The Devon Porsche Specialist
Welcome to Braunton Engineering - The Devon Porsche Specialist & MOT Testing Station. The business has evolved over the last seventeen years to offer a comprehensive service to Porsche drivers from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire.
The specialist Porsche services include: Repair, servicing, MOT Testing, diagnostics & fault finding, rebuild & restoration. Additional services are: Four wheel alignment and corner weighting, air conditioning, alloy wheel straightening, track preparation & performance upgrades.
Braunton Engineering team offer an experienced hand, delivering engineering craft skill to ensure owners continue to experience the very best performance from their cars. The Braunton team offer a wealth of experience from having owned, driven & rebuilt Porsche's since the 1990's - their experience includes track preparation; testing and developing vehicles to improve performance and reliability under heavy load.
Braunton Engineering is unique... It is the only Porsche Specialist in the West Country that owns and runs an MOT Testing Station (VTS No. 77290). The MOT testing station has been established for over seventeen years and has an exemplary record with VOSA, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, Department of Transport.
Porsche inspections are conducted on a daily basis - each vehicle undergoes a visual inspection with a record of any possible work that is required for either immediate action, or future attention. Their inspections are conducted on-site, on a ramp. They offer a clear insight to a vehicle's current condition and any likely future expense.
Porsche Servicing is conducted to the factory schedule (e.g. Boxster & 997: Minor service every two years, brake fluid change every two years, major service every four years), as well as menu style fixed prices (parts & labour) for the most common repairs. The technician utilizes the factory maintenance sheet of multi-point checks for each model, stating the renewal of the key serviceable parts and fluids.
As an example, the Braunton minor service includes replacement of items; Mobil oil, oil filter/s, air filter, pollen filter, using genuine filters. In addition, each service includes an analysis of the used engine oil and the oil filter to check for metallic particles - this scrutiny gives a good indication of engine & IMS bearing health so long as the oil & filter have been in service for thousands of miles.
Good service history documentation is the key ingredient to finding a vehicle's market value, and is an essential track record of how the vehicle has been previously maintained - correct servicing & maintenance by a reputable specialist is crucial to ensuring the vehicle is mechanically healthu and fit for purpose.
The facilities include three workshops with five vehicle lifts and an M.O.T. testing bay. The services include; diagnostics, key coding, fault diagnosis, suspension upgrade replacement and four wheel alignment geometry setting, air conditioning service & recharge, engine & gearbox rebuilding, rolling restoration, track preparation, body shop (crash repair) and an alloy wheel straightening jig.
The workshops are equipped with the latest equipment to read on-board diagnostic (OBD) fault codes. The technicians use the Porsche (PET) parts catalogue which shows every available part for each model from the 1950 356 right through to 2017 models. Together with the workshop manuals and a wide ranging technical library, the garage includes specialist workshop machinery. An example of this is a Bridgeport milling machine which enables the manufacture of bespoke parts (especially useful with older cars if key parts are now obsolete).
Braunton Engineering is an environmentally aware company. It is licensed with the authorities (***629) to dispose of hazardous waste materials such as oils, fuels, tyres and contaminants to the appropriate licensed hazardous waste collectors. The business is VAT registered (******714) and a registered MOT vehicle testing station (**290).
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