A4 2.4 V6 Cambelt +

well, it's just been replaced at 61k miles. I ended up with 3 quotes, all very close at 600. (Audi dealership, a VWAudi specialist and a general repair garage) All quoting using original Audi parts.
8 items were to be replaced.
cam belt roller relay roller multi V belt belt damper x 2 water pump anti freeze.
It took approx 5 hours to complete.
225 labour, 305 parts + the dreaded 17.5
I opted for the VWAudi specialist for 2 reasons, I knew the Audi dealership would hike up the bill (from previous experience) and the specialist was sited close to family so could go visiting while work being done.
conclusion, a nice job carried out by a competent mechanic.
just before my car was due this work, a neighbour had his car belt(s) changed by a friend of the family, the car was up on blocks, in the drive, for 3 days and resulted in a second 'mechanic' finishing the job plus owner ended up also paying for an alternator that they managed to destroy at the same time.
dj (ps if anyone in Hampshire, UK wants to know the workshop please ask)
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Had exactly the same work done (+ the thermostat) on my A4 2.8 Quattro using all genuine parts source through the local Audi main dealer. The work was done by my local garage. It cost me 365 inc VAT. 4 hours labour in total. I live in the north of England though so may be a regional difference.
That was done 12,000 miles ago so I think it was done well.
Richard
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yes didn't you post a few months back...........that's a good price but I am sure costs have increased a little and as you say we are in the thick of bucksville down here.
never the less, the A4 is still a class motor and well worth the maintaining.
dj
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Your parts prices seem high but I suspect they will come from the local dealer which may be expensive. Labour rates are not too bad compared to the dealer. My local garage charges 30+vat/hour where as my dealer is 75+vat/hour. It not hard to work out why the dealer job is so expensive. I've had work done at both and the local garage does an equal if not better job. I think I'm just lucky to have an excellent garage within half a mile of my home. They seem confident they can do most jobs on the car also.
I don't think they are too costly to maintain if you get a good independent.
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