Porsche Specialist & MOT Station
Welcome to Braunton Engineering - The North Devon Porsche servicing and Porsche repair specialist. The business has evolved over the last seventeen years to offer a comprehensive range of garage services to Porsche drivers from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire. The Porsche repair service is based in Braunton village, 5 miles from Barnstaple, North Devon. The garage is in the middle of Braunton village, on the road to Ilfracombe, and about 18 miles from Bideford.
Braunton Engineering provide full garage facilities to attend to each Porsche's requirements - for 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 upgrade.
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. They are a close-knit team offering an experienced hand, delivering engineering craft skill to ensure owners continue to experience the very best performance from their cars.
The large site at Braunton Garage houses a great depth of tools, machines & ramps which makes repairing Porsche models a swifter and more straight forward task; equipment such as a 15 ton press, tyre changing and balancing machine, suspension spring compressing systems, corner scales for suspension & chassis alignment, Beissbarth & Bosch wheel alignment machines.
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). MOT vehicle testing station 77290 has been established for over seventeen years and has an exemplary record with DVSA, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Department of Transport.
Braunton Engineering are a dedicated Porsche repair specialist with a comprehensive array of tools and machinery and diagnostics to allow the correct diagnosis and replacement of worn or faulty parts.
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 utilises 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 - effective if 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. Porsche repair equipment includes a bead blasting cabinet, sand blasting cabinet, steam & pressure cleaning unit, cutting equipment and mig welding for fabrication repair top chassis and bodywork.
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 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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