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    Audi Service

    Looking to get my audi S3 serviced. It's at 123,000kms so I believe it needs a major done. Fluids sparks filters etc?

    Car has a mostly audi stamped history, woul I be best stick with main dealer? Audi south want 350 for a major service, full health check and road side assistance added for "free". Plus I get to drink their coffee and bottled water while I wait.

    Or has anyone got an indie that knows their way around an audi?

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    I’m sure some will say go to a reputable VAG independent specialist (there aren’t that many in Ireland) but €350 is fairly reasonable for a full service and they will prob give you a courtesy car if you give enough notice ... how much realistically would you save with an Indy provided there is one near you...


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    What exactly is included at that 350? If its just spark plugs and the fuel, air and oil filter that's expensive if they are going to do other things like a full break bleed and maybe a coolant change then it's a ok price.

    I believe some of the major services also include gearbox oil.


    Just recently did a 'b3' Mercedes service and it called for cabin and brake fluid flush. Both of which I'd doubt main dealers would have done had it been dropped in even though its what Mercedes call for.

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    Try Grahamo? Our resident vag man. Based near Rathfarnham.

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    Check price on https://www.audiservice.ie/ - sometimes online pricing is better than quoted directly by the dealer.

    Neither DSG or brakes flush would be included in this price. DSG alone is around 300 quid.

    I don't think there is any indy here who can update history on their servers (i.e. my A7 doesn't even have a physical service book - all history is in myaudi app).

    I personally stick to Audi for two main reasons: 1) if something goes wrong you have some chances of their contribution 2) their cross European mobility guarantee gives extra peace of mind (I'm on the continent twice a year)

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    DSG service with filter, a lot cheaper than an apprentice in an
    Audi dealer...
    Reduction...., would cover AA euro recovery.... and a happy meal..

    *going on price above*

    Can’t rescue you from France though... flat out fixing VAG stuff for cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcooba View Post
    DSG alone is around 300 quid.

    I don't think there is any indy here who can update history on their servers (i.e. my A7 doesn't even have a physical service book - all history is in myaudi app).

    We do the DSG Service, with genuine oil and filter, a lot cheaper that that.

    We can also update the Audi Digital service records too, and to be honest, and decent independent garage should be able to do this also.

    IMO you are better going to a Specialist Independent Garage with a car like this. Audi, in my experience, haven't got the interest in cars of this age, and a lot of they're staff may not have ever even worked on an 8P S3, due to them being that little bit older now. Whereas we see many,many 2.0TFSI cars, and even my own daily is an 8P S3 with some Mods.
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    I'm sure the Audi coffee is a lot better but I got the DSG service done on the Golf R for maybe €170 or thereabouts by a VW main dealer.
    I'm with the resistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doc View Post

    We can also update the Audi Digital service records too, and to be honest, and decent independent garage should be able to do this also.
    That’s good to know - I wasn’t aware of anyone (at least in Dublin) who can do that. Can you pm me your garage details?

    And I do agree for older cars main dealer doesn’t necessarily make sense. My 2nd car is looked after by my trusted specialist indie.

    In my case peace of mind argument is coming from experience - in last decade I was stuck twice on German autobahns. I doubt it’s relevant for most folks here though.


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    one thing to think about is DIY.

    plugs and air filter are fairly straightforward, and a sump pump lets you change the oil from the top, and iirc, you can get the oil filter from the top on those too (YouTube can be canonical).

    few quid for the tools which pay for themselves, and if you are feeling flush you can even get the bits from audi instead of Otto.

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