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    Oil change, your prices?

    Car is due for an oil change on my 1.4T A3, best I can get quoted is Ł150 for the 5w30 longlife and filter change. Any of you guys got better prices elsewhere?

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    Ł149 from the stealers in Halesowen

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    My last LL service the oil was Ł100 so Ł150 with filter and fitted sounds about right. It will always be cheaper at an indipendant and you will probably get better oil.
    Audi use Castrol as std now which is pretty crap in long life form compared to the Mobil1 they used to use......or so the service tech told me
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    Buy the oil and filter in the parts department after you have asked what the Labour content is. You could save Ł50!

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    mine cost me Ł15 because i did it myself in work
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    mine cost me Ł15 because i did it myself in work
    I am sure you are not using the correct oil fnmrst!!! The oil will cost you circa Ł40-50!!!

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    i get everything at trade price but im using castrol magnetec 5w 30 fully synthetic oil with a oil filter from tps
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    i get everything at trade price but im using castrol magnetec 5w 30 fully synthetic oil with a oil filter from tps
    Where do you buy 4l of Magnetec AND a filter for Ł15???? Even at trade prices I reckon Ł30-Ł40 would be good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Where do you buy 4l of Magnetec AND a filter for Ł15???? Even at trade prices I reckon Ł30-Ł40 would be good!!
    ASDA were knocking out magantec at 5 litres for Ł15 a few weeks back, my dad got 20 litres worth!! Said it would "come in handy" lol Not sure what rating it was though as i didnt pay much interest as it was wasnt suitable for my derv
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Bash View Post
    Car is due for an oil change on my 1.4T A3, best I can get quoted is Ł150 for the 5w30 longlife and filter change. Any of you guys got better prices elsewhere?
    I got charged that for my S3 so I don't know if it's thats the standard price for an oil service across the board or your getting stung.

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    i got it from euro car parts i get trade discount there
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Audi and vw garages use quantum oil for long life services

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    I still reckon fnmrst is highly optimistic thinking he can get 4l and a filter of proper oil for Ł15 even at Eurocarparts Trade prices!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmax7 View Post
    Audi and vw garages use quantum oil for long life services
    Yes, apparently only in UK though, Quantum is a UK Volkswagen invention (apparently blended by Castrol but not the same formula as their own VW507 longlife oil),
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    Quote Originally Posted by antmax7 View Post
    Audi and vw garages use quantum oil for long life services
    This is true - i just chaged the oil and filter myself - i begrudge paying silly prices the stealers charge.

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    I paid Ł99 (and a free 60 plate A3 courtesy car) for a long life oil and filter change at Stafford Audi, I think this is a great price as well as for the stamp too in case I may need some "goodwill gestures" in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean's A3 View Post
    I paid Ł99 (and a free 60 plate A3 courtesy car) for a long life oil and filter change at Stafford Audi, I think this is a great price as well as for the stamp too in case I may need some "goodwill gestures" in the future.
    A fair price I reckon. 30 mins labour + parts and oil!!

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    And don't forget a 60 plate A3 to drool over!

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    They'll be out of date in less than 2 months Dean!!

    ;-)

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    I payed Ł79.00 for a interim oil service form Stafford Audi, great ppl and v. helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozski View Post
    This is true - i just chaged the oil and filter myself - i begrudge paying silly prices the stealers charge.
    me too i do it in work as we have got 2 four post ramps so it makes it nice and easy to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    me too i do it in work as we have got 2 four post ramps so it makes it nice and easy to do

    If i had known that i would have come to you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Yes, apparently only in UK though, Quantum is a UK Volkswagen invention (apparently blended by Castrol but not the same formula as their own VW507 longlife oil),
    Castrol? My quantum is made by Shell?! They give me the leftovers in a little bottle/bag for the boot.
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    As far as i can make out all third party packaged oils come from Fuchs in Stoke. These include Halfords which is Castrol GTX and Tesco's, Fuchs own brands as well as silkolene and Quantum. I was told that Quantum is a trade name adopted by VAG but is basically, like halfords a Castrol base. DYOR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I still reckon fnmrst is highly optimistic thinking he can get 4l and a filter of proper oil for Ł15 even at Eurocarparts Trade prices!!
    Tesco are selling Magnatec 4L 5W30 for just over Ł15 atm... i might go stock up.
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    as paddy has said i would avoid castrol oil if your going for the long life service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I still reckon fnmrst is highly optimistic thinking he can get 4l and a filter of proper oil for Ł15 even at Eurocarparts Trade prices!!
    No response to the above and intersting to see Subs post re Tesco prices, may check that out for top ups.

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    Thankfully paid absolutely nothing for mine under the fixed price service deal I was offered when I bought it.....which is due to run out shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Thankfully paid absolutely nothing for mine under the fixed price service deal I was offered when I bought it.....which is due to run out shortly.
    Wasn't that Ł250... although dealer gave us ours free for some reason... far better gift than an Umbrella!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Wasn't that Ł250... although dealer gave us ours free for some reason... far better gift than an Umbrella!
    yeah i reckon just as you're about to close the deal if you ask for free servicing they'll probably throw it in. it costs them peanuts and if it sells them a car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Wasn't that Ł250... although dealer gave us ours free for some reason... far better gift than an Umbrella!
    Not that I recall....may have been some local deal.

 

 

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