1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

130K Servicing of an S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jesters3, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. jesters3
    Offline

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    Arvo, need a service on the S3.

    Currently done 130k miles, new engine fitted at 93k so on a 2nd AVS service.

    Also need new front pads, haldex etc. Anyone recommend somewhere in the Oxon/Berks area or has anyone got any pricing?

    Been to Newbury Audi:

    £484.77 for service
    £150.00 for Haldex service
    £216.54 for front brakes inc fitting
    £99.00 for re gas
    Total: £950.31

    Jesus is the operative word!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 20, 2014]

  3. steve1975l
    Offline

    steve1975l Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    Yep Jesus.

    With 130K not worth going to the stealers anymore. I am sure someone will recommend a specialist in your area. To give you an idea prices from Fontain

    Lube service £114.57
    Annual service £173.91
    20,000 Mile service £207.40
    40,000 Mile service £310.33

    1st Variable service £216.15
    2nd Variable service £319.08

    Haldex oil change £36.79
    Haldex oil and filter £93.11

    Four wheel alignment £129.25

    Brake fluid change £59.34

    Cambelt change £434.76

    Full valet £95.00

    Air con service £85.00
    #2
  4. rodenal
    Offline

    rodenal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    £216.54 for front brake pads!!!!!!!!!!

    Do them yourself it takes 5 mins and will cost u about £40
    #3
  5. MikeA3
    Offline

    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    AMD may be cheaper for the service and there based near oxford (40mins up the A34 from newbury)
    #4
  6. jesters3
    Offline

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    Yeah, looking at Specialists as well.

    Got back from AMD

    Oil Change and Service: £150 + VAT
    Haldex Oil & Filter: £100 + VAT
    Brake Pads inc Fluid change: £248+ VAT

    Got back from Basingstoke Audi

    AVS Service: £409.25
    Haldex Oil & Filter: £141.00
    Brake Pads: £205.09
    Brake Fluid: £97.87

    Still a bloody arm and a leg. Looks like fontain, spoke to Chas and got the figures you gave.

    Anywhere else?
    #5
  7. jesters3
    Offline

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    Haven't got the tools, jack, time or patience admittedly. Though Fontain said if I take the pads to them they can fit em. But what pads?

    Also on the brake discs they can do Brembo ones anyone got these on?
    #6
  8. rodenal
    Offline

    rodenal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    I think the OEM Discs are Brembo anyway, if i remember correctly all you need is a torx screwdriver and your done in 5 mins for the pads - honestly dont understand how you can be gettin quoted £248 for pads to be changed, its not even all 4 wheels
    #7
  9. bantam1
    Offline

    bantam1 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Nov 29, 2006]
    Try APS in Brackley if that is not too far from you. Set up by Ed and co ex of AMD. Excellent (and I mean excellent) service and cheap as chips. Website is http://www.autops.co.uk/

    Regards,

    B
    #8

Share This Page