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First service

Robbe Mar 18, 2016

  1. Robbe

    Robbe New Member

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    Hi,

    My a4 avant is coming up for its first service. It's done 18,000 and is 18 months old. I have been given a cost of £335 for the service. I presuming this is a major service. Does this seem ok?

    Thanks
     
  2. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member Team Sepang quattro Audi A4 Black Edition

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    That's oil filter, pollen filter, sump plug, oil and screen wash bud.

    Go to a local vat registered garage near by. Get a quote on paper for same things with genuine parts and get Audi to price match.

    My first service cost £145 and I supplied oil.
     
  3. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

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    Defo stay in the dealer network. The fixed price servicing is cheap and they will price match any garage up to 5 miles away
     
  4. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Fixed price is only on cars over 3 years old.
     
  5. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

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    Really? I didn't know that
     
  6. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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  7. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member

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    Well this is new information for me, why I love these forums :)
    I need to get a service done at an Audi dealer this year for the Diesel Recall, been dreading the price sting but feel less worried now.. calling Mr Clutch for comparitive quote :p
     
  8. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Black Edition Audi S5

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    My dealer will be charging me £286 to keep my warranty. Apparently they will also do an oil change within that price so I guess I should be grateful :)
     
  9. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    You don't have to have your car serviced at a main dealer to keep the warranty. As long as it is serviced using approved parts which will be the case at a VAG specialist then the warranty will be good.
     
  10. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Black Edition Audi S5

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    My own VAG specialist admits that that is only true for the first 2 years. The 3rd year warranty is not a manufacturer warranty.
     
  11. Dracue

    Dracue New Member

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    Hi Guys

    Called this morning into Bristol Audi for the same service that they quoted me £401.... Tried not to gulp to loudly on the phone.

    I'll go through the process of requesting a quote from somewhere else... Has anyone else had this service at a better price from other Audi garages?

    Has anyone used Bristol Audi and have any tricks to get the price down?

    Thanks

    M
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  12. A4A4

    A4A4 Active Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi

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    My First Service was £204.32 all inclusive from Audi in Yorkshire. Which seemed a good deal.
    Your price sounds more for a major service. Don't pay more than around £300 mark.
     
  13. Slackworth

    Slackworth Active Member Team Silver Audi A4 TDi saloon

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    You could also ask for a quote to supply own oil and then pickup some Quantum Longlife III off eBay - it's exactly the same stuff the dealers will be using anyway. There are always some offers on at Opie or ECP if you'd prefer a brand like Castrol but given Quantum is made by VAG themselves, it kind of speaks for itself :)
     
  14. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Black Edition Audi S5

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    For reference mine came to £258.84 (incl VAT) in the end. Pre-VAT oil was £95.20, filter etc. £15.20 and labour £105.30. I watched the tech at work through the window and he seemed to do a good inspection and worked on the car for nearly an hour. That's Audi Basingstoke in Hampshire so I'd expect the labour rate to be on the high side.
     
  15. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

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    Mine was £160 at York Audi.

    That was with a price match from a local indy VAG place.
     
  16. vaf888

    vaf888 Active Member

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    Did they need to see evidence of the price match? Thanks

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
  17. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I showed an email on my phone.
     

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