2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Expensive But Pleasant 15,000-Mile Service

May 31, 2012


I took our A8L in for its 15,000 mile service to Michael Automotive Audi in Fresno, CA (where I live). I met up with the service advisor and he took our car's information. The owner's manual lists the 15K as a major service. Besides the oil change, it includes a cabin air filter change, a host of inspections (battery, belts, lights, brakes, axles, etc) and a road test. The total came to a not insubstantial $476.32 (including a $25 tire rotation, which I opted for).

The labor portion of that was $331.20. Audi does offer an Audi Care prepaid maintenance program -- which we don't have -- that for $1,000 (A8) covers the first four services after the initial 5K service. Seems like a better deal.


I certainly can't complain about the service treatment, though. The service advisor (he actually rememebered me from a Jetta service I did here almost a year ago) was very courteous and said he needed to keep the car for a few hours. I was prepared to take the shuttle and somehow find a ride back later on when the car was done. But when the advisor learned his shuttle had just left, he offered me a loaner A4 to take. First time I've ever gotten that for basically an oil change. They also washed and detailed the A8 for me.

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Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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