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Second Service - Main Dealer or Specialist?

dpeilow May 13, 2006

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Member

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    Got my second AVS service coming up, but I know some other work needs doing. If I get it done at a specialist like Fountain will it make a hell of a lot of difference to resale value?

    Dave
     
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    None whatsoever, specialist stamps are equivalent if not better than main dealer, shows you've really looked after your baby.
     
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    None whatsoever, specialist stamps are equivalent if not better than main dealer, shows you've really looked after your baby.

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    To you, me, and other enthusiasts, yes. I generally agree with you.

    But if you intend selling your car privately a lot of less-educated buyers might prefer the Audi stamp.
     
  4. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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    I had my second AVS at a dealer, and had the full 40k service too at the same time.

    This was enough to see it out of factory warranty, as now I intend to get it serviced at a bosch specialist..
     
  5. neil.c

    neil.c Senior

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    The less educated private buyers may well think that a dealer service stamp means full service history, what about brake fluid and haldex oil ?
     
  6. stressfrees3

    stressfrees3 Member

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    I went to fontain in Slough and the service was ace.everything as per audi requirements + its cheaper.....I'll go back any time
     
  7. Timbo

    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    [ QUOTE ]
    The less educated private buyers may well think that a dealer service stamp means full service history, what about brake fluid and haldex oil ?

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    Quite. The dealer wouldn't bother with either unless specifically.asked in my experience.
     
  8. I have my car service by the Cambridge dealers. They do insist on brake fluid and haldex oil changes every service for me.... I have done 17k miles since the last service (2 years ago). My DIS tells I've got another 1000miles before my next service.
    Apparently the way I drive it (i.e. slow) makes it go on for longer between services.
     

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