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Free MOT for all privately owned Audi's
Free MOT for all privately owned Audi's

Free MOT for all privately owned Audi's

Might be worth a look if your Audi is due for an MOT

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hot for me, bought a TT in October and MOT is due in March

thanks voted hot, I'm going to take my dads 15 year old car lol

Brilliant - MOT due in March, so saved me a few bob! God I love this site! :-D

lol...

May have it's benefits...pre test etc...but haven't been to an Audi main dealer for 7+ years, I bet the mechies don't get £88 an hour ;-)

Heat!!

Don't know if Audi mechanics in UK are paid incentive bonuses. I have not used them since 17 years but use an honest back street small shop since then for all my Audi repair and maint. 16 years ago I had an Audi that was 2 year old and I was advised it needed £2000 of repairs in one such MOT/oil service in circa 1991/2 due to some major faults which never existed. And when I said that there was no way that I could afford that in 1991 the price was cut by 40% for using reconditioned parts. When I finally wrote the car off many years later the so called faulty parts were still functioning , one of which was my gearbox! Of course Audi cars are excellent and mine's just clocked over 185,000 diesel miles with no major mechanical fault. You have been warned... beware of the same British rip offs disguising as an offer to get your car examined by profiteers. Also while you are there, some of them, they squeeze some windscreen washer fluid for £10, top up your oil for £15 , change a bulb or two for £10 .. so on and so on. My local honest garage does no offers, basic no thrills and just get on with the job and advises no repair is needed unless it is important... of course I pay full price for the MOT.

Last but not least when I took my Audi to Stuttgart the garage foreman said it is a well known fact the Englisch are schweinhunds, more parts per Audi car are sold in England than any where in North West Europe. Surely English garage are not all schweinhunds.. may be it is bad driving or it is the English Weather!? Vote freeze cold if you could not resist the trap but very hot if you play a deaf ear to the plead of sales techniques on fear and doubt (but get a second opinion for any identified fault just in case). And take precaution and check all your windscreen wiper blades, bulbs, washer fluid... all the routine check which could fail MOT as these will be the cash claw back for their free offer. As you may risk of feeling later...umm, I checked the wiper blade this morning I thought it was OK and they changed it for £25!

I haven't got an Audi unfortunately (not yet anyway) but just sent the link to my mate who will benefit from this.
Heat added:thumbsup:

Voted hot hot hot..... Sent the link to some of my friends, Thanks!

Great rouse to get you in and tell you need, this, that and the other.

Ive got an Audi not due for MOT though

M1LFHunter;4219679

Great rouse to get you in and tell you need, this, that and the other.



If you wouldn't go to an Audi garage normally then fair enough, although I have always found my local Audi dealer very open and honest in what they charge (can't say the same for the thievin' VW dealer next door). But if you were going to get your MOT done by Audi anyway it's gotta be a good deal...

Original Poster

OK for all those people out there knocking this, you go in get your MOT and leave tell them under no circumstances to carry out any other work and if it fails you'll be taking it to an independent garage to get the work done.

That should do the trick

I thought this was standard and FREE every year for anyone with an Audi !!!

When my wife bought her TT it came with a letter saying FREE MOT for its life. Had 2 done now and both been FREE.

:thumbsup:

Great !!

M1LFHunter;4219679

Great rouse to get you in and tell you need, this, that and the other.




That's exactly my experience of offers like this and cheapo servicing too. They know they're not selling cars right now so they want to to get as many repairs in, which in many ways is more lucrative for them.

splender;4219637

Don't know if Audi mechanics in UK are paid incentive bonuses. I have not … Don't know if Audi mechanics in UK are paid incentive bonuses. I have not used them since 17 years but use an honest back street small shop since then for all my Audi repair and maint. 16 years ago I had an Audi that was 2 year old and I was advised it needed £2000 of repairs in one such MOT/oil service in circa 1991/2 due to some major faults which never existed. And when I said that there was no way that I could afford that in 1991 the price was cut by 40% for using reconditioned parts. Of course Audi cars are excellent and mine's just clocked over 185,000 diesel miles with no major mechanical fault. You have been warned... beware of the same British rip offs disguising as an offer to get your car examined by profiteers. Also while you are there, some of them, they squeeze some windscreen washer fluid for £10, top up your oil for £15 , change a bulb or two for £10 .. so on and so on. My local honest garage does no offers, basic no thrills and just get on with the job and advises no repair is needed unless it is important... of course I pay full price for the MOT.Last but not least when I took my Audi to Stuttgart the garage foreman said it is a well known fact the Englisch are schweinhunds, more parts per Audi car are sold in England than anyway in North West Europe. Surely English garage are not all schweinhunds.. may be it is bad driving or it is the English Weather!? Vote freeze cold if you could not resist the trap but very hot if you play a deaf ear to the plead of sales techniques on fear and doubt (but get a second opinion for any identified fault just in case).



Mine's got 237k on the clock and is driving as sweet as it ever has. Keep getting told to get a new one, but my car never lets me down.

Like you I take it to a garage I trust as he only ever repairs what needs doing. I wouldn't trust a main dealer when it comes to servicing.

Sounds good if you would go there anyway, but as some have suggested, there might be a head office note telling the dealers to make a lot of recommendations etc.

Then again, we could all be wrong, eh? I just hope that they perform a check to make sure the indicators are operational - seems to be a common fault in quite a few newer Audi's.

Anybody have a free one for Rolls Royce? My Phantom's MOT is due soon..

Liverpool_Bear;4219839

Mine's got 237k on the clock and is driving as sweet as it ever has. … Mine's got 237k on the clock and is driving as sweet as it ever has. Keep getting told to get a new one, but my car never lets me down.Like you I take it to a garage I trust as he only ever repairs what needs doing. I wouldn't trust a main dealer when it comes to servicing.



Nice one mate, I've seen 400k+, possibly an exception :thumbsup:

I'm nearly at 200k, not biggin the hoops up too much, but ideal used cars in this credit munch :whistling:

kenan557;4219963

Anybody have a free one for Rolls Royce? My Phantom's MOT is due soon..




Rolls Royce are BMW, you need a Bentley if you want to link back to Audi.

thanks OP!!!

is there an expirary date on this? not due an MOT until sep

Be careful going ahead with this as I took my Audi for a service at my local dealers after an MOT elsewhere and they phoned back informing me of numerous problems and that if they had done the MOT they wouldn’t be able to let the car go until it was fixed.

I've never been back since and I’ve had MOT & Servicing done at a reputable local garage and I’ve never had any problems.

Great stuff! The A3's due in end of April.

Nice spot OP

xx

topkat_123;4220048

Be careful going ahead with this as I took my Audi for a service at my … Be careful going ahead with this as I took my Audi for a service at my local dealers after an MOT elsewhere and they phoned back informing me of numerous problems and that if they had done the MOT they wouldn’t be able to let the car go until it was fixed.I've never been back since and I’ve had MOT & Servicing done at a reputable local garage and I’ve never had any problems.



I believe it is illigal for them to keep your car UNLESS they do work YOU approve and then dont pay for...

wow, what an awesome deal

topkat_123;4220048

Be careful going ahead with this as I took my Audi for a service at my … Be careful going ahead with this as I took my Audi for a service at my local dealers after an MOT elsewhere and they phoned back informing me of numerous problems and that if they had done the MOT they wouldn’t be able to let the car go until it was fixed.I've never been back since and I’ve had MOT & Servicing done at a reputable local garage and I’ve never had any problems.


In that case , if you have motor recovery to take your car home, use it and then write a note and ask the garage to sign it to the effect that if the fault were subsequently not found you would take the appropriate action. Garages now use this stranglehold technique too under the context of the law.

I joined some kind of Audi Club Class which I'm sure entitles me to free MOTs and discounts off services.

Worth asking your garage about this was free to join!

thesilverfox;4219933

Sounds good if you would go there anyway, but as some have suggested, … Sounds good if you would go there anyway, but as some have suggested, there might be a head office note telling the dealers to make a lot of recommendations etc. Then again, we could all be wrong, eh? I just hope that they perform a check to make sure the indicators are operational - seems to be a common fault in quite a few newer Audi's.



:-D

And BMW's too

Babbler;4220066

I believe it is illigal for them to keep your car UNLESS they do work YOU … I believe it is illigal for them to keep your car UNLESS they do work YOU approve and then dont pay for...



Presumably if they deem it to be unroadworthy then they're acting within the law. They might not be allowed to impound themselves but a simple call to the police would have same results.

The government web site does not say that a garage can stop you or even that they have a duty to inform the law direct.gov.uk/en/…113 . What this link says is that you can have the repair done by anyone:-
"
Can I fix the vehicle myself?

VOSA will supply you with an inspection report listing any vehicle defects and advisory items following their check of the vehicle. Anyone can repair the vehicle, but all rectification work will be assessed (using the criteria specified in the MOT inspection manual) before an MOT certificate is issued.
"
So what you do then is , on the spot, you call another garage further away and ask for an appointment to check again and to possibly repair the vehicle. Then you drive away and have this appointment should you get stop by the police. The law allows you to drive a vehicle to a MOT centre or to a garage to get checks and repair.

I stopped using my local Audi dealer when they tried to charge me £240 to replace a parking sensor (little coil mounted in the bumper). When I questioned the price, the sensor was £56.00, labour £75 and £140 to paint it to match the car!!!! It is the size of a new 10p. At that rate it would have cost £2,300,000 to repaint the car:w00t:

Using a local specialist now - excellent.

RedOnRed;4220203

Presumably if they deem it to be unroadworthy then they're acting within … Presumably if they deem it to be unroadworthy then they're acting within the law. They might not be allowed to impound themselves but a simple call to the police would have same results.



They cannot keep your car by law. They are required by the law to inform you of the breach of law but the law does not require the matter to be reported to the authority. But if you failed an MOT and caught on the road then you are in serious trouble unless you are proceeding to another garage with an appointment as evidence.

roballenby;4220033

is there an expirary date on this? not due an MOT until sep



Does anybody know the answer to this mine is due in August have printed of the confirmation but it doen't mention expire date anywhere?

Doid;4220324

I stopped using my local Audi dealer when they tried to charge me £240 to … I stopped using my local Audi dealer when they tried to charge me £240 to replace a parking sensor (little coil mounted in the bumper). When I questioned the price, the sensor was £56.00, labour £75 and £140 to paint it to match the car!!!! It is the size of a new 10p. At that rate it would have cost £2,300,000 to repaint the car:w00t:Using a local specialist now - excellent.


Not quite that they make £2.3m but nearly if you paid £20k new for your car then their target is to make £20k from you from repairs and servicing from a main dealer during the life of the car. Of course by going to a local small honest garage it is just £5k or less for the life of a vehicle.

Ladsbroke;4219778

OK for all those people out there knocking this, you go in get your MOT … OK for all those people out there knocking this, you go in get your MOT and leave tell them under no circumstances to carry out any other work and if it fails you'll be taking it to an independent garage to get the work done.

And they'll happily fail it out of spite.

That should do the trick

Not really.

splender;4219637

Don't know if Audi mechanics in UK are paid incentive bonuses. I have not … Don't know if Audi mechanics in UK are paid incentive bonuses. I have not used them since 17 years but use an honest back street small shop since then for all my Audi repair and maint. 16 years ago I had an Audi that was 2 year old and I was advised it needed £2000 of repairs in one such MOT/oil service in circa 1991/2 due to some major faults which never existed. And when I said that there was no way that I could afford that in 1991 the price was cut by 40% for using reconditioned parts. When I finally wrote the car off many years later the so called faulty parts were still functioning , one of which was my gearbox! Of course Audi cars are excellent and mine's just clocked over 185,000 diesel miles with no major mechanical fault. You have been warned... beware of the same British rip offs disguising as an offer to get your car examined by profiteers. Also while you are there, some of them, they squeeze some windscreen washer fluid for £10, top up your oil for £15 , change a bulb or two for £10 .. so on and so on. My local honest garage does no offers, basic no thrills and just get on with the job and advises no repair is needed unless it is important... of course I pay full price for the MOT.Last but not least when I took my Audi to Stuttgart the garage foreman said it is a well known fact the Englisch are schweinhunds, more parts per Audi car are sold in England than any where in North West Europe. Surely English garage are not all schweinhunds.. may be it is bad driving or it is the English Weather!? Vote freeze cold if you could not resist the trap but very hot if you play a deaf ear to the plead of sales techniques on fear and doubt (but get a second opinion for any identified fault just in case). And take precaution and check all your windscreen wiper blades, bulbs, washer fluid... all the routine check which could fail MOT as these will be the cash claw back for their free offer. As you may risk of feeling later...umm, I checked the wiper blade this morning I thought it was OK and they changed it for £25!


I'm a mechanic at an Audi dealership, yes the more work we do the more we earn and its paid as a bonus, and I haven't earned any for about 7 moinths!! Most dealerships are mystery shopped by their manufaturers very regularly using cars with various faults totally randomly.
You'd be a fool to risk making imaginary faults up as the penalties are so high for the employee and employer.

Its a free mot, use it, if your not happy with the result take it somewhere else, you've lost nothing have you. (even we have to pay £35 for our own mots )

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and just in case you think we are loaded because of the labour rates, the mechanics get approx 10% of what you pay for the labour charge.

Voted hot

WHY WHY WHY do people think this is a good deal??
They get you in the door, do the MOT check, find things wrong and charge you £88 an hour to fix them, plus full whack on audi parts??
Better to use a good indy and somewhere like eurospares for the bits.
Voted Cold.

No expiry date on what I have printed off, nothing under the terms and conditions either
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