When people choose Audi, they are doing so for the brand’s quality, craftsmanship and international prestige. They are not, however, impervious to harm or general wear and tear over time. When it comes to maintenance, a top-rated car like an Audi deserves a top mechanic; someone who knows the brand, the build, the ins and outs of the vehicle.

Your first thought after that might be to simply turn to the dealership for help. The reality is, however, that a trip to the dealership will only guarantee you one thing, and that’s a huge bill at the end. Here is our advice on how to find a better alternative in an Audi service center.

First of all, look in your local area.

Besides the dealership, Irvine has other centers started and built-up locally that do a lot more to boost and develop local communities. They were founded to help local people like you, be you from Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach or any other surrounding area. You can build a rapport and positive working relationship with them and you won’t regret it.

Second, ensure they have the right credentials.

An Audi is a specialist machine and you need to be sure that any mechanic working on it is properly qualified. The two main credentials to look for are “ASE” certification, and also a bona fide Audi repair certification. Any Audi repair center worth anything will have mechanics carrying both of these.

Third, don’t get screwed on price.

You paid top dollar for your Audi, we know, but that doesn’t mean you have to be extorted when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Local certified Irvine Audi service centers can likely do far better than the dealership on price.

Fourth, check the reviews.

When you’ve located a great shop, see what others are saying about. Look in particular for similarities in positive and negative feedback. Consistently negative feedback on one particular thing means it’s more likely to be true.

Finally, check for parts.

You should get guarantees (verbal and visual) that the center you’re using will only use the factory certified Audi parts to get the job done. You can’t afford third-party nonsense in your beloved Audi.

Beach House Imports Irvine – We Fit the Bill

To ensure you get all of the above, we suggest coming to us right here in our Costa Mesa location, just a stone’s throw from Irvine. Get in touch to learn more!

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