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    Servicing questions

    My A3 is saying a service is due in 28 days, does it need to be serviced straight away or would it be ok to wait a few weeks?

    It's done 52,000 miles - what could i expect to pay?

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    you can service it when you want within reason and if you take it to audi it will cost a fortune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BASS 666 View Post
    if you take it to audi it will cost a fortune.
    haha thanks! It has a full main dealer service history so far, is it worth continuing this?

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    BMW aye right dead on..

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    if you want to pay way over the odds just to keep your book up to date with audi then go ahead. as long as the book gets stamped by the garage that does it then its good enough in my opinion. wait for the arguments now lol.
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    Crazy paying Audi prices for servicing, ok you MIGHT lose some money when you come to trade it in, but this will be offset by the saving you made on the servicing costs. For what it's worth the last garage I traded a car in at didn't even look at the service book........

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    I'll hiijack this thread.

    Audi Affordable Servicing.. Major is about Ł269. worth it? will they bump up the cost for fluids etc? or will it be all under the Ł269? the site says that this includes VAT, Parts & Labour.

    Does anyone have a list of the checks and stuff that they do?

    I'd like to compare this to Nationwide Autocentre where I get a 15% discount for being a employee of a company in the same group as them.
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    Ł269 for a "Major" service, not really in my opinion.

    I carry out a "Major" service every 10k, always have and always will on all of my VAG TDI's, service parts for your TDI-Q will cost <= Ł70 from Eurocarparts, it takes me about an hour to do a full service, minimal tools are needed in all honesty, deduce from that what you will.....

    On another note I got a quote from Audi for a Cambelt, Aux Drivebelt + Tensioner, Haldex Oil & Filter for Ł419 fitted, which compared to Ł269 for a major service looks quite reasonable, so cheap in fact I am wondering if it is even worth the bother of doing the work myself just to save a couple of quid.

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    Aye but i dont have the tools / knowledge to do that stuff.

    Ok i can probably change the air filter, and the pollen filter with no problem. but come to fuel filter and the oil filter I'm out of my depth with what I've got. I know how to in theory.. but in prectice it's never the same!

    Unless someone posts a guide on everything to cover and how to do it then I'll not be doing this myself. Yet.
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    I think i might get a few quotes and see how they compare. What sort of service do i need at 52k? It has had two longlife services, the last one nearly 2 years ago.

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    A major I'd say.

    unless you're sticking to a scheduled service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonay View Post
    unless you're sticking to a scheduled service?
    Not to sound stupid but isn't this a scheduled service?

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    long life services are a load of crap. your oil might be long life but your filters arent. in my opinion and its what i do, all cars should be serviced every 10.000 miles..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonay View Post
    Aye but i dont have the tools / knowledge to do that stuff.

    Ok i can probably change the air filter, and the pollen filter with no problem. but come to fuel filter and the oil filter I'm out of my depth with what I've got. I know how to in theory.. but in prectice it's never the same!

    Unless someone posts a guide on everything to cover and how to do it then I'll not be doing this myself. Yet.
    Air filter - Cross head screwdriver
    Fuel filter housing - Torx key - can't remember the size off hand
    Oil Filter housing - 36mm socket
    Sump plug - 18mm socket

    Not really and extensive array of tools.

    If you were in the north east of england I would happily show you how, i've done that many I could probably do it blindfolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owenjt View Post
    Not to sound stupid but isn't this a scheduled service?
    Sorry, i meant vs. routine servicing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonay View Post
    Sorry, i meant vs. routine servicing!
    So routine is every year/10,000 miles? I know what you mean about filters etc but i'll probably stick with the longlife and just change the air filter etc next year.

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    Got a quote from the local Audi dealership for a longlife service - Ł231.75. They also said cambelt is 5 years/75,000 miles and as mine had only done 53 it could wait.

    Then went to an independent vw/audi specialist who quoted Ł186.75 for the longlife (this includes a 25% discount as they have a promotion) but they said as the car is 5 years old the cambelt needs changing which is Ł299, and at the same time they recommended to change the water pump at Ł35. Add to this the fact that I need an MOT too and it comes to Ł570.75

    So does the cambelt need changing at 5 years old and 53,000 miles?

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    Yes cambelts are time or mileage-based, usually 5 years/75,000miles etc, whichever is sooner.

    AUDI used to have oil services at Ł99 which I thought was pretty reasonable to keep full AUDI SH (an Indy might be around Ł70), but they've now gone "up slightly" to Ł149 (a 50% increase for parts that would cost the dealer no more than Ł20). If they still did Ł99 services (which is still a good mark up for them considering the cost of parts and how long it take to do an oil change) I'd probably have took my A3 there but I'm not interested at Ł149 - I can do FIVE oil changes using an original AUDI/VAG oil filter and VAG Longlife III oil (from TPS) for that price!!

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    Decided to go with the independent, phoned up another garage where a friends dad works and even he seem surprised at the quote I got and couldn't match it. At least if I do all this now it won't need any work doing for quite a while (famous last words!)

 

 

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