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# 251301 18-Jun-2019 10:38
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I deal with BM Workshop for my BMW, and they are amazing, not too expensive, full of well qualified people etc, wondered about an equivilent for my wifes Audi? I dealt with Qualitat in the past, but my last experience wasn't stellar and so before I got back, I wanted to see if anyone else had a recommendation?

 

Any recommendations, ideally relatively central?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 


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  # 2260096 18-Jun-2019 10:43
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Have you asked BM Workshop if they're able to service the Audi as well? I see Audi's being serviced in my BMW's service centers workshop from time to time when I take my x5 in for its services



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  # 2260145 18-Jun-2019 12:04
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They are exclusive to BMW and do the occasional Mini. They would probably do it if I insisted, but why take it somewhere if they aren't doing it all day every day.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2260175 18-Jun-2019 12:35
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networkn:

 

They are exclusive to BMW and do the occasional Mini. They would probably do it if I insisted, but why take it somewhere if they aren't doing it all day every day.

 

 

 

If it's just regular servicing, I'm sure they would do it.

 

I just wouldn't insist they do it, probably not the best approach.


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  # 2260177 18-Jun-2019 12:44
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My knowledge is a bit dated, like 15 years, but when I travelled a lot between Wellington and Whangarei, and had issues 3 times close to Auckland, Giltrap in Grey Lynn were very efficient and reasonably priced. I was getting all scheduled servicing done in Wellington.

 

Giltrap staff at the time seemed passionate and knowledgeable too.




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  # 2260190 18-Jun-2019 13:06
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Just called them @wally22 and they quoted $750 for the basic service plus said it would need brake fluid replaced @ $200 and new pollen filter at $150!!!

 

 


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  # 2260192 18-Jun-2019 13:11
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Ouch!


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  # 2260202 18-Jun-2019 13:33
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Following this thread with interest because we have an Audi (and a VW) that have completed their new-car free servicing at Giltraps. We haven’t been overly impressed with Giltrap Audi and VW re servicing and will go elsewhere for next services.

 

Have seen this place when driving past but have no actual knowledge of them. Intend to contact them when the cars next need servicing:

 

https://hillsideeuropean.co.nz

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2260205 18-Jun-2019 13:44
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networkn:

 

Just called them @wally22 and they quoted $750 for the basic service plus said it would need brake fluid replaced @ $200 and new pollen filter at $150!!!

 

 

 

 

Here’s another one I just found:

 

http://www.cookeuropean.co.nz/services/

 

Not quite central but maybe worth knowing about. They have a pick up and drop off service.


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  # 2260256 18-Jun-2019 14:08
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It's a shame, there used to be a bridgestone select in Albany that was run by a couple of pom brothers, I used to take my wifes volkswagen there after its service plan ran out with vw.. Euro cars didn't mean anything special to them since they were a dime a dozen back home for them.. they were did a great job and didn't charge a euro tax.. wish I had caught where they got off to before the site was bought out by tony tyres I would have happily recommended them



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  # 2260899 19-Jun-2019 14:19
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Should a car done 20K in 3 Years require brake fluid replacement and a pollen filter?

 

 


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Brodie European in Newmarket? I used them for my 2004 A3 - seemed ok, knew what they were doing, bills not too bad.

 

Surely you can replace the cabin filter yourself...not very hard?

 

Though cabin filters are normally like $75 on their own so you may not be saving an awful lot.

 

As far as the service, are you sure it was a standard yearly service?  $750 sounds like a lot of money for a oil change and other checks.

 

You should check what your Audi requires for its current mileage, this may help you.  

 

https://www.audiusa.com/help/maintenance

 

A dealer will probably be more aware of this, and suggest you do recommended changes for the mileage, rather than the bare essentials.


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  # 2260902 19-Jun-2019 14:21
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networkn:

 

Should a car done 20K in 3 Years require brake fluid replacement and a pollen filter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brake fluid 100% - it absorbs water, and can cause havoc with the entire system.


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  # 2260913 19-Jun-2019 14:31
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networkn:

 

Should a car done 20K in 3 Years require brake fluid replacement and a pollen filter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brake fluid should be flushed out and changed every two years.

 

Rural vehicles with pollen filters get a lot dirtier than town vehicles generally so it depends on the condition - most manufactures recommend replacement at 30k.


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  # 2260919 19-Jun-2019 14:40
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I recommend ebay for the pollen filters, prices for my skoda filters around $100 from Giltrap but on ebay they are about 1/3 the price....

 

Take the old one out and it should have the factory part number which you can use to search yourself....

 

 




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  # 2260921 19-Jun-2019 14:42
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If it's easy to do myself I might have a crack at it. Most places have been quoting $110 for PF and $100 for the brake fluid flush. Prices for service range from $400-700!

 

 


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