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RS3 servicing - Berkshire & Bucks area

Discussion in 'RS3 Forum' started by tee-bee, Apr 10, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    Time to bring in my RS3 for first service.. can anyone recommend a decent indie Audi specialists around the Berks/Bucks area?

    Had a quote from Audi Slough for close to £400 for change of engine oil, filter, sparkplugs & pollen filter.

    Is it worth going that path..?
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    Not FIRST Service items: sparkplugs and/or pollen filter

    My FIRST Service (oil change and check over) cost £197.99 at Stafford Audi

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    yea, rang my audi slough and provided them my reg nos.

    They did a check on their system and said I needed those.. sounds like a major service for that kind of monies.

    Can you confirm what was required for first service?

    Cheers
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    My first and second service is free ?.?,2years free servicing with audi when i bought the car ...
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    C'mon tee-bee, read your Audi Service Schedule booklet...


    See page 7, this details work required at: 19,000 miles and/or 2-years (no spark plugs and/or pollen filter for the RS3)


    Now see page 9, detailing the replacement of spark plugs for all (petrol engine) models; the RS3 is clearly shown as 19,000 miles and/or 6-years.


    I doubt your at 6-years, so, what's your mileage?

    If it's 19,000 miles then it's plugs...

    It's all in your Audi Service Schedule booklet...

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    So you paid for the servicing when you purchased the car! Oh yes you did!!!
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    Say, any RS3 owners here changed their rims?
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    Probally john and gap insurance as well ,so thats where the 2k deposit went lol
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    Try A.R.M in Newbury. I used to bring my Megane RS there but they also have an Audi specialist.
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    What sort of long life engine oil should we use for our RS3?
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    Another newbie query.. will I void my warranty if I was to go for an indy specialist to service my RS3?
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    Hi, No you won't as long as whoever does it follows the Proper Audi service schedule to the letter and uses OEM parts or equivelent.
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    You'll only know that when you have a warranty issue; no matter what anyone else may say, it'll be you who'll neeed to fight your corner...
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    Yea on the safe side, I'll go with official Audi for servicing.. then switch over after the warranty expires...
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    That's the way ta do it!
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    You will unless the garage you use is an authorised Audi UK franchise and importantly you have a dealer stamp to correspond with that service. It's not just about following the service schedule or using OEM parts, it is about the work done on the car and workmanship involved and if not done by Audi apporved technicians (most ex Master tech's don't classify as that when they leave the Audi Group) then it may void warranty as the quality of workmanship cannot be guaranteed.

    Doesn't matter than most independent will do as good as or better a job, they are not in Audi or their frnachisees employ.
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    Speak to Southampton Audi, my first service was £201...
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    Simon @ AMD Technik Woking, straight down the A322 Bracknell road, they work on power cars all the time.
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