Many folks wonder how much they should expect to pay for regular Audi repair in Portland, OR. The cost of maintaining an Audi or any high-performance automobile varies dramatically based on the condition, age, and specific vehicle model. Regardless of the year, model, or engine type, it is important that you regularly maintain your Audi. Staying current on your vehicle maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
In general, you should expect to service your Audi every 10,000 miles or once per year. Major services, including transmission services, will cost between $200 and $400. Minor service, including oil, filters, and inspection, will cost between $120 and $200. Although not tied to regularly scheduled maintenance, brakes are another common maintenance item.
What should I expect to pay for an Audi oil change?
The primary cost of an oil change on your Audi is the oil itself. Today’s higher performance synthetic oils used in all late model Audi engines can cost between $8 and $10 per liter, and depending on your engine, your Audi will use between 5 and 9 liters of oil.
We cannot stress enough the importance of using the right oil for your vehicle. Remember, all newer engines and all turbo, charged engines must use full synthetic oil. Older Audi models used mineral-based oils and should not be replaced with synthetic oils. Driving conditions also influence changing your engine oil more frequently than the Audi recommended service intervals of 10,000 miles.
How much should I expect to pay for major Audi repairs?
There is no way to really answer what you should pay for a major repair on your Audi. Common repairs related to vacuum leaks, oil leaks, and coolant leaks can vary widely. Please contact the experts at Trafton’s Foreign Auto, and we will be happy to give you a detailed estimate. We will save you significantly over comparable repairs at the Audi dealer or from a general repair shop that does not specialize in Audi vehicles.
How much should I expect to pay for minor Audi repairs?
Although the cost of repairing your Audi will vary depending on the required repairs, some common repairs are related to the check engine light. Minor repairs such as spark plug replacement, minor oil leaks related to valve cover gaskets, or vacuum leaks can be repaired in several hours. Repairs of this nature typically cost a few hundred dollars to repair.
Is it worth paying for an Audi extended warranty?
If you need a major repair, an extended warranty may be a lifesaver. There are several things that you should consider when purchasing an extended warranty for your Audi. First and foremost, like going to a casino, the odds are in favor of the warranty company. They are in business to make money off your policies. If you are inclined to purchase an extended warranty, read the print carefully. Be sure you understand what is covered and what is not. Confirming that you have the right to take your vehicle to any authorized repair facility.
Most policies will explicitly list what is covered and often have a statement that says it is not covered if the repair is not specifically listed. Be forewarned; a good extended warranty is expensive to purchase and may not be available for your Audi if it has high mileage.
How much should I expect to pay for a replacement Audi key?
You should always have a spare key for your Audi. Today’s electronic keys can fail at any moment and leave you stranded. Keys can easily be ordered through Audi North America or most certified repair shops. Depending on your model, keys typically cost between $80 and $120. Programming is required. Be prepared to show proof of vehicle ownership when preparing to order a key. Valid registration or title accompanied with a photo ID will be required.
What’s the price and service difference between dealerships and specialty repair shops?
Trafton’s Foreign Auto specializes in Audi and other German manufactured vehicles. Since this is all we do, we know your Audi inside and out and have the equipment and training to handle all mechanical repairs on your Audi. Besides saving you significantly over the dealer’s inflated labor rate, we can offer you parts options that go beyond what the dealer can offer. As a Bosch certified repair facility, we can purchase many parts from the same source that Audi purchases at a discounted rate.