Audi R8 and Audi A8
24-Hour Roadside
Assistance Guide

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Dear Audi R8 or Audi A8 Owner,
As a proud new owner of an Audi R8 or Audi A8, you are entitled to exclusive ownership privileges that are designed to help provide you with peace of mind around the clock. This comprehensive program of emergency roadside and related services is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, both in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Audi R8 and Audi A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance combines a team of qualified, dedicated Audi customer service professionals with a comprehensive nationwide towing network to bring you world-class assistance when you need it most. The far-reaching benefits detailed in this booklet are provided to you as part of the Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty.[1]
Please read this booklet to fully understand how the Audi R8 and Audi A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance [2] program can assist you should you find yourself in need of Audi Roadside Assistance.
Important Roadside Tools
In the event of a roadside situation, your vehicle comes equipped with the tools needed to help perform various roadside services. Your Audi Roadside Assistance provider is trained in the location and use of these tools.
Note: Always reference your owner’s manual for specific information on the location and instructions for the use of each of these items.
For immediate assistance in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, call Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance toll-free:
1.866.478.3456
Your Audi R8 or Audi A8 
24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program
The Audi R8 and Audi A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program is one of the most comprehensive owner privileges Audi offers. The program offers services for these events:
► Emergency towing
► Battery jump-start
► Flat tire service
► Lock-out service
► Fuel delivery service
► Emergency extrication service
► Trip interruption coverage
Coverage Eligibility
All new Audi R8 and A8 passenger vehicles sold in the United States and Puerto Rico qualify for coverage. Eligible coverage for all new Audi R8 and A8 vehicles is for four years from the date of delivery, or the Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty [1] start date, whichever occurs first.
Obtaining Service
To obtain any of the services and/or benefits listed in this booklet, just call toll-free to reach a dedicated Audi customer service professional to assist you:
1.866.478.3456.
Information Required to Provide Service:
To help serve you better, please have the following information ready before you call:
1. Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which is located on your registration documents or in other locations within your vehicle (see below):
► Driver’s side dash panel
► State Registration Card
► Insurance Card
► In your Audi instrument cluster system under the set menu labeled “chassis number” or in your Audi MMI® system under the CAR function button under Car Systems under Service (if equipped)
2. Year, model, color and license plate number of the vehicle.
3. The telephone number from which you are calling or a telephone number where you can be reached.
4. Exact location of your vehicle (street address and nearest intersection).
5. Type of service required, or a brief description of the problem.
Emergency Roadside Services
When you call for Audi R8 or A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, one or more of the following, as needed, can be provided to you:
1a. R8 Emergency Towing
If your R8 becomes disabled due to a mechanical breakdown or collision, complimentary towing will be provided to the nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point or Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility.
Note: For security reasons, towing service will not be provided to an unattended vehicle—a licensed driver must accompany the vehicle at the time of service.
1b. A8 Emergency Towing
If your A8 becomes disabled due to a mechanical breakdown or collision, complimentary towing will be provided to the nearest authorized Audi dealer or Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility.
Note: For security reasons, towing service will not be provided to an unattended vehicle—a licensed driver must accompany the vehicle at the time of service.
2. Battery Jump-Start
A service operator will be dispatched to provide a jump-start on your A8. If your vehicle cannot be driven safely, or if a battery jump-start is required for your Audi R8, towing services will be provided (see “Emergency Towing”).
3a. R8 Flat Tire Service
If your R8 has a flat tire, the vehicle will be towed to the nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point (see “Emergency Towing”). Mounting or dismounting special traction devices such as chains, or repairing a flat tire, are not covered under this program. If your R8 has a tire inflator kit (TIK), you have the option to receive a tow service, or assistance with use of the TIK with a follow-up tow if the TIK doesn’t work.
3b. A8 Flat Tire Service
If your A8 has a flat tire, a service operator will attempt to remove it and install a spare tire. If you don’t have a properly inflated spare tire, or if the spare tire is not safely operable, towing service will be provided (see “Emergency Towing”). Mounting or dismounting special traction devices such as chains, or repairing a flat tire, are not covered under this program.
4. Emergency Fuel Service
If you happen to run out of fuel, an emergency supply of fuel will be delivered to get you on your way. Both the delivery service and the emergency supply of fuel are complimentary.
Note: Emergency fuel delivery service is limited to five times per year.
5. Audi R8 and A8 Lock-Out Service
If your keys are locked inside your vehicle, your R8 will be towed to the nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point to gain entry, or your A8 will be towed to the nearest Audi dealer.
At your request, a service operator may be dispatched in an attempt to gain entry into your vehicle to retrieve your keys. However, you are solely responsible for any loss or damage resulting from this entry attempt.
In the event keys for your Audi R8 or A8 are lost, we will arrange for a tow to your nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point, or your A8 will be towed to the nearest Audi dealer. The cost for parts and/or labor to produce or program replacement keys is not included in this service.
Note: To provide added security for the vehicle owner, registration papers and personal photo identification may be requested at the scene.
6. Extrication Service
Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance will cover the cost of extricating your vehicle from any ditch, mud, sand or snow, provided it has become disabled in an area immediately adjacent to a regularly traveled road that can be serviced with standard automobile servicing equipment.
7. Audi Assist
If you are located in close proximity to an Audi dealership that is participating in the Audi Assist light service program, an Audi Assist service vehicle may be dispatched directly from the dealership for jump-starts and fuel delivery service only. Tire inflation or tow available for R8 and A8, and tire change available for A8 only.
Arranging Your Own Assistance
It is crucial that you call Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance at
1.866.478.3456.
for all Audi Roadside Assistance.
However, in the event service cannot be dispatched to your location or you are located on a state-restricted roadway, you can be reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum of $200 for each disablement.
Note: Always refer to your owner’s manual for proper towing instructions and requirements.
To Arrange Your Own Assistance:
1. Obtain an authorization number by contacting the Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Center at 
1.866.478.3456.
2. Arrange your own local roadside or towing assistance.
3. Pay the local service provider or facility for services rendered and obtain an itemized receipt indicating the amount paid, the date, VIN and the name of the service provider.
4. Submit the original receipt for services provided, and your authorization number, within 30 days of disablement.
Reimbursement Instructions
For detailed information and instructions for reimbursement consideration, please call the Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Center at:
1.866.478.3456
This must be done within 72 hours of disablement.
What Your R8 Disablement Coverage Includes
1. Towing your Audi R8 (one tow per disablement) to the nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point for mechanical repairs or to an Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility in the event of a collision.
2. Roadside service (labor performed at disablement site), which includes: flat tire service (will be performed at the nearest Audi certified R8 servicing point), lock-out service and extrication (see page 4).
3. Service calls for the emergency delivery of fuel to get you back on your way.
What Your R8 Disablement Coverage Does Not Include
Unless otherwise specified, the Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program does not include coverage for:
1. The cost of transporting a vehicle from Puerto Rico, Hawaii or Alaska to the U.S. mainland.
2. Towing a vehicle from an Audi certified R8 servicing point capable of providing the necessary repairs during the facility’s normal hours of operation to another Audi certified R8 servicing point or Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility.
3. More than one service call per disablement.
4. Delivery of a battery or the cleaning of battery cables.
5. The cost of any parts, labor (other than the “Emergency Roadside Services”), supplies or materials.
6. Service to unattended vehicles. (A licensed driver must be present when service is being provided.)
7. Fines or impound towing charges due to a violation of local laws.
8. Towing other than by a licensed service operator, including a private citizen’s assistance.
9. Services outside the 50 United States and Puerto Rico.
10. Shoveling snow to free or access a snowbound vehicle.
11. Installation of snow tires, tire chains, etc.
12. Service to any vehicle willfully driven into non-regularly traveled areas such as open fields, construction sites, beaches, mud-filled driveways, vacant lots, or any other area that is inaccessible or hazardous for the service operator’s vehicle to reach.
13. Towing and road services applicable to insurance claims such as vandalism or fire.
14. Replacement of wheel lock key due to loss or damage.
What Your A8 Disablement Coverage Includes
1. Towing your Audi A8 (one tow per disablement) to the nearest Audi dealer for mechanical repairs or to an Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility in the event of a collision.
2. Roadside service (labor performed at disablement site), which includes: battery jump-start, flat tire service, lock-out service and extrication (see page 4).
3. Service calls for the emergency delivery of fuel to get you back on your way.
What Your A8 Disablement Coverage Does Not Include
Unless otherwise specified, the Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program does not include coverage for:
1. The cost of transporting a vehicle from Puerto Rico, Hawaii or Alaska to the U.S. mainland.
2. Towing a vehicle from an Audi dealer capable of providing the necessary repairs during the facility’s normal hours of operation to another Audi dealer or Audi Ultra Advanced Lightweight Materials Collision Repair Facility.
3. More than one service call per disablement.
4. Delivery of a battery or the cleaning of battery cables.
5. The cost of any parts, labor (other than the “Emergency Roadside Services” outlined on page 4), supplies or materials.
6. Service to unattended vehicles. (A licensed driver must be present when service is being provided.)
7. Fines or impound towing charges due to a violation of local laws.
8. Towing other than by a licensed service operator, including a private citizen’s assistance.
9. Services outside the 50 United States and Puerto Rico.
10. Shoveling snow to free or access a snowbound vehicle.
11. Installation of snow tires, tire chains, etc.
12. Service to any vehicle willfully driven into non-regularly traveled areas such as open fields, construction sites, beaches, mud-filled driveways, vacant lots, or any other area that is inaccessible or hazardous for the service operator’s vehicle to reach.
13. Towing and road services applicable to insurance claims such as vandalism or fire.
14. Replacement of wheel lock key due to loss or damage.
Other Services and Benefits
Exclusive R8 and A8 Trip Interruption Benefits
If your Audi R8 or A8 is disabled because of a mechanical breakdown over 100 miles from your residential address (and the repair is covered under your Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty [1]), you may be reimbursed for trip interruption expenses if your vehicle cannot be made safely operable the same day. Your coverage includes reimbursement for:
► Lodging up to $200 per day
► Meals up to $200 per day
► Alternate transportation
Trip interruption coverage is limited to reasonable expenses up to a maximum of $1,000 per disablement/incident, including all taxes and surcharges. The service is designed to assist you with some of the unplanned expenses you may incur while waiting for your vehicle to be repaired.
Note: Pre-authorization for trip reimbursement by Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance is required.
Additional Audi Concierge Assistance
Our exclusive Audi R8 and A8 Specialists can be reached at
1.866.478.3456.
to assist you in making necessary reservations during your disablement. Exclusive Audi Emergency Concierge Assistance includes but is not limited to:
► Locating the nearest hotel and making reservations
► Locating available alternate transportation
► Notifying significant others of your disablement at your request
Trip Interruption Reimbursement Instructions
1. Contact the Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Center at
1.866.478.3456.
to obtain an authorization number and detailed information and instructions for reimbursement consideration. This must be done within 72 hours of disablement.
2. Save itemized expense receipts, such as for lodging, meals and car rental.
3. Save vehicle repair invoices/repair orders.
General Information
Limitation of Liability
Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance provides emergency 24-hour roadside assistance services through a comprehensive network of independent service operators. Audi and/or Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance does not assume liability for any loss or damage resulting from the rendering of such service. All claim inquiries for damage resulting from roadside assistance services must be submitted to the Roadside Assistance vendor within 30 days.
We encourage you to personally perform an inspection and note any existing damage to the exterior and undercarriage (where visible) of your vehicle before, during and after your vehicle is loaded onto the vendor’s equipment.
Cancellation of Coverage
Audi and/or Audi R8 and A8 24-Hour Roadside Assistance may cancel coverage on your Audi vehicle at any time by written notice. There is no refund available to you in the event of cancellation.
Currency
All amounts referred to herein will be paid in U.S. dollars.
Changes in Coverage
The services, policies and procedures described in this booklet are subject to change without notice.