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Vag Specialist or trusted local garage?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3ster, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. A3ster

    A3ster Member

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    Im goint to book my 1.8T in for a full service and have a few questions in what to expect.

    Firstly who do I go to, Local trusted garage or VAG specialist or performance/turbo specialist?

    Secondly when changing the oil will they flush it through or just drain and replace? And will the "average garage" make sure its the correct oil or just fill up with magnatec?

    Is it worth getting all the sparks and other items included in a full service or should I just go for a standard service?

    Sorry for being anal but this is the first sevice since ive had the car :)
     
  2. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Active Member

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    I have been going to a specialist & getting my trusted local to do any additional work required (minors things). Main dealers are a waste of time they just look at the numbers.

    Generally it is expected to have the engine flushed mine was through a specialist.
     
  3. A3ster

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    Ok,

    does anyone know the nearest place in Suffolk to be specific Ipswich that is a specialist?
     
  4. Aaronipswich

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    You could try Jabbasport in Peterborough
     
  5. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    i took mine to polar ford as me m8 works there also the zetecs use the same oil so that was free.

    my service included.

    Haldex oil/filter change
    gearbox oil change
    engine oil and filter change
    pollen filter change
    spark plugs change
    full diagnostics on car
    fuel filter change
    fluids checked
    tyre presures checked
    and full engine check over

    most garages will do a good service i did get a price with awesome gti who are vag specialist they were £100 more expensive than getting it done through ford, got a price of few local garages that were between 90-40 pound cheaper than awesome gti.

    awesome gti price £250
    my price at ford £150
    Dearest local garage £210
    Cheapest local garage £160
     

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