This is my first post and unfortunately it's a bit of a moaning one.
I purchased my Audi 08 2.0 TFSI convertible from 'the car people' in June of last year. It had 55,000 miles on the clock and I've had trouble free motoring ever since. The service light came on a couple of months ago so I needed to book it in somewhere. A friend recommended a local garage who specialises in VW.Audi.SEAT and are also a member of the good garage scheme.
The car had 64,000 miles on the clock when it was serviced in February of this year, and the oil light has never been on before during the 9000 miles I had done so far. It had the MOT carried out at the same time and the garage carried out a Long Life major service on the car which included amongst other consumables an oil change; I have checked the invoice and this shows long life oil at a cost of £28.80 +VAT.
The Min oil light came on last Friday after doing a total of 3000 miles of easy driving since the service, and this has been confirmed via a physical check, so I contacted the garage this morning. I told them the light has come on so maybe it was an oversight and they had forgot to carry this out. The mechanic said that this couldn't possibly be the case and it must have just been used up. I said that there are no visible oil leaks from the car and that it isn't smoking at all, and that if it was burning that much oil then surely it would have failed during exhaust emissions during the MOT. He went on to say that it would have to be burning an awful lot of oil to show up during the MOT, and also said that Audi's can use 1 litre of oil per 600 miles?
I drive my car like a saint and regularly achieve 40+ mpg on my 30 mile motorway trip to work everyday so do not believe I would use this much oil?
He said that if I could pop the car in then they would put another litre of oil in but it definitely has been carried out so there must be another reason. I've said I'll top it up and have a look again in 3000 mile-ish and then report back to the garage.
Does anyone else think I've been ripped off, but surely if you were going to do this you would choose something different to the oil as this will show up via a warning light as it has?
Look forward to hearing from anyone.