Look at page9 of book important customer informationmm5aho said:I cannot find anything in the warranty documentation specifying who must perform the servicing, can you point me to it?I do have a record of all servicing, not sure why you would think otherwise?So it seems Audi are carefully trying to put obstacles in the way of those using other servicing than their own franchises?
Perhaps its a date issue they stopped having/using themreilsab said:I got a stamped book with my q3, just had my annual service and i made sure they stamped it. The lady at the service desk was unsure regarding the use of service stamps.
I read this wrong I thought you said Mrs G been serviced and stampedGromit said:Mrs G's A3 has just been serviced and the service book stamped - which is as it should be.
Because they want you to prove you used the correct oil see page 163mm5aho said:Some wild assumptions being made here about me servicing my own car.
Assumptions being made without knowing the facts.
How can it be assumed what oil I'd use for an oil change?
There nothing wrong with you doing that but your car will not have warranty anymore. Plus not having a full Audi service history means it going to hit you in the pocket when you sell itmm5aho said:I don't see any issue with me writing in the service history book exactly what I did on what date and at what mileage.
Ask your dealer for the digital service leaflet! How will you test different engine sensor that only a Audi diagnostic computer can trace?mm5aho said:The car did come with a normal service book, that can be written in by pen. It also details the items that should be done in a service.
Did you ask the service centre for a full refund each time or tell them to service the car again? You can watch your cars being serviced in the comfort of your home these day on video now.mm5aho said:I used to get my car serviced at Audi franchised dealers. It is expensive, but if they'd done a good job I would not mind. They did not.
They marked as "done" things they had not done.
They failed to mark things done that they HAD done.
They failed to stamp the book one time.
I deliberately lowered the pressure in one tyre once, they failed to notice.
Failed to see a tyre below tread minimum.
Failed to top up the coolant which was below level.
Failed to fill screen washer.
Yes it ismm5aho said:So after getting this Q3, I decided to do my own. I am competent (qualified mechanical engineer), and do have access to suitable parts and consumables. I have removed, reconditioned and reinstalled engines in several cars before.
It's not true that servicing my own car voids a warranty.
Yes it is! Any main dealer will not buy/trade in any Audi that does not have a Audi main dealer service history If they do they will out it to the trade. When Audi go wrong its expensive to fixmm5aho said:It cannot be deaid definitively that self-servicing lowers re-sale value, that's an opinion of worth at the time,
On a Audi most buyer will simply walk away without making an offer if it doesn't not have a full Audi service history plus you have no proof the mileage is correct.mm5aho said:and any buyer will use anything they can as an excuse to lower offered price. It's a commercial matter, not one of fact (that the car is really worth less than if it had been serviced at higher cost by an Audi dealer).
True but you don't have the correct tools you cannot plug the ecu to Audi computer or undo Audi security anti tamper screws boltsmm5aho said:Servicing a car is not particularly difficult if you have the facilities. I would not recommend doing this roadside. I have a ramp and pit. I have the tools.
Have a look at ross-tech.commm5aho said:The only difficulty I encounter is resetting the service interval indicator. (as posted originally).
True but Audi has a bigger pockets and a bigger legal team plus they designed it .It's a complex machine and if you are going to service the Q3 please use genuine spares and don't buy them of eBaymm5aho said:It apparently requires a laptop and connection cable. I understand that Trading Standards have forces car brands to allow access to their software for this, so I think I'll get it. - or try to!