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Diagnostic services from Audi and Independent garage, are they doing same job?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Rock, Feb 6, 2012.

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    I've just send my car to Audi to do a diagnostic check, they charge £150 for that. And ive been told other specialized independent garage would charge £30 to £50. The question is are they doing same job with same tool (i know its computer&software based) ?
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    yes, you pay the extra £100 for a cup of coffe and perhaps a complimentary car wash
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    **** audi buy vcds or a hand held scanner
    will save you £££££££££££ while you own any audi or vag car
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    The coffee isn't that great either.
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    Ive searched ebay, and find lots of tools for diagnostic, anyone can post me a link for a correct one plz?
    CAR: A4 B7 1.9Tdi 2007.
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    Item number of the one I bought to reset my airbag light- seems to do quite a bit- where u based?
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    thanks for the infor, i'm in nottingham mate
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    if you was near sheffield i would have scanned it for you
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    I'd plug it in if you were around Leicester area
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    We have free coffee too 😄
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    tyvm, but the car is already with Audi, I've phoned them yesterday, they said they would not only give the error code ,but also what the exactly problem is. I'm going to collect the car today and see what they find.
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    That's exactly what I'd do mate. I work for a specialist. Let me know what they find and quotes. I'll see what I can do for ya
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