Chris NottSky Insurance
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,224

    Fixed vs Variable servicing

    Can someone explain the differences between these, what intervals are involved and which one (in your opinion) I should ask for? I have asked the dealer as well but I'd like to get the opinion of people on here too on these different options.

    Thanks,

    Chris

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Great Melton Norfolk
    Posts
    1,348
    Depends on your car /petrol/Diesel. Personally I would avoid the Longlife servicing.

  4. #3
    JohnnyM100's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Hampshire/Surrey border
    Posts
    461
    Summary version:

    Normal 12 month schedule is an oil & filter change each year (plus car health check) with a proper service every other year.

    AVS service has service intervals estimated by the car itself up to a max of a 2 year interval. So, same oil & filter for up to 2 years.

    AVS mainly designed for fleet cars doing high mileage and to reduce service costs during the lease period e.g 3 years from new.

    If you have a heavy right foot and enjoy spirited driving then go for the annual service schedule. Ditto if you do lots of short journeys.

    If you only keep the car for a few years you may be ok on AVS but also read this:

    AVS-Longlife Servicing, Engine Death as a consequence-Oil Pickup pipe etc


    Personally, I would not use AVS but stick to annual service schedule.

    John.
    P.S. hope the link works properly; still learning Tapatalk v2 and its driving me nuts.
    Enjoying my 8V

  5. #4
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,224
    2.0 TDI doing ~18,000 miles a year

  6. #5
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    557
    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    2.0 TDI doing ~18,000 miles a year
    Similar mileage and same engine as I have. Variable servicing will mean one annual visit to the dealer (sometimes I get to 14 months before the DIS demands a visit). I've had my last 6 Audis on variable without a problem.

    I really don't worry about it. I'd worry more about doing 8,000 miles a year on fixed annual servicing with all the associated stop/start and engine not reaching temp.

    If I was doing less than 10k, I'd probably go for fixed servicing.

    As said above, the oil and filter change is the same but done according to driving conditions rather than a fixed time/distance. Inspection service will come up at approx. 18k or two years which is the same for both. In your (and my) circumstances the oil change and inspection should coincide.
    2013 A3 Sportback 2.0TDi 150 S-Line - Daytona Grey, B&O, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, SD Nav, Hill Hold Assist.
    2010 A4 2.0TDi 170 S Line | 2008 Golf GT Sport 140 | 2008 S3 | 2005 A3 2.0TDi 140 S Line | 2003 TT 225 | 1998 A4 2.8 Quattro


  7. #6
    Audi Steve's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    54
    A 2.0 tdi doing 18k a year needs to be on longlife servicing, you'll get roughly 17k I would think and be due 1 service a year including oil and pollen year 1, oil pollen and fuel year 2, then oil pollen air (I think it's 60k on these) bfs and mot year 3

    Fixed you'll be in at 10k (8 months ish) for oil, then again at 18-20 (1 year) for oil and pollen then 30........... Blah blah

    Morel of the story, stick with longlife lol

  8. #7
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,224
    Cheers. How much notice does it give you before you have to take it in?
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

  9. #8
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    557
    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    Cheers. How much notice does it give you before you have to take it in?
    IIRC about 2000 miles.
    2013 A3 Sportback 2.0TDi 150 S-Line - Daytona Grey, B&O, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, SD Nav, Hill Hold Assist.
    2010 A4 2.0TDi 170 S Line | 2008 Golf GT Sport 140 | 2008 S3 | 2005 A3 2.0TDi 140 S Line | 2003 TT 225 | 1998 A4 2.8 Quattro


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Fixed vs Variable Servicing
    By ijg0 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24th March 2011, 11:51
  2. FIXED OR VARIABLE SERVICING ???
    By shilts in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10th March 2010, 20:43
  3. Just had 1st Audi 'Variable' Service and ......
    By Jonesy3.2 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 28th May 2007, 21:28
  4. Variable service distance?
    By chrisfrancis in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd December 2004, 22:28
  5. A6 tdi variable service indicator
    By imported_mab in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th October 2004, 08:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO