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Dustyhaus
10-31-2004, 04:56 PM
How much do you all pay for an oil change for your A4's at the dealership?

SFexBOY
10-31-2004, 04:58 PM
i doubt many ppl on here bring their car to the dealer for that. I can see them charging around $50. Try doing it yourself. It isn't hard.

ogi520
10-31-2004, 08:01 PM
yap no dealer for me either,
i take to local audi shop
charge $11 for labor + parts
comes about $50-55 with mobile 1

ianlionzion
10-31-2004, 08:20 PM
do it yourself if you want to save some cash. The only PITA is removing the oil filter.

WhippeD
11-01-2004, 12:40 AM
if you got two hands with a minimal of 8 fingers you can change your own oil...
i spent under 35 bucks for 6 quarts of oil and oil filters..oh yeah and a metric 17 wrench..i think..or was it 19...

RippleChip
11-01-2004, 05:20 AM
Dealer charges 100 CAD for synthetic oil change.

I do it at a local Audi/VW shop, they charge 55 CAD with Syntec 5W40. Its a no brainer since the oil and filter basically cost that, would maybe save 5 bucks if I did it myself but I let them deal with the mess.

Mr.Black
11-01-2004, 07:32 AM
$50 at my dealership... but ALL fluids are topped off ( i've never even had to refill the washer fluid) and they wash the car (great when it gets cold here in nj) it at first seemed pricy, but it's not that bad a couple time a year.

Hassmeister
11-01-2004, 01:08 PM
When the car was under warranty I took my Amsoil in and had them change it for free. Out of warranty... I've been doing it myself every 12.5k. Take the left over oil to my local car parts place when I'm by there and they recycle it for free. My out of pocket is $25 for 4 qts and a filter.
Some local "Quick Lube" places will do it for $29.99 if you bring in your own oil and filter.

q0192837465
11-01-2004, 01:46 PM
how do you change it urself? don't u have to lift thecar up to get to the bolt....is there a DIY thingy that I can learn from

pigpen
11-01-2004, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by RippleChip
Dealer charges 100 CAD for synthetic oil change.


Wow... its THAT much? Its not like A4's have extended drain intervals with huge capacities like BMWs (which kinda justifies their high price)...

Its only $65cdn at lexus (my dad's car), which includes interior and exterior cleaning.

Preston@Avalon
11-01-2004, 04:19 PM
Dude, those little oil places do not know what they're doing. Put the oil filter in too tight you will never get it out.

Normally at shops, labor = $80 per hour and the job is half an hour, so $40 + oil & filter is about right.

RippleChip
11-01-2004, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by pigpen
Wow... its THAT much? Its not like A4's have extended drain intervals with huge capacities like BMWs (which kinda justifies their high price)...

Its only $65cdn at lexus (my dad's car), which includes interior and exterior cleaning.

Audi will do the same, but yes the price seems to of gone up now with synthetic. Are you sure Lexus is using synthetic oil in the car?

Hassmeister
11-01-2004, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by q0192837465
how do you change it urself? don't u have to lift thecar up to get to the bolt....is there a DIY thingy that I can learn from
I drive the front-end up on wooden ramps I made and get under there. Spin off the filter and let her drain and then drain the pan. If you use great oil like AMSOIL you only have to climb under every 12.5k like I do (1.8t engine). :0)

Hassmeister
11-01-2004, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by pigpen
extended drain intervals with huge capacities like BMWs (which kinda justifies their high price)...



You don't need to buy a BMW to achieve Extended Drain Intervals... just the "best oil on the planet and their oil filter" which is Especially designed with that in mind![;)]

fanuvbrak
11-02-2004, 08:23 AM
just took mine in for a 67,000 mile service (this is essentially an oil change). it was $99.50 US and included a $35 cabin filter.

thieves. dirty, rotten, thieves.

pigpen
11-02-2004, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by RippleChip
Audi will do the same, but yes the price seems to of gone up now with synthetic. Are you sure Lexus is using synthetic oil in the car? I haven't been in there myself, but my dad says they do. I'll check on of these days...

pigpen
11-02-2004, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by Hassmeister
You don't need to buy a BMW to achieve Extended Drain Intervals... just the "best oil on the planet and their oil filter" which is Especially designed with that in mind![;)] I think the 7L's of oil the BMW takes kinda makes a difference in drain intervals too...

AudiSnawb
11-02-2004, 04:37 PM
I just go to the Valvoline Oil change place... They get me for 45 bucks, synthetic oil, filter, and all my fluids checked... and they put in washer fluid for me :)

Zodiak
11-02-2004, 04:41 PM
^ you could do all of that yourself for around $15.