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New pads - £udi want all the ££££

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by imported_CurryMilkShake, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. So the A4 is in for service today - 2nd service, 31k or so total.

    Just had a call from the dea£er - saying the brakelinings are on 90%worn (F) and 86% (R) - would I like to have them done today.

    Ok, sez I, whats the damage

    £156 for the Front and £126 for the rear..

    £uck me, sez I, that seems a bit steep, how much of that is labour?

    £73 and some, for the £ronts, same again for the back, says my helpful friend. (as in, helping himself to the contents of my wallet)

    Suggested that they might like to leave it and I will have them done when I have my tyres done next week, not at £udi, and he immediately knocks £50 labour off the job..

    Now forgive my cynicism, but is it normal to leave £50 headroom on a job like that just in case the customer whinges? How many of us just pay what we're asked?

    I know this isnt even my ££, its a company car, but thats not the point - and I will now become a whinger who ALWAYS complains that something is too expensive just to se what happens. I mean, if you can save the price of a tankful of fuel, on as simple a job as a set of pads, just by stating it seems expensive, then something is clearly wrong!

    Is this normal practice???
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  2. OK have just picked it up

    actually quite pleased - hadnt realised how much the pads had degraded!!

    Still think £677 for a 30,000 service is a bit steep, even including brake pads, and after a £50 labour discount..
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  3. mikeA2B
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    Sounds a little steep mate

    I paid a local tech £200 to do a full service to my A4, this included all the filters, synth oil change, Lucas front pad change, top up all levels and a VAG-Com check / reset- he reassured me that he uses all VAG approved parts and carries out work as per elsawin workshop instructions so it shouldnt affect my warranty altho the warranty has now expired.
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    Think you have still been ripped off mate. I had my pads front and rears done private from a master audi tech...£150 quid all in /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Had my 30k service done only thing they left out was the air filter which i will get my own guy to do and it was due an mot so they had to check everything anyway. They wanted for full service £280 and said no i only want the lub service thanks so i got charged £159 for service and MOT!!! All other checks were done due to MOT anyway so it was ok. I was a happy chappy with that result. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    If you really want to be upset, click HERE and scroll down to see the price of S4 OEM pads :

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    How do they get it so cheap?!?!?!
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    [ QUOTE ]
    £uck me, sez I, that seems a bit steep, how much of that is labour?

    £73 and some, for the £ronts, same again for the back, says my helpful friend. (as in, helping himself to the contents of my wallet)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's not too bad for a franchised dealer - We charge .8 of a hour for front pads (Within a service) on most stuff , that's £78.96 to you sir. Ker Ching /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Or 1.1 hours if booked in only for the pads.............

    I might add I dont work for a vag dealership either!

    Sometimes I don't know how I sleep at night.

    BUB /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    better start saving now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    Good god you could do them yourself for £50, get the pads from europarts, its a doddle of a job!!!
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