> So my 2000 A3 1.6S has just told me to cue up the variable service, it's
> done 50K miles. I live in the UK (Yorkshire), how much would this service
> cost at an Audi dealer, in your view? What do they do at this service, btw?
> I think I should maintain the Audi service history.
> On another point my recent MOT advice was to replace two front tyres soon -
> is it a good idea to have it done by Audi at the same time as the service,
> in terms of cost? Presumably they will use use some 'Audi approved' tyres
> (are they worth it?), but to be honest I would normally go to a good tyre
> place nearby.
If you want to fit 'approved' tyres just fit the same as what is on
there now (chances are your rear tyres are still original?). Shop around
though. Get some prices elsewhere before phoning the dealer. You might
be pleasantly surprised (I was once at a seat dealer), but then again
you might get stiffed. Manufacturers fit various tyres, but always a
recognised brand: My A3 has Dunlops but I've seen newer ones with
Continentals as original fit IIRC.
As regards the service: If it's any help last year I paid about £360 for
a longlife variable service, a MOT test, and a set of rear brake pads on
my A3 TDi, at 40,000 miles. I think the pads counted for about £100 by
the time they were fitted, and the MOT probably about 30 quid at dealer