Independent Garages item created by Sandra, Mar 18, 2019
Pros - Thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and a really nice guy!
Cons - Nil
Alex, at VAG Car coding, was super helpful and knowledgeable. As well as doing the standard coding session, explaining everything as he went along, he also helped me out with the Hold Assist retrofit that I had had problems finishing off.
I'm usually fairly precious about handing my car over to someone else to work on, but Alex's care and attention to detail quickly put me at ease.
Very easy to chat to and clearly knows his stuff. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Pros - Very professional.
Cons - Non to comment on.
Alex was very professional in the way he went about his work and certainly knows his stuff.
He was very efficient and the job was done to the highest possible standard.
He was also very friendly, held conversation really well which made for him to be a likeable chap.
Overall, I was extremely pleased and satisfied with the work of which he carried out on my car, so with this said, I would highly recommend his work. No matter even if you have to travel a fair distance as I did.
Pros - Car rides much better, less crashy and nicer transition through corners
Cons - None
After lowering my rs3 the suspension felt more crashy than usual. The re calibration made a big improvement in ride quality and better transition in corners.
The job was done remotely as I'm on the other side of the world in Australia.
We did have latency issues with the connection which made the job very slow and took 2 attempts. Alex was very patient and got the job done.
I offered to pay more to the excessive time taken but he refused, so I should say below that I effectively got a 100% discount.
Pros - top lad knows his stuff and some... fixed my problem then help with suspension absolute gent. very friendly and professional.
Cons - none what so ever
so I attempted to code rain closing my car to no avail. and ended up buggering it up.
so I contacted alex at vag car coding and he sorted my problems out
he also calibrated my mage ride as my car is lowered it turns out when it was lowered it wasn't calibrated but now it rides excellent, night and dau comparison.
would 100% recommend.
Pros - Trust, Knowledge, Approchable, Helpful, Value for money, Goes the extra Mile, Explains every step, You get more than you bargained for!
Cons - I doubt you will ever find a con!
MMi MIBII Update.
Vehicle:2015, Audi A6, 3.0, Quattro, Black Edition, 272
I bought my first Audi in October 2019, ever since I have been looking through the Audi forums to see what tweaks are possible. The main block I found was adding Apple Car Play.
There were so many different posts saying it just needs activated, you need additional hardware, you need to install an additional mic, it all depends on what mmi system you have, the year of the car, the firmware version, the list goes on and on.
With the current lock down, I have had some time to search and find the right answers, or so I thought!
While looking through the posts the common reviews were for Vag Car Coding.
I called the number and spoke to Alex. Within 5 minutes Alex had answered all the question I had been searching and more! He explained I had a MIBII unit which would support Apple Car Play! Then Alex noticed the accent difference. On guessing I wasn't close by (I live in Scotland) after a discussion of how we could proceed during the non-essential travel ban he offered me to send the unit to him, he could do everything I wanted and return the unit.
Now my issue would normally have been trust as I have never met Alex or even seen his premises. After chatting on the phone, I had full confidence everything would be fine!
I sent the unit to off by Royal Mail, it was delivered the next morning, I then started receiving WhatsApp pictures of the progress and everything completed. The unit was then posted back the same day!
The unit is back in the car, with everything working better than it ever did!
I can now personally recommend Alex to the whole of the Audi community with confidence that they will receive more than the best service possible at the best value for money!
Pros - good value for money
Alex was very helpful and knowledgable, clearly knows what he is doing, I had auto light with new switch and sensor fitting along with coding and mmi control for footwell lights
A1 would use again and would highly recommed
have other retrofits in mind so well be visiting again soon
Pros - Absolutely Fantastic - determined to find a solution!
I had previously contacted Alex to have the Audi Sound System coded in on my S3 and was absolutely delighted with the service he provided. However, not content to stop there, I decided to install door and footwell lighting. Once again, Alex came to the rescue and was able to assist me with the coding. Living in Cardiff I thought I was going to have to make a trip to London to get this sorted. However, as I have VCDS, Alex was able to log in to my PC and program the car remotely. Needless to say I was delighted not to have to make the drive to London.
This is the second time Alex has assisted me with coding for my car. I cannot recommend him enough. What I thought would be a 10-15 minute job took a couple of hours. Alex was determined to sort it out and get it working. No prizes for guessing that he succeeded.
Very, very helpful and knowledgeable. A big 'thank you' from me. Thoroughly recommended
Pros - It’s just brilliant
So my car was lowered on Eibach Sportline lowering springs which has made a huge difference in the way the car handles and looks. It now looks like it should have done from the factory. So I called Alex to get the mag ride recalibrated which was carried out on Wednesday evening this week. Alex had said to me that a 2mm difference in ride height can really confuse the mag ride calibration. So mag ride recalibration was carried out and what a difference. This is night and day. So if your thinking about lowering your car with mag ride suspension then please get Alex in to do his magic you won’t be disappointed.
I can’t recommend him highly enough
Pros - Great attention to detail, trustworthy
Cons - None yet
I contacted Alex about some work on my RS3 and he provided me a very thorough phone and email quotation and dissuaded me from a couple of things which shows he knows his stuff - he won’t just fit pointless things or garbage.
Anyway, he came to me and I left the car with him all day - you know when you just have a feeling that someone is a good guy - based upon his reviews and his approach, punctual, thorough, I wasn’t bothered at all.
Alex completed the work and the value of what I got I think was very fair indeed.
Don’t hesitate to use him.
Pros - Knowledge you will not find anywhere else, VAG don’t know their tools as well as Alex does.
Cons - Absolutely none.
Great guy.. best knowledge in the business with all the tools. I think you’d struggle to find a main dealer that knows how to use their own tools as well as Alex does and what’s best, it’s all approved and warranty friendly with him being authorised.
Helped me out with Magnetic Ride recalibration, supply and fit of a start stop memory module and solemn other minor coding.
Will forever recommend and return.
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