pleasant trip to the dealer today, talked through some options re: extending the warranty etc, as Im looking to buy my car from work.. They confirmed without hesitation this business of the warranty being unaffected if you choose to go to specialists for the servicing, as long as they use the official parts, and service it in accordance witht he official schedule.. The savings are gonna be significant (Southampton Audi charge £96/hour labour - specialists often just a third of that..) However - while I have a specialist at the end of my road, and the dealer is a 30mile drive.. so the concept really appeals.. has anyone any experience of pursuing warranty claims after taking the choice to move away from main dealer servicing? Im a little nervous, despite their assurance that this is acceptable.. ANd has anyone experience of the VW/Audi specialist place in Ferndown, Dorset?!