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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by paulsb, Jun 2, 2010.

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    just wondering about what everyone's thoughts where on dealer service vs DIY service.

    for example, i call an audi dealer this morning and they wanted £570 for a oil service and new rear discs and pads. me personally i would rather just do it my self, which i did and it only cost me £140 including a local garage resting the service light.
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    I would rather use a trusted local garage than Audi.
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    I have, with my A3, used Audi for the servicing, as they were the 99/199 servicing deal, and it was nice to have the stamp in the book. However, the car is now 111k, so it will be getting serviced locally with me buying the oils / filters.

    My S4 however, I dunno? My guess is the Audi servicing will come to a fortune, so will probably either use a specialist, or do the same as the A3 now. Haven't decided yet. Although i do know it wont be going to Audi, and having recently bought oil, it will go local for an oil change as I have just bought the car.
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    the only time i've used a dealer for a service was for my b7 a4 because its still within its warrenty and i managed to get services free up to 40000 or till the warrenty ran out but with my b6 a4, i just don't see the point in paying hundereds of pounds to get a dealer to do it rather than doing it myself just for a stamp. plus i intend to keep both till they die.

    i supose it depends on how long you plan to keep the car and dealer service history would help sell it.
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    i do mine myself and to be fair i think as long as you keep all the paperwork it proves it has been done as it has the reg on it.
    as for the stamp in the book that is all it is it means nothing as there is to many people out there just stamping them up for a small
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    I have just had my Cambelt and Oil Service completed by Audi Portsmouth. it cost £1046.00...but I do have 3.0 V6.

    Only good thing is all work has an unlimited Mileage, 2 year guarantee. No local independent dealer would give me this.
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    I always service my own, but i always use genuine bits.
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    snap if your going to do it its best to use genuine bits they are not much more.
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    when it comes to the engine i always use genuine parts from the dealer but for everything else i'm not too bothered where it comes from aslong as it's good or equal quality.
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