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Hi I have a 2019 Q3 Sport 35 TFSI Stronic now due it’s Inspection and oil change. It has only 7K on the clock the mileage is much lower than normal due to present circumstances. Audi at Cheshire Oaks are quoting me £417. I have not shopped around as I have a £250 credit with them but price seems excessive what are other people quoted. On another service issue this is my second Q3 the previous model did have a service book with the schedule given although it was not stamped etc. This new model has nothing to tell eg brake fluid timing chain plugs. How do you know when require?
 

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Definitely shop around - £300+ should be a rough target.

Service history is recorded in the Audi Germany systems and is visible (along with vehicle component service recommendations) in the MyAudi app which you can install on a phone or tablet.

When you have installed the MyAudi App. It's not the most intuitive of Apps....open it, scroll down to Service - press the Service line, which opens another page. Scroll down to the bottom:

Service Plan - Is the service history so you should see the initial PDI
Additional Work - shows the extra bits that need doing depending on options installed....so you'll have 'Dual Clutch gearbox S tronic Renew ATF oil, Renew pollen filter etc
 

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Hey
Got my cam-belt done at a independent garage and they did a full service for £130.00, i looked before hand and service by itself was £160-£220 (full service) with a Audi/VW specialist.

I know its not Audi direct but thought i would share anyway, this was Feb 21.
 

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Had my cars oil and oil filter changed while it was in for repairs for sun roof leak.
They charged me 280£ for that.
And full service would be around 400 plus.
 

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Just had my Q3 in for first service and inspection 18800 miles. I have a service plan £529 for two services. They changed the oil and did an inspection and the AudiCam video was sent advising me that I needed 3 new tyres as they were down to 4.5mm. Before I retired I had company cars (Audi) and the lease company wouldn't entertain a tyre change until 2mm. £170 per tyre at Audi. They also informed me that I needed rear pads and discs as they were 85% worn £470 so on the way home I took it to an independent mechanic who advised they were fine and he would have changed them for £240. Finally they advised the brakes were spongy and that I needed brake fluid £70, so I had this done and the brakes didn't feel any different than when it went in but I'm no mechanic but I thought they might be a little sharper. Anyway worth shopping around for things that don't affect your warranty.
 

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Audi dealers always seem to try it on. I’m on a 2 year service plan costing £19.50 per month so £458 in total. That may be cheaper than robbo because I’m running a petrol model rather than a diesel. That said once I had been quoted that price by my local dealer I then negotiated a further £458 off the cost of the car, so effectively getting two years free servicing. (It helped that Mercedes were offering free servicing on the GLA I was also looking at )

At a service on my recently departed TT the dealer phoned and said I needed a brake fluid change and quoted £70. I told him that was too high and I could get it done at a tyre shop for £40. We eventually settled on £50! It was worth the £10 not to have to take it to another workshop.

They always try it on with the tyres too. When I ran company cars you always had to get down to 2mm before they would consider changing (I once got 44,000 miles out of a set of Continental’s on a BMW 5 series). However the received wisdom seems to be that 3mm is the point at which performance starts to tail off rapidly so at that point I check the Blackcircles price and then shop around. It is surprising though how many times I’ve seen tyres being changed at the main dealer. People just don’t seem to realise the premium they’re paying to have these things done. That said, my Audi dealer is located in prime Cotswold territory which is not exactly noted for being a deprived area.......

I guess though being a Quattro I’ll have to have all 4 tyres changed at the same time when due. Should probably start squirrelling away the pennies now. 🤣🤣
 

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I guess though being a Quattro I’ll have to have all 4 tyres changed at the same time when due. Should probably start squirrelling away the pennies now. 🤣🤣
The Q3 isn't 'proper Quattro' with a centre Torsen coupling and permanent four wheel drive with the ability to transfer torque to the axle that has most grip.

We have the 'budget version' with a Haldex device in the rear axle. The Q3 is, by default, front wheel drive unless the the ABS sensors detect that the front wheels are rotating faster than the rears in which case the Haldex is activated, the clutch within engages and the rear wheels are driven. You'll need front tyres before the rears.

The RS models seem to have the Haldex active more often - assisting in the traction challenge. The fronts wear faster than the rears - just.
 

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I have had Haldex equipped Audi's for quite a while. I have noticed that the fronts wear typically 1mm more than the rears. However, I always change all four tyres when the fronts get down to 2mm, for safety and predictable handling even though the legal minimum is 1.6mm. Bearing in mind our shot to pieces roads and poor drainage, up to a point, more tread is better.
 

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The haldex is also activated when accelerating with more then around 3/4 of throttle input, it’s surprising how often it’s actually engaged, I found that my fronts on a S3 I had wore about the same as the rears, but I probably had a heavy right foot, can’t comment on the Q3 as I rotate between summer and winter wheels and also front to back when switching wheels
 

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It makes sense to rotate the wheels front to rear, but only just. As previously observed, the wear difference is only about 1mm 'twixt fronts and rears so you will inevitably be replacing all four at once, but rotating them postpones the evil hour a little more.

I'm running standard 17" rims and have been amazed by the (lack of) tyre wear. The factory fitted first set were changed at 33,000 miles, more due to punctures than wear as they still had 3-4mm left on them. The current set still have 4-5mm after another 23,000 miles so I'll achieve at least 30,000 miles on them before needing to replace them. I don't think I've ever had a car that economical on tyres.
 

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I have the Hankook tyres as supplied on the new Q3 by Audi. They are seriously good in all respects but I have not done enough mileage to assess wear. I will report back later.
 
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