Interesting, I respect your opinion but in my eyes, even thought paying a premium for some very simple task such as changing oil and etc, if I was buying any car and it was all carried out by a dealership then it would give me some strong indication the car has been looked after. I know there are other well trained and qualified mechanics which can do the job as half the price but you can't be too careful who does what exactly.
Anyway back onto the subject, no I wouldn't know what brand are those parts. ETKA doesn't give any information.
I think it depends how long you plan on owning the car. If you plan on selling within 3 years then I'd be looking to get full Audi servicing. After 5years i think as long as regular servicing its less important.
Like with my 8P which i sold at 10 years, I will probably get Audi servicing for 3-5 years, then get a local garage to service past that point.
The last car I kept long enough to be out of warranty was my Golf VR6 back in 1994-98. Since then all my cars have been serviced by the my dealer. It certainly makes life easier if any work is required under warranty or re-call as they already know the car and it's history.
Checked the service schedule this evening and the only items replaced at the first variable service (circa 19k miles) are the pollen filter, oil filter and engine oil. They do all the standard checks as well like brakes, tyres etc but it's a very short list. This would cost me £300.
I have arranged to get it done at an independent for £120, which includes: oil filter, engine oil, fuel filter, pollen filter, air filter + all the Audi checks and several others. All OEM parts purchased through Audi (although at trade prices).
Now I know it's personal opinion but I couldn't justify spending an extra £180 for an inferior service. I for one will never use a main dealer for servicing, haven't done for years and don't intend to in the future.
i normally buy the original parts and do it myself if not busy,
or take to a local garage who do the service and checking and stamp the book..
then im rest assured its alldone..
i dont believe in dealer prices , or their workmanship..