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    Hi peeps. Does anybody on here know how this mot protection works? I bought my approved used A4 s-line 7 months ago & the salesman told me it has mot protection which would cover repairs up to £750 should my car fail it's mot. I've been reading up on this on some other forums and some people seem to think this applies to the NEXT mot, so if it fails this mot does that mean I'm gonna have to pay out for repairs? Cheers
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    I haven't had an MOT yet but the protection was explained to me recently when I picked my car up from a repair. The first MOT is not protected so should anything arise then you will have to foot the bill (not necessarily with Audi though). After the initial MOT any faults found (not including fair wear and tear. eg tyres) would be covered under the protection. The MOTs at my local dealership are £50 so I'm gonna go for it. They also told me an age limit which for the life of me I cannot remember, maybe upto 8 years old???
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    Hi jwash. It sounds like a big con then because audi will just go over the car with a toothpick and replace parts (even if they don't need replaced) so it will sail through the next mot. Would I lose my warranty if I got it mot'd at my local vag specialist & god forbid if it fails would the warranty be affected if I got my them to do the repairs. My warranty runs out in January and my service is due in December so I am gonna risk losing my last months warranty by getting my local specialist to service my car (been using them for years, they know audis inside out). But my mot is due in September and I'm worried if I don't use audi I will lose 4 months warranty:(
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    I have it on mine, I think it's worth the money. My first I had which wasn't covered flew through with only a small chip to the windscreen on the advisory. So I don't believe they will con you as even though this is Audi all MOT stations have to meet certain regulations and are open to appeals and investigations from vosa if a high number of people complained against a garage. The last one had a shock replaced FOC. Which at audi rates was defiantly worth the cost of an slightly inflated mot by approx £10.
    So to answer the original post. If your salesman said your car is covered, you will be covered when your current one expires.
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    So would you still qualify for protected mot next year if you were to get a vag specialist to service your car and just use audi for mot's?
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    Technically yes, the exclusions I can remember are your car must be serviced in accordance of the manufacturers guidelines (using genuine parts) and it must be a vat registered garage. Proof of the services would be essential. Other exclusions were less than 10 years old and less than 150000 miles.

    Not trying to promote on behalf of audi but I service mine through them as their fixed priced servicing is competitive for cars over 3 years old and 2.0l and under. If yours is young enough and under a certain mileage you can buy a service plan to cover two services, one intrim and one major for about £300. A major on its own is just over 300 so effectively your get a service for £150 a year for two years.
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    My local vag specialist only uses audi parts, will not touch a car unless you are prepared to use genuine parts. Sounds like a good service plan but I've had a few issues with my local dealer so I would rather use a vag specialist.
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    I have it on my S3 and its been excellent! The cover applies from the first MOT onwards, so you have to wait a year to get the benefit But its pretty much free anyway? Last MOT I had a sticking rear caliper on my S3 so they replaced the caliper, discs (one had been 'ruined' by the sticking caliper) and of course pads. Saved me a fortune and there was no quibble. No brainer in my view.

    They offer it to keep you tied to the dealership, in my experience my dealer is pretty honest re passing or failing.
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