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

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by markm,, Mar 14, 2014.

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

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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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    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+
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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!?
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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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    They also have to pay for all the fit birds.
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    Certainly not the case at Five Oaks Audi!
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    ...nor the case at Audi West London when I bought my car three months ago!!!!
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    Bradford and Huddersfield Audi dealerships are dripping with *****
    The receptionists any way
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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.
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    We should do a Audi-Fit-Bird tour and review.
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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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    I guess two out of Derby Audi get a tick in e box :friends:
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    Sounds like someone's in love??? :yes:
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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
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    We need to get some sort of Audi Dealer calendar going lol
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    Crawley Audi is full of sluts. Trust me ;-)
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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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    Will keep an eye out next week at MOT time!

    I had heard such things...
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    But Worthing Audi is best for customer service
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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.
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    I may be a newbie to Audi lol

    [​IMG]
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    I respect Holly to much to do that, unless she says I can :)
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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
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    you have really low standards! they're all minging!! lol
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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!
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    FRIENDZONED!!!! :lmfao:
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    Hey some of us respect some women lmao.
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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!
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    some of us are married :lmfao: (my mrs actually told e to put that reply)
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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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    winner.. but at least you got away :)
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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.
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    Well, bringing it back to nicer thoughts for NHN, Holly is as described :w00t:
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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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    think this has been discussed above lol
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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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