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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by StateOfPlay, Nov 8, 2009.

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    [Nov 8, 2009]
    Just had my car serviced as the service light came on the driver information screen. It's first service! 15000 miles.

    Obviously with such a lovely car I want to keep a full service history, so went to an Audi main dealer.

    £263 for a Longlife service, and 2 new tyres for £280, total service £540!

    Havig had company cars for a few years now I forgot how much servicing costs!
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    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    Audi dealers are doing this fixed price servicing but I never know if the "major service" includes the "variable longlife" one! If it does they should have charged you £199.00.

    I would never get tyres from a dealer but just out of interest what sort of tyres did you get and what size are they ?
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    [Nov 8, 2009]
    I got Dunlop 235/45 ZR 17 94Y

    The service I had was called an Audi Variable Lube Service replacing oil and pollen filters. Lord knows why you need pollen filters i a friggin convertible!
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    [Nov 8, 2009]
    Thats nothing my car takes 9 litres of oil!!
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    Bet you look forward to your service then lol
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    [Nov 9, 2009]
    Yeah the service should be £199 - you'll have to tell them that though as they try their luck. I first got told £280 by the dealer then when I pointed out it should be £199, they said "oh of course, you can have it for £199 then" - cheeky buggers!
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    [Nov 9, 2009]
    Apparently the 3.0 Tdi is one of the most expensive to service other than the rs4 :scared2:, audi wanted £180 to change my oil!!
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    [Nov 9, 2009]
    Stafford do an interim service for £99 (including parts):

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-Interim-...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item587e46490e

    I think the major service is £199 as at other dealers. It pays to ring a couple to get prices first as some offer deals and some don't.

    The tyres didn't sound too bad on price, you may have got them for a bit less from an independant but I doubt by much. Obviously you can get cheaper 'budget' tyres but I'd avoid them at all costs as they can be dangerous especially in the wet.
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    Oh, so I was robbed then! Won't go there again, will try Vindis next time.
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    Cripes! Drive slowly my man!
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    [Nov 9, 2009]
    Yeah, I could have saved a score if I had gone elsewhere, but it would have involved driving to another place and would probably have cost just short of that in petrol:laugh:
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    [Nov 10, 2009]
    My 2.0T FSI is going in on Thursday this week, and i was told £199 from the start, with a car off them for 24 hours!

    And this is a 90K service, new plugs, oil, filters.

    It never ends up costing £199 tho!
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    [Nov 10, 2009]
    Quote from Audi UK
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    Making sure your Audi keeps performing to its highest capabilities is important to us, which is why we’ve reviewed our nationwide prices to ensure we offer the best levels of service and affordability.

    There are no hidden charges, and wherever you are in the country you’ll now benefit from a fixed price for the following services:

    • Major service - £199
    • Interim service - £99
    • Brake pads (Front or Rear) - £99
    • Brake fluid change - £49
    • Cambelt - £329

    Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you, and your car, will receive the highest level of care and attention.
    "
    audi . co . uk /audi/uk/en2/owners_area/Servicing_with_Audi/pricing.html
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    Buggers! I was charged as follows:

    Carried out AUDI variable lube service with inspection, to the manufacturers specification replacing the oil and pollen filters £147 + VAT

    Replacement of both front tyres £20 + VAT

    Filteroil £6.80 Element £11.35 Sump Plug £1.14 TOTAL £19.29 + VAT

    Tyres £226.10 + VAT

    Shell Ultra Oil £62.56 + VAT

    Total £475.01
    VAT £71.25

    So by my reckoning, the service part totals £147 + £19.29 + £62.56 + VAT = £263.17

    Not exactly £199!
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    [Nov 12, 2009]
    Mine is going in today for its second service. I’m sure they quoted £280 on the phone so I shall question this when I book it in tonight and see what they say.
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    [Nov 12, 2009]
    I just spoke to my Audi dealer, they said the service (2nd 34000 miles) would be £302. I asked about the Audi fixed price servicing and was told that only applies to fixed servicing not variable services as they use long life oil and have to do more. L
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    [Nov 12, 2009]
    Ah right, so that's why it was more than £199. £302 seems a lot though!
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    [Nov 12, 2009]
    I know I've read somewhere that Audi UK did confirm that this did include AVS! I'll see if I can find it....
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    [Nov 12, 2009]
    My 2.0tdi 170 (2007) is due it's 3rd service (58k miles) dealers have quoted...

    £330
    £234 (same dealer also mentioned £199 when confirming the booking)

    Is the £199 not for cars over 3 yrs old though ??
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    Pjmspeedy, please do I collect it tomorrow It would be great to have something haggle with. The cheeky gits then offered me a monthly payment scheme to save money. 3 services for £1051.72 !!! even at their rip off service rates of £302 that only makes £906 how does that save me exactly? Oh hold on i get more benfits ... 10% off accessories no thank you!, 10% off tyres errr no thank you. Free vehicle heath check!? And what do i pay £302 for a service for??, free wash and vac every time your car is with us! .. Don’t touch my car!! I’ll wash it myself thanks (with out a gritty sponge) , Free Courtesy car or collection or delivery.. hello what did I drive home in today after dropping my car off for a service! And breath <\end rant> J:wtf:
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    Yeah, I just read that on AUDI website, cars over 3 years.

    Still, they lent me a TT roadster, so I wasn't too put out lol
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    I was charged £320 each time for the 1st and 2nd service, they had the cheek to ask for an additional £50 to replace the fuel filter on the 2nd service. (got my jaguar techy mate to purchase (£20) and changeover for me)

    I didn't get £320 of service hence taking it elswhere to another VAG dealer for £234.
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    [Nov 13, 2009]
    Ok Audi just phoned front brake pads 75% worn £170
    Multitronic oil change required at 40K £202 ouch!

    2nd variable service £302

    Total £674

    I think I’ll get the book stamped for the service and get the pads fitted by my friend (who works for Audi). Just the gearbox oil. After reading around it looks like I have to get this done and probably best by Audi. Anyone else had the gearbox oil changed? And how much?
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    They don't include the 2.5 V6 TDI though, so £395 for me :crying:
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    [Nov 17, 2009]
    If you google the fixed price service, it shows you all the prices etc - Pads are "£99"...

    Seems like depending on where you go they're thieving barstewards…. :nunu:
    Fortunately my dealer is ok, but you do have to quote the prices or you get their prices!

    http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/owners_area/Servicing_with_Audi/pricing.html
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    [Nov 17, 2009]
    The prices relate to cars over 3 years old. So it is cheaper to service older cars than newer cars? Is that because they rarely find any "extra" work in newer models under warranty so need to charge more?
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    Anyone else had the gearbox oil changed? And how much?[/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE]

    I had mine done last week, £171 for the multitronic gearbox oil change & £49 for Brake fluid
    (2006 A4 2.0 tdi avant) This was at Hitchin Audi
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    Just had mine done today and it was about £85 ish
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    [Nov 21, 2009]
    Had my 2007 2.0TDi 170 B7 serviced during the week.

    Charged £199 (I thought this was for cars over 3yrs only) turns out this is an Audi RRP and AN others choose to inflate this price.

    Previously I've been charged £320 iirc for a 20k and 40k service needless to say I'll be sticking with the £199 dealer, much better service and no hard sell on the 4 tyres needing replaced (£157 each, the other dealer previously quoted £265 for these !).

    It pays to shop about.
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