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2009 Audi A4 Avant: 25,000 mile service

April 30, 2010

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Edmunds Maintenance Calculator estimates that the 25,000 mile service on a 2009 Audi A4 Avant should run $112.11 and include engine oil ($13.58), oil filter ($6.97), and then an additional $57.04 of labor for checks and stuff.

What did it cost at Santa Monica Audi? Follow the jump for that and a bonus story of a crazy Audi driver waiting for parts!

$231.96 inc tax. Dollars. US dollars.

Here's how it breaks down: Oil filter ($20.02), Engine oil ($28.32), Oil disposal ($2.67), Parts Wash ($5.45) and labor....one hour....($170).

Welcome to the West Side, kids!

And here's what happened when I was waiting to pay:

Lady in line ahead of me to cashier: "I can't believe I forgot the air filter!"

Cashier: "Good thing you came back!"

Lady: "I just don't know what I'd've done if I hadn't remembered. I was three blocks away."

Lady: "Oh, wait, this says it's made in Slovenia (ed: Not sure if it was Slovenia or Slovakia, either way, the story continues the same way.), but my oil filter, I think, is made in Germany. Don't they have an air filter made in Germany?"

Cashier, very concerned: "Oh, I don't know. That's something you should ask. I'd certainly ask."

Lady: "Will this one even work? It's not made in Germany."

Cashier: "I'd go back to the parts guy and ask."

Lady: "I will!"

Five minutes later-- they lost my paperwork-- I come outside to see the lady leaving the parts dept with the same filter in hand and a cell phone in the other....presumably calling someone to see if her Slovenian air filter will, in fact, filter air despite its non-German heritage.

Welcome to the West Side, kids!

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 26,739 miles

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