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My 2004 Avus 225 went into Audi for its MOT yesterday, got a call later that morning to tell me the CV boot was split and the headlight aim was out. the repair cost was as follows, CV boot £220 and Headlight adjustment via Vagcom £50. My car has full Audi history and fortunately I had the MOT insurance which covered the whole cost for an extra few quid paid up front they give you repairs to the value of £750. Needless to say I paid the extra for next years surprise. :D
 

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If you had an Audi service, can't be leave no one else has said this why were you lights out of wak that should have been picked up on the service along with the boot as they normally show signs of cracking or wear before they split.
 

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Well the car was last serviced at Audi in March 2011 at 63,000 miles when it had the cambelt, water pump and Haldex oil changed, the MOT was £49.99 so an extra £15.00 or so, several of the manufacturers do it now including Nissan.
Mileage is now 68.000 and the car is 8 years old. It has a full Audi History and my next service is showing in 4500 miles, the next service is £199.00 so worth doing with the dealer.
 

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What would you pay for a service then using the correct oils etc, the reason I keep my service history with them is it may be £40-50 more than an independent would charge which does not make sense when a car with full Audi history is a better buy than one without. As for the charges I did not have to pay the bill so its no hardship to me.
 

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10tenmen said:
What would you pay for a service then using the correct oils etc, the reason I keep my service history with them is it may be £40-50 more than an independent would charge which does not make sense when a car with full Audi history is a better buy than one without. As for the charges I did not have to pay the bill so its no hardship to me.
My last service was less than £120 all in. All proper gear used, and done by a TT specialist. And an MOT sets me back £28. I wouldn't take my car to another garage; I just wouldn't trust anyone else.

And since I'm passionate about the car I have no intention of selling it, so have no interest in future sale prices, not that a dealer stamp makes a great deal of difference to the value in any event.
 

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Audi charged me £61.50 to adjust my headlight as part of the MOT so were the hell are they getting £50 from
Also £220 to change a CV boot it is only an hours work
 

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£50 to adjust headlights :eek: it's a 2 min job with a screw driver!
 

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LOWTT225 said:
£50 to adjust headlights :eek: it's a 2 min job with a screw driver!
Yep as I said most MOT stations do it for free Audi charged me £16.50 last year
 

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LOWTT225 sorry but its not a screwdriver job the adjustment and alignment is done through vag com otherwise you will throw out the codes as set during the pdi or subsequent adjustment, this applies to Xenon headlights for the new MOT law as does the wash system, so anyone with the cheaper self fit systems could have to swap back for the MOT test.
 

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Dont forget my Audi estimated bill for pads and discs all round, 1 rear spring, 1 worn drop link and the haldex controller or ECU. Total £4650... To be fair the Haldex and ECU was listed at about £2500 or just the controller at £900 plus labour.... All was sorted by Garage I bought from at cost for £350 including a seized caliper. They picked up the Haldex ECU bill which was £1080 inc oil and filter change. Luckily when they serviced it I told them any problems just write them down and I will get them done elsewhere.
 

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Got the bill out it says headlight alignment £18.99 + 20% vat then the labour charge, the CV boot was £133.00 + 20% vat and the boot was £36.16 my apologies the total was £225.78 which included the alignment and labour charge the MOT was £49.99 incl next years cover.
Just to clarify you do not have to have your car serviced by the dealers to get the MOT as long a its to spec, so as Burns posted earlier go for the cheaper service at the independent and get it MOTd at the dealership.
Yellow TT dig out the bill for the headlight charge and see how they compare which dealership did you use.

I get a feeling you folks are none too keen on the dealerships and their money making ways lol :D
 

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I got my service done for the stamp, everything else I do elsewhere :p

I pay about a fiver a month on my AA recovery to cover repairs up to £500 x5 callouts
I had the eng management light come on and AA came out early this week, diagnosed front oxy sensor 0130 and gave me a form so I can take it to any VAT registered Garage, popped into local Halfords one. As the AA own them I believe and it is just simpler to go through them and they recheck the snag prior to fixing it, however the AA man had put the light out and wiped all the error codes lol, so if it comes back on they will fix it for my excess, which is about £35.
 

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10tenmen said:
Got the bill out it says headlight alignment £18.99 + 20% vat then the labour charge, the CV boot was £133.00 + 20% vat and the boot was £36.16 my apologies the total was £225.78 which included the alignment and labour charge the MOT was £49.99 incl next years cover.
Just to clarify you do not have to have your car serviced by the dealers to get the MOT as long a its to spec, so as Burns posted earlier go for the cheaper service at the independent and get it MOTd at the dealership.
Yellow TT dig out the bill for the headlight charge and see how they compare which dealership did you use.

I get a feeling you folks are none too keen on the dealerships and their money making ways lol :D
Or get your service AND the MOT done at a decent indie; that way, like me, you know that it's properly looked after (and for a reasonable cost) and will sail through the MOT because of all the TLC it's had beforehand. Then you don't get stung for £50 for your MOT, and don't need the insurance. Simples.
 
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