It appears that Audi repairs are more expensive than BMW or Mercedes-Benz servicing costs. The site announced a price difference of 12% between quotes for Audi models and the average of the three brands.
The average estimate for an Audi repair of any type was of almost 250 pounds (approx. $360), while one for a Mercedes-Benz car was lower than 200 pounds (approx. $288). BMW repair costs fit right between the two, the study shows. According to the authors of the study, the results are consistent across the range of each comparable model.
However, they did note that a quote for an A-Class Mercedes-Benz could go as high as one for an E-Class.
Since this study focuses on an average quote across all the requests received, the makers of the analysis felt the need to explain their data. For example, some jobs like brake and exhaust repairs are cheaper on Audi models than on their German counterparts, while servicing and MOT routine work is marginally lower on Audi models, but BMW and Mercedes-Benz models come close.
The most expensive repair quotes that set Audi apart from their rivals were those for clutch and gearbox work, engine and cooling operations, bodywork and dents, along with security, locking, and keys. In the situations specified in the paragraph above, Audi cars had higher costs than their equivalents.
However, the analysis revealed that the higher costs come only to models that were between six and 12 years old last year. Before a car turns six years old, the garage quotes for Audi repairs are slightly higher than their BMW equivalents (25 pounds above), or Mercedes-Benz rivals (around 50 pounds above).
The makers of the analysis revealed that repair costs significantly drop for cars over 12 years old, but owners tend not to mind some faults by the time their cars turn this age.