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Old 17th July 2014, 12:10 AM
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there are loads of threads about Kwik Fit oil changes on boxa.net, here's one of many

http://www.boxa.net/forum/index.php?...it#entry673981

although I think you need to be logged in to read their forums.

It's a useful site if you have a Boxster though, worth registering.

I have to apologise though I think, don't think the OPCs will match Kwik Fit, only Indys using OPC parts including the filter - you don't get a Porsche filter with Kwik Fit, and I think they drain the oil rather than sucking it out as porsche prescribe. I am sure you could use it to negotiate them down though.
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Old 17th July 2014, 09:43 PM
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I'm a moderator on Boxa and wasn't aware of anything strongly for or against Kwik Fit there, the thread you've linked to is largely positive re Kwik Fit. As with any company I suppose it depends in who you actually get on the day.

Draining the oil is the norm rather than the exception, never been keen on just sucking it out.

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Old 17th July 2014, 09:44 PM
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I'm a moderator on Boxa and wasn't aware of anything strongly for or against Kwik Fit there.
I knew I recognised that name
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Old 18th July 2014, 10:16 AM
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Your's was easier to place!
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Old 30th July 2014, 04:43 AM
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And who knows what quality oil and filter they used. Besides that oil service at dealer is just called oil service but includes many other things they check and lubricate

Edit: Not specific to D4 but this is example service checklist for older Audi's on Longlife service intervals. Now it's all online and computer prints out joblist depending on model, previous service history and mileage, time since last service.
Sure, but having said all that. The D4 has two services one is an oil change and one is real service.

They are both are shown in the MMI page with a millage countdown and day countdown.

So the oil service on my D4 3.0 TDI is exactly that. Change the oil, change the filter and a new washer on the sump plug ... nothing else...

My next service is now due in 2,200 miles. My next Oil service is due in 15,000

I appreciate the downer a lot of people have on Kwickfit, but in reality they are not that bad for what they know.

Is there anyone on this site who wouldn't buy tyres off them? (for the right price)

I won't be putting the car in at Kwickfit for its service, I'm eying up a local Audi specialist independent garage.

BTW: my back brake pads are still going at 9K miles.
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Old 30th July 2014, 10:06 AM
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Is there anyone on this site who wouldn't buy tyres off them? (for the right price)
Damn right I wouldn't, not unless I'd like my alloys to come back damaged, wheels not balanced correctly, shall I go on?
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Old 30th July 2014, 07:17 PM
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Damn right I wouldn't, not unless I'd like my alloys to come back damaged, wheels not balanced correctly, shall I go on?
Again, not my experience at all.

I have had an alloy damaged with no compensation from Blackcircles.com. Dropped the car off the jack.

I once put my Audi A6 in for a service with 54K miles at a midlands Audi dealer and they rang back with a bill of 1,600 of unnecessary work. Including a new rear brake cable (not changed with 165K on the clock), new disks (replaced at 110,000), pads (80K).

I collected a brand new 0 miles Volvo XC90 that was supposedly been through a PDI. The vehicle wouldn't do over 30 miles an hour. Turns out the airflow sensor cable wasn't plugged in.

Personally I keep a beady eye on who is working on my car. After a period of time I begin to trust the company, but still question them.

The Kwik Fit that I use does honest work and has looked after me and my cars for the last 14 years. So you can say whatever you want I will still keep using them for the right sort of jobs.

Had a Honda from new. Lacquer started to peel away from a stone chip on the wing, not a small bit a large patch. Had to write a solicitors letter to get them to rectify it under warranty. It took no less than six dealer visits including two overnight drop offs, with no courtesy car.

I get the feeling that there is a bit of Skoda syndrome going on here. Using Skoda as a good example of brand that was horrendous, but is now top quality, but still shunned by people who don't know what they are talking about.

I think the whole industry needs an arse kicking to be frank, especially main dealers, so when I come across someone who at least does what they promise I tend to rave a bit about it.

As for depreciation for using Kwik Fit I've not noticed it at all. In fact, I traded my last car bought for new at private book with a fully stamped up Kwick Fit service history. There are some private buyers that will walk away, most don't care. -- I do get it that Porsche is different, but they are a different type of buyer and market.

BTW: this all my own opinion. I fully respect your experience and views.

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Old 31st July 2014, 12:57 AM
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Personally I keep a beady eye on who is working on my car. After a period of time I begin to trust the company, but still question them.
This I can agree with

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The Kwik Fit that I use does honest work and has looked after me and my cars for the last 14 years. So you can say whatever you want I will still keep using them for the right sort of jobs.
A fair point, and I guess it does vary from branch to branch depending on the staff they have in.

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I think the whole industry needs an arse kicking to be frank, especially main dealers, so when I come across someone who at least does what they promise I tend to rave a bit about it.
Totally agree with this.

I wasn't singing the praises of main dealers, not at all, more so the small owner-run independents who live on their reputation.

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As for depreciation for using Kwik Fit I've not noticed it at all. In fact, I traded my last car bought for new at private book with a fully stamped up Kwick Fit service history. There are some private buyers that will walk away, most don't care.
I'm afraid I wouldn't even come to look, it's not just a Porsche thing, an A8 is a big chunk of expensive metal too. If you were selling a 2 grand city car, then fine, but not for anything that needs the right touch.
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Old 31st July 2014, 05:37 PM
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This I can agree with



A fair point, and I guess it does vary from branch to branch depending on the staff they have in.



Totally agree with this.

I wasn't singing the praises of main dealers, not at all, more so the small owner-run independents who live on their reputation.



I'm afraid I wouldn't even come to look, it's not just a Porsche thing, an A8 is a big chunk of expensive metal too. If you were selling a 2 grand city car, then fine, but not for anything that needs the right touch.
Two year old XC90 Volvo, on a trade for my A8. Not a city car. Mine is a 3.0 Diesel, not an S8 with a V10 -> So I'm comfortable with the approach.

I do agree with the local independent, going to test one out shortly. Hopefully we will bond The problem with them is they are a 30 minute drive away; hence the KF option for minor jobs.

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This is the result from a forum I moderate on, of a recent kwik fit tyre change. 4 miles after fitting a new tyre the wheel came off, luckily not on a motorway
http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic...l=+kwik%20+fit

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