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Old 09-20-2021, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default 2014 Audi A6, 88K miles

Brake warning light came on...indicating likely low battery fluid level. Or possibly, per one dealer I consulted, worn brake pads. I had it serviced this past May at our dealer in CT and there was no indication on their report of impending battery pad failure (I've only driven it about 3,000 miles since then). Upon a quick look at the battery fluid reservoir, one can see the fluid in the yellow perforated cup about 1-1/2 inches down...so it seems to be full.

I'm in Meredith and the closest Audi dealer is in Nashua so I'm wondering if anyone here can suggest a quality local independent that could look at this.

Thanks to all forum members for any thoughts, recommendations, advice you can provide. Also interested in what you think is a possible cause. Obviously, I'm not mechanically inclined.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:12 PM   #2
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German Auto in Gilford.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:15 PM   #3
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Battery fluid reservoir. That's a new one on me. I have never heard of that or seen one.

Try German Motorsports in Gilford. They do good work. https://www.benzshops.com/new-hampsh...rts-gilford-nh
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A second for German motorsports. I will say if itís the original battery and failing it does cause many odd issues in todayís cars


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Battery fluid reservoir. That's a new one on me. I have never heard of that or seen one.

Try German Motorsports in Gilford. They do good work. https://www.benzshops.com/new-hampsh...rts-gilford-nh
Jeez. I meant brake fluid reservoir. Thank you Tilton. Big 'Duh' on my part.
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Another vote for German Auto Sports in Gilford.


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Old 09-20-2021, 08:50 PM   #7
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I don't know German Autosports, but I would definitely give them a try. As Audis, BMWs, and the like reach 100K or so, the thing that keeps them reasonably economical is an excellent independent repair shop
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:39 PM   #8
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They get my vote too.

They are competent and honest.
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Old 09-20-2021, 11:08 PM   #9
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German Autosports will be getting my call tomorrow. Thanks all.
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www.squamlakesauto.com on Route 3 in Holderness has been there for many years, always looks busy with many different German cars out front, and is a German only car repair.

BMW, Audi, and Mercedes along with VW and Porsche are their repair market.

If you got the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller once owned by Elvis Presley, a funny looking three wheel German car from 1955 with two wheels up front, that would be good to go to Squam Lakes Auto.
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:37 AM   #11
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Next to Skip King across from Hannaford

Service all my German vehicles for decades. Reliable, honest and second to none.

Current fleet 2005 C240 wagon at 163K and 2014 allroad at 53K.

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Old 09-22-2021, 06:32 PM   #12
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Figured I'd close the loop regarding my experience with German Motorsports. Got there around 2:30 this afternoon. Quick, pleasant conversation with the gentleman at the front desk. He asked for my key so they could take the car into their garage. I sat and waited 30 minutes when he called me to the desk to explain what they found. I believe the owner of the business was there as well (I didn't get his name). Basically, the brake warning light came on because two of my brake pads are getting low. We chatted some more and I learned that they are short staffed like many other businesses - so I was surprised that they could take a look so quickly.

They topped off my brake fluid, reset the warning light, spent a few minutes explaining the issue and some more time talking in general about maintenance on my car which is approaching 100K miles (I've always used a dealer in the past so I was asking questions based on Flying Scot's note on independents below). I said I wanted to make an appointment to get the pads replaced but the 'owner I think guy' said that I still had 4 or 5,000 miles to go on those pads and he suggested I wait to get them replaced. He said he'd be happy to make an appointment for October 4 and take my money but he couldn't recommend that. Understand that I also explained to him that I typically get my car serviced in CT in the April timeframe. He didn't need to be a rocket scientist to know that he might be missing out on business but he was being honest and doing the right thing for me.

I pulled out my credit card and asked how much I owed and he said "nothing". He wouldn't accept anything for over 30 minutes of his business' time.

I'll be shifting my service timeframes such that I'm getting them done at German Motorsports in the future and, hopefully, my mileage will be limited enough between now and next spring such that I can wait to get my brake pads done there as well.

Thanks everyone - for your great recommendation.
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Old 09-22-2021, 07:23 PM   #13
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