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Is this guy for real How much for an oil change !

markm, Mar 14, 2014

  1. markm,

    markm, Member

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    I picked up my A3 about 3 weeks ago, sorry will get photo's up soon :w00t: but Im not 100% the service was done at the garage in the sense , the car was meant to have a oil change but I'm wondering if they just topped it up as its black. for something that had an oil change less than 1000 miles ago I would expect it to still be clean,

    But anyway, just called the local Audi intendant garage and they quoted £175 for an oil change ... because you cant just change the oil ?

    WTF !

    is that right ? really ??

    What is the best oil for the engine ? will do it myself lol
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    If its a diesel car, that's perfectly normal to go black immediately after a service.
     
  3. markm,

    markm, Member

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    Thanks for the heads up,,,, is it lol . different cars I know, but I had clear Mobil1 after 9000 miles on my old Insignia BiTurbo ! is there anyway of knowing for sure if it was changed. they deffo reset the computer on the dash ?

    cheers
     
  4. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yea a diesel will change the oil black as soon as you fire it up.

    A little trick to help check if your oil has been changed, drive it around a bit to let the oil circulate. Get a white piece paper. Pull your dip stick out and let the oil drip onto the paper. Let it soak up on the paper. The paper acts as filter. If you can see dirty particles in the paper, it may need changing. Difficult to really tell with a diesel, easier with a petrol vehicle.
     
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  5. ENZO

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    I also would like to know why an oil change at Audi is so expensive?

    Standard service last time for me was something like £159
    Oil change was like an extra £100+
     
  6. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I am not trying to justify Audi's cost of an Oil change but you gotta take into account, the actual time to change the oil (probably charged at a £100 an hour), the disposal of the old oil (can't just be chucked down the drain) and the new oil (cost may vary depnding on what type of oil you need/want)

    Obviously you can save about 70% of that cost if you do it yourself, which I guess is most of us!?
     
  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    They have allot of costs associated with running a dealership, training staff, audi specified tools to utilise, courteousy cars, IT infrastructure, etc etc, allot of costs most indy's do not have, so the costs will be higher, let alone making it all look pretty to entice a would be buyer into the showroom, if it was tin pot shack nobody would buy cars from there & audi wouldn't be so maybe a prestigious of brand.
     
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  8. The Governor

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    They also have to pay for all the fit birds.
     
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  9. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Certainly not the case at Five Oaks Audi!
     
  10. Tonka Toy

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    ...nor the case at Audi West London when I bought my car three months ago!!!!
     
  11. autolatry

    autolatry Active Member

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    Bradford and Huddersfield Audi dealerships are dripping with *****
    The receptionists any way
     
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  12. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Oil service used to be £99 for a while at AUDI, a price that is worth thinking about if you want to keep AUDI SH - now it's £149 it is too dear to justify IMO.

    The cost of the oil to a dealer is low as its bought in bulk wholesale, as is a filter. An oil change on a ramp can be done in as little as 20 minutes. Even at cost to me, a genuine filter and the right Quantum oil from TPS is around £35 (so the dealer gets it cheaper still, say a pessimistic £30), assuming an easy 30minutes job, that is £120 for half an hour, or £240/hr. Nice easy work for the trainees too!

    In the US oil changes are done like wiping your windscreen, it really is a simple job and no amount of overheads can justify £149 for an oil change. You'd probably be able to haggle with them anyway, they are often ringing me canvassing for servicing.
     
  13. The Governor

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    We should do a Audi-Fit-Bird tour and review.
     
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  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Brighton Audi has a stunning blonde in service now by the name of Holly, she's a lovely woman :)
     
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  15. MorkC68

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    I guess two out of Derby Audi get a tick in e box :friends:
     
  16. Tonka Toy

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    Sounds like someone's in love??? :yes:
     
  17. S3_Jacko

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    Glasgow birds in Audi are fit also..... As for training tho forget it... If they can sit on a stool amd smile then they're hired... Airheads!

    Sorry to move slightly off track! Haha
     
  18. The Governor

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    We need to get some sort of Audi Dealer calendar going lol
     
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  19. Furkz

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    Crawley Audi is full of sluts. Trust me ;-)
     
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  20. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint quattro s tronic saloon Audi S6

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    Oil change estimate at audi:

    4 Litres Oil - £56
    Drive vehicle to service area £12.50
    Raise ramp £10
    Drain existing oil £35
    Labour of carrying bottles to waiting vehicle on ramp £5 each
    Labour of unscrewing bottle caps £5 each
    Labour of discarding empty bottles £5 each
    Tea Break
    Replace oil cap £5
    Test dipstick £5
    wipe it £5
    test again £5
    Lower Ramp £10
    Drive vehicle back out of service area £12.50
    Print receipt £3

    total £174

    About right? lmao
     
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  21. slinemfc

    slinemfc Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Will keep an eye out next week at MOT time!

    I had heard such things...
     
  22. Furkz

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    But Worthing Audi is best for customer service
     
  23. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah you'll need to roll the tongue in a little, lol.

    Yeah I know the head of biz down in worthing, top bloke, used to be at Brighton, who are better out of the caffyns branches tbh.
     
  24. markm,

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    I may be a newbie to Audi lol

    [​IMG]
     
  25. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I respect Holly to much to do that, unless she says I can :)
     
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  26. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    What oil are Audi using now for the S3? The first year i had Mobil, last service it was Shell Helix, are they now using Castrol? LOL
     
  27. the_cueball

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    you have really low standards! they're all minging!! lol
     
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  28. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    Guess I need to pop to Crawley Audi sometime then?!

    Several votes for Tonbridge Audi, some of the lady staff there are gorgeous, sassy and quite smart too!
     
  29. Furkz

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    FRIENDZONED!!!! :lmfao:
     
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  30. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Hey some of us respect some women lmao.
     
  31. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint quattro s tronic saloon Audi S6

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    when i bought some last week it was Helix 5w30 which apparently "goes in absolutely everything audi now.. even the R8" he says lol. yeah thanks mate just gief teh oil thanks!
     
  32. Furkz

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    some of us are married :lmfao: (my mrs actually told e to put that reply)
     
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  33. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah & some of us were with an Italian woman for 9 years, so I trumped you, unless your wife is also Italian lol.
     
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  34. Furkz

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    winner.. but at least you got away :)
     
  35. NHN

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    Not entirely & never will as we had/have a stunningly beautiful & the center of my world daughter, the main issue with the ex was her family, cretins of unbelievable proportion, but that's not for discussion or I'd end up walking out of my house & decking the 1st person I see lol.
     
  36. slinemfc

    slinemfc Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Well, bringing it back to nicer thoughts for NHN, Holly is as described :w00t:
     
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  37. NHN

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    Oh that's made my day, she's a stunning woman huh, smile alone does the trick, very nice person in general :)
     
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  38. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Photo?
     
  39. Furkz

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    think this has been discussed above lol
     
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  40. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Now there's more than one suitor this should be possible, perhaps one taken from afar with a zoom :jester:
     

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