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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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  3. 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..
  4. mikeA2B

    mikeA2B Member

    Aug 26, 2004
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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.
  5. CJ A4

    CJ A4 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2004
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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
  6. scoTTy

    scoTTy Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    If you really want to be upset, click HERE and scroll down to see the price of S4 OEM pads :


    How do they get it so cheap?!?!?!
  7. [ 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
  8. kenny_boon

    kenny_boon Active Member

    Jul 26, 2005
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    better start saving now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
  9. Audination

    Audination Member

    Oct 30, 2004
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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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