Audi & VW

Car-Tech Prestige are fully equipped to diagnose, maintain and repair your Audi and VW vehicles. Having worked with the brand for over 35 years, the team are familiar with their regular servicing plans and have worked on many common Audi and VW problems, repairing them to get you back on the road. We cover all makes and models of Audi and VW and the team are happy to talk to you about any servicing, faults or repairs. Our pricing is very competitive, especially against main dealers and we offer a great level of customer care.

Service Pricing

 

Audi and VW Diagnostic Equipment

Car-Tech Prestige offers diagnostic testing of all the Volkswagen Audi group (VAG) models and have over 35 years experience in maintaining and repairing VAG cars.

In order to service, diagnose and maintain all Volkswagen Audi group (VAG) products to the highest possible standards, CarTech Prestige use the best and latest diagnostic equipment from VAG.com and the main dealer online ODIS diagnostic equipment. Using these tools gives us complete vehicle coverage across the full VAG range (Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat), and ensures we have the most up to date information and factory support. Our diagnostic equipment allows us to carry out all functions including: 

  • Full dealer level diagnostics
  • Live data checking
  • Control module programming and configuration
  • Service light reset
  • DPF regeneration and repair
  • Remote key programming and synchronisation
  • ADAS calibration
  • DSG gearbox adaption and bleeding 
  • Software update
  • Online diagnostic and test plans 
  • Backup software for control unit reinitialisation

If you have any questions regarding Audi and VW diagnostics or to ask us about VAG Diagnostic pricing, then please get in touch with the team who will be happy to help.

Common Audi & VW Faults and Repairs

S-Tronic gearbox faults 

Symptoms: 

  • Poor gear selection 
  • No drive in reverse 
  • Jolting between gear changes

Cause:                 

  • Mechatronic gear control failure 
  • Dual-clutch failure 

Prevention:       

All S-Tronic Audi gearboxes have specific maintenance schedules from the manufacturer. Although servicing the geartrain may have no direct effect on certain faults with this transmission, it is advisable to carry out these services to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Also, during the service, a gearbox adaption is carried out, adjusting out any minor wear and improving driveability. It is always advisable to service and adapt the gearbox first, if minor driveability issues are present. 

Fix:

Replacement of gearbox mechatronic unit as well as correct coding for electrical and gear selection issues. Replacement of the dual clutch assembly for loss of drive or jolting between gear changes. 

Models affected:

All Audi models equipped with S-Tronic transmission 

Engine Oil Leaks 

Symptoms:        

  • Oil patches under vehicle 
  • Burning smell from vehicle whilst running 
  • Excessive oil consumption 

Cause: 

Engine timing case inadequate sealing used during assembly

Fix:

Due to the design of engine, transmission removal is required before being able to remove the engine timing case. Once the transmission is removed, the engine oil sump pan and timing cover can be removed, ultasonically cleaned and refitted using superior grade sealant. 

Models affected:

All Audi models fitted with 3.0 litre tdi diesel engines from 2005-2013 

Exhaust Gas Recirculation Issues (EGR) 

Symptoms:        

  • Engine warning light illuminated or flashing 
  • Smell and grey smoke from the exhaust tailpipe 
  • Poor MPG 
  • Engine stutters or jerks when accelerating 

Cause:                  

In order to meet modern emission standards, vehicles are required to be fitted with a device to re-burn a percentage of the vehicles exhaust emissions. This is achieved by fitting a diverting valve in the exhaust system, which diverts some of the gasses back into the engines intake system. This particular set up uses a small cantilever arm to internally operate the diversion valve, which, due to its nature, becomes worn to a flat spot and begins to stick. As the valve is essentially a sealed unit no preventative action can be taken. 

Fix:                        

Replacement of EGR valve and engine ECU reprogramed. 

Models affected: 

All 1.4 and 1.6 tdi Audi and Volkswagen models.