DC-area Audi Mechanics
April 12, 2010 10:56 AM Subscribe
I need to find a good Audi mechanic in the DC area.
posted by schmod to travel & transportation around Washington, DC (9 answers total)
Any recommendations for honest mechanics in the DC area that specialize in VW/Audi repairs that won't charge me an arm and a leg for basic maintenance?
Searches on Yelp/Google have been less than fruitful -- the local dealers are apparently incompetent crooks, while the (precious few) positively-rated local garages seem to focus exclusively on domestic makes.
Right now, I just need an oil change and brake pads. However, it'd be nice to know if there's a local expert that could take care of something more complicated (which is becoming a depressingly common occurrence with this car).
FWIW, I drive a 1999.0 A4 2.8, and would prefer a mechanic that is reasonably Metro-accessible.
Side-question: How do I know when I need new brakes? I know I'm about due for them, and the pads are starting to look a bit thin. How thin is too thin? Of course, the mechanic will tell me I need new ones if I ask...