Audi A6 Maintenance and Repair – Car Forums – Edmunds

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1396 of 1405 Re: 2012 A6 A7 Brake Noise [jkloss] by jkaudia6

Feb 17, 2013 (7:05 am)

Hi jkloss. If you have not already done so you need to get an error code reading from the dealer specifically for the brake components which are electronically monitored. Don’t even think about cutting open a Control Unit (ECU) it will end up costing more than the brake repairs.

If your a high mileage driver:IE, say! 60k to 80k/Yr. on a 2012 car you may need brake pads rotors or both, in the front.

Brake pads will only provide a warning light if the Pads are equipped with an electronic cable and sensor imbedded in the Pad. Rotors will need to be replaced if they have deep scaring/groves or the Total thickness is less than 12 millimeters.

By the way I see you indicated two different models; which is it?(A6 or A7) or do you have two cars?

Bottom line is Brakes fall under Normal wear items and unless there is Defect in the brake system, warranty will not cover this

PS:On my A6 3.2 V6 2005

I change front and rear brake pads and rotors around 70Kilometers and went with Continental/ATE Ceramic Pads and matching rotors. The cost was

marginally more than standard Pad and rotors but improved the braking characteristic. Additionally they produce fare less brake dust so I saved money not having to buy Aluminum wheel cleaner.

Hope this helps.

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#1397 of 1405 Re: Luv my ’07,A6 4.2, but. [sborno] by jkaudia6

Hi sborno!

I found my chart on Auto depreciation over time and what happens from cost point of view. This is a compilation of the big picture about ‘depreciation compared to repair cost. Keeping in mind this would vary depending on brand and model of car as it relates to demand and repairs if regular service is being performed etc.

This is not my study but from a Auto Magazine.

1. At two Years of ownership repair cost are approximately 45%

at four years 170%. At just over 5 years of owning repair cost have risen to 253%, Ouuch.

2. On the other side of this graph is depreciation over time:

1. At 1 year -30%, at 4 years -45% and at 5 years -58% increase in repair costs.

These are to opposing graph lines;one (Repair Cost) going up, the other (Depreciation going Down).

Both of these lines cross at 5 years (+/-). So! Here’s my take!

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If. at any intersect of the two lines, starting at 2years, you add the (cost of repair) + (Value depreciation)+(Insurance,Annual Taxes,fuel cost) it does not take 5 years for the vehicle to have zero value. But you could just go to The Automobile Club then you’d have a reliable independent evaluation.

The second equally important factor which most of us,myself included, use when buying a car:

The emotional factor. Most people buy cars for it’s creature comforts not for it’s reliability, why because it’s easier to push a button than figure all this other stuff out.

So I would join the opinion of Mr. Shiftright in saying, If you’re going to buy read the reports on cars until you find the one that’s most reliable.

In order of priority: Of course if Money is no Object, then this is all theoretical.

1. Service Reliability.

2. Fuel Economy (Gas prices are not going down)

3. Your Price bracket

3. Practicality (Don’t overbuy)

4. Don’t buy New (Certified pre-owned or Demo)

5. Is electric or Hybrid an option (Local Climate)

6. Depreciation is coming regardless. Finally the average person drives,on average/day within 50 miles/day of home.

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