2015 Audi A3: First Service Performed
February 2, 2015
A few hundred miles before our 2015 Audi A3 cleared 5,000 miles the car started providing notifications in the gauge cluster display that a service would soon be due. This would be our A3's first service and includes an oil change and tire rotation. Audi pays for the first service, too. I booked an appointment at my local dealership, Audi Fresno.
Scheduling the service was easy and my service advisor was friendly and courteous. This particular dealership's building is pretty upscale and happens to share its space with Porsche. There's no lounge room for waiting in the traditional sense (you're not tucked away in some grimy windowless dungeon), but there are areas scattered around the two-floor dealership showroom to hang out while your car is being worked on. Getting to look at cars like an A8, RS 5 and 911 GTS certainly added to the experience.
The service took about 1.5 hours and, as noted above, was free. The dealer washed our A3, too. The only downside came after I arrived home to look at the paperwork more closely. The technician reset our tire pressures to 41 psi. As Chris noted in an earlier A3 update, 41 psi is the number indicated on the door jamb but, like many new German cars these days, it's the max load number and not necessarily what we prefer for daily use. I'll be lowering the pressures back down to 36 psi front, 33 psi rear.
Otherwise, our A3 is ready to rock for another 10,000 miles.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @5,147 miles