate plates are replaced at every brake pad change so Rear FourPlus Brake Pads come complete with four intermediate plates where fitted.

FourPlus Brake Discs

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Brake Discs:

  • Cost savings are achieved through modifying the production processes and surface coatings of the Genuine Brake Disc to suit the requirements of older vehicles.

FourPlus Brake Discs Benefits:

  • Volkswagen applies quality standards on all FourPlus Brake Discs that go beyond DIN, ISO and legislative standards
  • FourPlus Brake Discs are subject to exhaustive test rig assessment and meet the high quality standards of Volkswagen Group
  • Excellent dimensional accuracy with narrow tolerances
  • Outstanding temperature resistance and crack resistant
  • Minimal thermal deformation as a result of emergency braking
  • Reliable performance even in extreme situations including heat, cold and heavy-duty use
  • Either zinc-dust coated or greased and vacuum packed to guard against rust in storage.

FourPlus Batteries

FourPlus range batteries are available in four different types: 44AH, 61AH, 72AH and 85AH.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Batteries:

  • Cost savings are achieved by using materials matched to the requirements of older vehicles.

FourPlus Battery Benefits:

  • Lead-calcium technology
  • The performance is perfectly matched to the number of loads and the alternator output in vehicles 4 years or older
  • Ready filled and charged for immediate use
  • Fitted with an acid level display and gas dissipation vents
  • Maintenance free
  • Low self-discharge rate throughout the entire battery life.

FourPlus Alternators

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Alternators:

  • Cost savings are achieved by using a less extensive disassembly process, expanding the tolerance range to armatures and the use of modified threaded bushings.

FourPlus Alternator Benefits:

  • Remanufactured by Volkswagen Group, backed by expertise gained over many years
  • Quality assurance by extensive vehicle endurance tests.

FourPlus Exhausts

The range consists of front exhaust pipes, rear tail pipes, front, middle and rear silencers with 95 FourPlus Part numbers (the equivalent of 141 Genuine Part numbers), with additional part numbers planned.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Exhausts:

  • Cost savings are achieved through having fewer part numbers and using materials matched to the requirements of older vehicles
  • FourPlus Exhausts are manufactured using hot-dip aluminised steel instead of stainless steel
  • Standardised geometric shaping of the equivalent Genuine Part.

FourPlus Exhaust Benefits:

  • A high level of part number consolidation has been achieved to cater for a wide range of vehicles with fewer parts numbers
  • Good corrosion resistance with the use of hot-dip aluminised steel
  • The material strength is considerably greater than what is commonly offered by competitors
  • Low flow resistance ensures the best possible engine performance
  • Optimum silencing levels below legal requirements for noise emissions.

FourPlus Exhaust Fitting Kits

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Exhausts Fitting Kits:

  • Cost savings are achieved by using hot-dip aluminised steel instead of stainless steel which matches the requirements of FourPlus Exhausts.

FourPlus Exhaust Fitting Kit Benefits:

  • No stopping mid-job for a missing part, each kit contains all necessary parts
  • Strong corrosion resistance with the use of hot-dip aluminised steel
  • Synthetic components made of ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM), matching Genuine quality.

FourPlus Shock Absorbers

The range consists of front and rear shock absorbers with 30 FourPlus Part numbers, (the equivalent of 114 Genuine Part numbers) with additional part numbers planned.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Shock Absorbers:

  • Cost savings are achieved through having fewer part numbers, using common damping rather than model specific, and by using materials matched to the requirements of older vehicles.

FourPlus Shock Absorber Benefits:

  • A high level of part number consolidation has been achieved to cater for a wide range of vehicles with fewer part numbers
  • FourPlus Shock Absorbers offer the same steering and cornering safety and stability, optimum traction and safe braking performance as their Genuine Part equivalent
  • FourPlus and Genuine Parts components are fully compatible so that the vehicles ABS and ESP systems remain fully functional.

Shock Absorbers should ONLY be replaced in pairs.

FourPlus CV Joints and Driveshafts

The extended FourPlus CV Joint and Driveshaft range covers many SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen passenger car and Commercial Vehicle models from 1974 to 2007.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine CV Joints and Driveshafts:

  • Cost savings are achieved by expanding the tolerance range and relying more heavily on the use of Exchange Parts.

FourPlus CV Joints and Driveshafts Benefits:

  • Cost-effective repair option to Genuine CV Joints and Driveshafts.

FourPlus Spark Plugs

The range consists of Platinum and Standard design.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Spark Plugs:

  • Cost savings have been achieved by adapting the technical specifications and altering the material mix
  • Part number consolidation has been achieved to cater for a wide range of vehicles with fewer parts numbers.

FourPlus Spark Plug Benefits:

  • Model-specific spark plug replacement intervals are ensured by FourPlus Spark Plugs
  • FourPlus Spark Plugs have met rigorous standards in an extensive series of tests
  • Long-life material mix ensures low electrode wear
  • Consistent performance in all operating conditions.

FourPlus Wiper Blade Kits

The range consists of Aero and Standard design, with additional parts numbers planned.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Wiper Blades:

  • Cost savings have been achieved by making minor technical changes to the composition of the rubber and by omitting the wear indicator.

FourPlus Aero and Standard Wiper Blade Benefits:

  • FourPlus Wiper Blades have undergone an extensive series of tests including wind tunnel wiping quality, performance in freezing conditions, corrosion formation and noise
  • Manufactured from natural and synthetic rubber (EPDM) for excellent functional performance
  • FourPlus Aero Blades feature an integrated narrow spoiler on the driver and passenger side, as well as pre-tensioned flex rails
  • Smooth-glide coated rubber tip to reduce wear
  • FourPlus Standard Wiper Blades feature galvanized metal parts with protective coating offering dual corrosion protection.

FourPlus Pollution Filters

FourPlus Pollution Filters are an ideal upgrade from a standard Dust and Pollen Filter.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Pollution Filters:

  • Cost savings are achieved by reducing the content of activated carbon and by omitting the cardboard packaging.

FourPlus Pollution Filter Benefits:

  • Provides protection from dust, soot, dirt and pollen
  • Activated carbon layer protects against odours, polluting gases and ozone
  • Quality standards that go beyond VDI 6032 (standard for particulate separation)
  • Service replacement intervals are ensured by FourPlus Pollution Filters.

FourPlus Screenwash

FourPlus Range Screenwash Concentrate is fully compatible with fan-spray washer jets, offers antifreeze protection to -50°C and has a pleasant citrus fragrance.

Main technical differences compared to Genuine Screenwash:

  • Citrus fragrance instead of citrus cool and fresh fragrance

FourPlus Screenwash Benefits:

  • Compatible with fan-spray washer jets
  • Pleasant citrus scent
  • Freezing protection to -50°C (significantly lower than many competitor products)
  • Removes waxy and oil deposits from the windscreen.

FourPlus Starter Motors

FourPlus Starter Motor Benefits:

  • Remanufactured by Volkswagen Group, backed by expertise gained over many years
  • Significantly lower prices than Genuine Parts
  • Quality Volkswagen Group product matched to the needs of older vehicles.