Originally Posted by js0823
My Q5 is reaching 5000 miles soon(have 350 miles left), and I may need to go on a long trip that will for sure go above 5000 miles(trip is around 600 miles).
I have few questions regarding this.
1. Can I do the 5000 miles maintenance before I reach 5000 miles? If so, what is the minimum mile I should reach before doing maintenance?
2. Can I do maintenance after I exceed 5000 miles? How many miles can I exceed before the car really needs maintenance?
3. I am going on a trip to another state. Can I get free 5000 miles maintenance from another state? If I could get maintenance on my way to another state, I am willing to do so.
4. How long does the 5000 miles maintenance take?
Yes you can do it before the 5K miles, and you should shave it done before 6 months regardless of miles.
Personally I'd do the service before the trip, for the oil change, and be sure all the fluids are topped off, bolts torqued, etc.
I suppose you could, I don't see why not.
I had my 14 TDI in for the 5K service and it took about 90 minutes.