Audi Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Some bulbs are harder to access then others, so it's hard to give an opinion on the pricing fairness without knowing which bulbs were replaced. As far as the belt is concerned, was it a timing belt? If so, the labor alone is pretty signicant so that price may be about what would be expected. I could look up the labor times for you if you wish and you could compare them to the shop's hourly rate, but I'd say it's likely in the ballpark.
As far as chipping the vehicle goes, there are several factors to consider. While it very well may improve the power quite a bit, it can also cause warranty issues (check with your dealer) and smog inspection issues in some states.
there is no more warranty, so that isnt an issue
i was a little worried about degrading the engine
glad to know the estimate sounds roughly about right
i think it is the timing belt
im tempted to find a third party mechanic, but i never have yet
That might be a good idea, although dealerships often have access to tools and iformation that are not available or too costly for regular shops to have
yeah, i guess its a toss up
There are considerations as far as increased engine wear with chip installations, but I would need more information as to the exact chip before I could provide a qualified answer. Normally, reputable chip manufacturer's products are safe and reliable. For the price you mentioned, I would say that your selection is .likely to be OK.
i see yeah
Is there anything else I can help you with, or would you like to switcfh
i didnt realize there are options when it comes to chips
that i would have to choose
Yes, there are types that can be programmed by the user, but that is pretty advanced. I would go for one that is preset and fits the performance that you are seeking.
yeah, i would go plug and play
You'erYes, that would be advisable, and also select a service provider that would install it for you as well. Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to serve you!.
i took my car to the dealer and its 3750, for replacing the belt, fixing the bulbs and rewiring one housing for the light, a large maintenance checkup with fluids and transmission check and axill checks and a new key fob. it will be in the shop for 5 days.
2008 audi A4 convertible - the soft top does not close.