A few questions for the A3 (1.8 quattro):
1. Are the stock Continentals good? (Grip is my priority here)
When I test drove they were quite noisy. I did some research and have had Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (will this work in winter as well cause it seems to be a summer tyre) pop up a few times as a good tyre. Is 225/40 R18 92Y XL with rim protection (MFS) the correct specification and is mytyres.co.uk the cheapest site to get it from? They're quoting 108 per tyre now. Also if I get new tyres should I hold on to the old ones or sell them off as they're practically new?
2. Do you need an oil change after the first 1000 miles?
3. How long will the battery last without starting up the car? A few months? Is it safer to install a battery cut off switch?
4. I've bought the 3 year service plan as well, how often should the service intervals be set at? Is this dependent on how many miles I do and can I simply rely on the car to tell me its time for an oil change? I just want to take good care of the engine.
Thanks in advance