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Offline Klackamas

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Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:53:15 pm »
Have a 2016 Audi A6, Auto/V6 3.0T premium plus quattro, whose warranty will be expiring in December due to age, not miles. Car has had no problems so far and we are the original owners. Has about 38,000 miles and new tires because of wear and tear,  but nothing else. Got the dealer maintenance plan to 50K, so regular maintenance and oil changes have been done per VW's  (  :lol: ) recommendations/schedule by the Audi dealer. Warranty is 4 years/50K miles and we bought it the last week of 2015. It's always been garaged. Mix of highway and city miles.  I tend to keep cars 10-12 years.

Would you get it inspected from stem to stern before the warranty expires? If so, by a garage, chain or someone who specializes?  Or, is such an inspection a waste of money?

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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 07:57:57 pm »
I wouldn't get an inspection. I would get a tune and crank up the boost.
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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 08:34:50 pm »
I would say just keep taking it in to the same dealership for regular services via the manual recommendations or of course if something goes wrong. That way they know your vehicle and you have a continous record of everything they've advised/fixed.

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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 09:18:23 pm »
It's a VW product.  I wouldn't keep it a day past the warranty.
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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 08:49:56 pm »
Holy shit did Klacky just post a car related question?

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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 04:18:10 am »
Either the dealership or a good independent Euro shop. The dealer should be plenty willing to find warranty work since they'll get paid for it, right?
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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 06:55:32 am »
Either the dealership or a good independent Euro shop. The dealer should be plenty willing to find warranty work since they'll get paid for it, right?

IIRC, warranty work doesn't pay well.  Not nearly as well as off-warranty.
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Re: Pre-expiry warranty inspection
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 08:37:48 am »
IIRC, warranty work doesn't pay well.  Not nearly as well as off-warranty.

This is true. Also, it is frowned upon to “sell” warranty work. It’s fairly rare to have much of anything found on a car with under 50K other than oil seepage that some brainless lube monkey thinks of as an oil leak.
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