[Biturbos4] Good Western Mass. Mechanic/Dealer
Aurangzeb M. Agha
ama-list at mltp.com
Mon Jul 19 21:46:56 EDT 2004
After visiting Father's and Son's (F&S) Audi in Western Mass. for a 2nd
time, I'm completely fed up and sick of their service. I feel I'm being
taken for a ride: there's definitely problems with my car which haven't
existed for the last 40K+ miles, and all the bizarre sounds I'm hearing
aren't "normal", as they suggest. After 40K+ miles, you'd think I'd know
the sounds my car should be making.
Here are my issues:
#1. Often, regardless of weather conditions, when I'm slowing down from a
slow cruise, ~20mph, I hear my breaks squeak. This never happened before.
I asked them to check the breaks, and F&S says they're at 30%. I had
taken my car to a different mechanic to get new tires put on right after
the winter--I'd asked them to look at the brakes, and at the time, they
said I was at under 20%.
#2. At a stand-still, if I turn and hold the wheel at a 1/4 turn and then
slowly release the clutch, while very slightly accelerating, I hear a loud
squeaking sound, as if I'd cranked the wheel as far as I could turn it,
and the wheel couldn't turn any more.
#3. When I DO turn the wheel as far as I can turn it, the car makes a
loud sound. For some reason, I don't remember noticing this--or at least
noticing this as loud as it seems. Is that normal for other S4 owners?
Here's the catch. I'm stuck out in Northampton, in Western Mass. F&S
seems to be the only dealer near me. Anyone have any suggestions on what
I can do, and where I can take my car to an honest and reliable mechanic
in the area?
'01 Silver S4
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