At Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent we have the trained staff and expertise to work on a whole range of Audi cars from an A1 to a sporty Audi TT Roadster or a luxurious Audi R8. We've grown to understand each model's quirks and characteristics. We deliver a professional and efficient service that in our opinion exceeds the standards of the main dealer. We use highly trained Audi technicians and the latest workshop equipment and digital tools, to take care of your Audi regardless of its age, including vehicles within their manufacturer warranty.
The Audi Long Life Service is a variable service scheme and is so called because there are no fixed service intervals. Depending on how you drive your Audi, a service will be required anywhere between 10,000 miles or 1 year (whichever occurs first), up to a maximum of 20,000 miles or 2 years (whichever occurs first).
The Audi Long Life Service has been made possible thanks to the development of new Volkswagen Audi Group engines using very high specification long-life oil. These engines have built-in sensors to constantly monitor the oil quality, making it possible to enjoy longer service intervals.
We recommend the Audi Long Life Service if you drive more than 12,000 miles a year or regularly drive long distances.
The Audi Time & Distance Service is a more traditional service regime which takes place every 10,000 miles or 1 year (whichever occurs first). We recommend this service if you are likely to drive your Audi less than 10,000 miles in a year, you mainly drive short distances with lots of stopping, starting and cold starts, you drive your Audi primarily around town, or you enjoy a more ‘spirited’ driving style.
We have authorised and registered access to the Audi Service History Portal where we are able to fully update your online Digital Service Record, keeping your service record up to date.
A timing belt is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your car, if you neglect it – you could end up needing a new engine. The dealerships recommend most engines should have their timing belt changed between every 60,000 to 80,000 miles or 4/5 years depending on engine type. Your service manual will tell you the correct mileage for your timing belt change. Timing belts should only need servicing at these mileages. Should you require any further advice simply give us a quick call or email your query.
Most modern cars are fitted with air conditioning. The manufacturers state that the system will naturally lose up to 15% of its refrigerant gas every year. A poorly performing car aircon system can cause a build-up of bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator ducts causing a bad smell and sometimes an allergic reaction. It is recommended you service your aircon system at least every two years so that you can:
We at Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent are able to offer two levels of air conditioning servicing to meet your car needs. Call or email now to enquire more about this service and book.
Overtime the brake fluid in your car becomes less effective. The braking system in your Audi contains complex parts that rely on brake fluid to perform their hydraulic tasks. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it absorbs moisture with age. This moisture in turn creates corrosion within internal brake components and decreases the boiling point of the brake fluid, thereby reducing braking effectiveness and increasing stopping distances. Therefore, a vital part of your Audi car maintenance is to change your brake fluid to ensure safety of brake components. Audi recommends your brake fluid is changed after the first three years and then every two years after.
An Audi automatic transmission has hundreds of moving components. These internal components mesh with one another over time, begin to wear, and create fine metallic particles which contaminate the Audi automatic transmission fluid. Audi automatic transmission fluid levels should be checked at regular intervals. Changing your Audi automatic transmission fluid helps extend the life of your transmission by properly lubricating the main shaft bearings and synchros. Audi automatic transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles - 60,000 miles. The intervals depend on your operating conditions.
European law, known as 'Block Exemption', changed in 2003 to allow independent garages to carry out an Audi service without invalidating your Audi warranty. As we use high quality parts which are either original manufacturer parts or of 'Original Equipment' (OE) quality as standard, your service with Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent means that your car has its warranty protected.