Great value?


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Jumped in the S3 this morning to find the oil change light on at 15K miles. I rang the dealer for a quote. That will be £290 +VAT sir for a first service which constitutes an oil change and pollen filter.

Is the pollen filter gold plated or am I missing something?

I realise running an S car is a little higher than normal but £348 bucks for two filters and some oil!!

Anybody had a better quote?


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Phone around and get them to match the dealer that is cheaper.....

I used to get the oil change service on TTRS for around £125-£160.

Also ask them how much they are charging for the oil, you might find that the parts department sell the same oil for cheaper!! Or just find out how much you need and bring your own, loads of deals for oil from Halfords etc with cashback aswell.

The thing I found amazingly stupid was that the first oil change was quoted at 45 mins but the next one (same service) was quoted 55 mins!!! so it takes longer to fill car with oil 18k miles later.....amazing!!

The Challinor

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May be worth looking at service plans mate, work out a lot cheaper depending on package


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First service on my 1.4 A3 was £160 for an oil and filter change. I guess an S3 might be more expensive, but can't see it being over double!


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No reason why an S3 oil change should be that different. OK sump requires 5.7 litres.
IMHO... Rip off.

With car ramp, both filter changes should take no longer than 30mins. In fact access to pollen filter is so much easier than previous A3.


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The one and only service I had on my previous A3 2.0TDI-170 was in July 2013 at 18,500 miles and the total cost was £304.99
This was made up of £142.56 for labour, £63.96 for long-life oil, £47.64 for other parts plus £50.83 VAT.
I then traded it in for my current A3 before the next service was due. I had that A3 for 2.1 years so the service costs were £145.23 per year.


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The op does state that the quote was for a first service not just a oil and filter change...