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    S3 service question

    OK gurus. Here's a servicing question for you.

    My current S3 is on variable servicing and I'm only seeing about 10K between services. I don't drive around like a maniac either, mainly motorways. So I pay Ł200-250 per service per year.

    If I was to buy a new one and have it set to fixed, I would need a service every 10K (or 12 months), but is the first 10K service just an oil change followed by a major service at 20K? Am I right in thinking the fixed services are cheaper than the variable?

    Just trying to work out if its cost effective to go fixed.


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    John, I have this problem also, and previously with my Golf.

    On my Golf (remapped) I decided to change to `fixed` as my service indicator was coming on after 9month and only 8K miles or so.

    The way I understand it is that the car has instrumentation to monitor oil condition and this is the/one of the paramaters that dictates the serice and oil change frequency.

    Because I didnt want to run for too long on `knackered oil`, and because the car is remapped, Im sticking with variable schedule on the S3.

    As a general `theoretical` rule, you should be able to achieve upto 2 yr/20K miles on a variable service interval regime. (optomistic sales guff IMO)

    This is how the dealer explained it to me so I reserve the right to be wrong!

    Im sure I will be put straight by some one more informed than me, if thats the case of course.

    Cheers
    Paul
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    I was told 2yr, 19k on the variable.

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    For some reason you will never see 19K between services on an S3. Hence the switch to fixed to save some money.


 

 

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