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Audi Service History Worth

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3-8PA, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. A3-8PA

    A3-8PA Member

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    My Audi A3 - 2008 is coming up for its second Long life service with 40,000 miles.

    Audi main dealer has quoted me £299 inc VAT. This includes,changing engine oil and filter, air filter and fuel filter, full safety inspection and electronic diagnostic check.

    I assume an VW independent garages will charge less with top service, but how much is the Audi Dealer Service History/Stamp worth when it comes to selling the car?
     
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  3. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    I would not go with long life service as the oil they use is too thick and can actually increase engine wear especially when is driven short distances without reaching 90C.
     
  4. mike foster

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    A VAG specialist independent service stamp is just as good, particularly with a car of your age.

    I've just had a longlife service, new rear discs and pads and new cv boot for £330 on my 2006 sportback at a local specialist.

    The diagnostic check will cost nothing because they have to hook the machine up to reset the service interval anyway !
     
  5. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Depends what the saving is.

    Assuming a decent Indy garage is around £200 then the £100 saving isnt worth it IMO.

    You will lose any goodwill contributions from AUDI towards repairs for starters.
    They will do this for cars upto 5 years old for faults that are design related or considered to be outside normal wear and tear. (I have experience with VW on this type of thing) ONLY if the car has been serviced (not maintained) within the dealer network.

    Also from experience, most of the enquiries I had when selling a previous S3 (VWs, BMW for that matter) were very fussy about SH and insisted it was FDSH. It was the basis I sold my last 3 cars in fact.

    Not saying you will get a better job from AUDI, just that the general perception of Average Joe, Dealers, and many in the motor trade will value the car differently if it has FDSH.

    So in summary, if its a £100 saving over 12-24 months then I would just take it to the dealer, unless you intend keeping it looooong term.

    cheers
     
  6. Ste_Nova

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    they use the same oil for both now vw507

    i'd leave it on long life but add an additional oil change at a local specialist at 10k miles
     
  7. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    I do an oil change every 5k on mine:happy:
     
  8. Ste_Nova

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    that would be every 8 weeks for me!
     
  9. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    bloody hell yo must be doing miles then!:undwech:For me its 6 months which isnt that bad and they always give me fairly good prices like £180 from a main dealer.
     

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