Porsche Specialist & MOT Station
Braunton Engineering provide Porsche servicing, repair and rebuild expertise. They are based in a large garage facility with three well equipped workshops, as well as an MOT testing station.
The services include diagnostics & fault finding, rebuild & restoration work with a labour rate of £55 per hour +VAT. Additional facilities includes: Four wheel alignment and corner weighting, air conditioning, alloy wheel straightening, track preparation & performance upgrades.
The Braunton team offer a wealth of experience from having owned, driven & rebuilt Porsche's since the 1990's. 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.
Their services includes track preparation; testing and developing vehicles on track to improve performance and reliability under heavy load. Their track experience includes many tracks across the U.K and further afield at Spa Francorchamps and the Nurburgring GP & Nordschleife tracks.
The large Braunton Garage site houses a great depth of tools, machines & ramps which makes repair & rebuild a swifter and more straight forward task. The workshops features equipment such as a 15 ton press, tyre changing and balancing machines, suspension spring compressors, corner scales for suspension & chassis balancing, both Beissbarth & Bosch wheel alignment machines.
Braunton Engineering is unique - it is the only Porsche Specialist in the South West of England 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 the DVSA, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Department of Transport.
The Porsche inspection involves visual scrutiny with a record of any possible work that is required for either immediate action, or future attention. The inspections are conducted on-site, on a ramp and offer a clear insight to a vehicle's current condition and any future expense.
Servicing work 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 - a very effective procedure 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 healthy and fit for purpose. A good history record gives a good indication of how the vehicle has been treated by its previous owners.
The facilities include three workshops with five vehicle lifts and an M.O.T. testing bay. These include; diagnostics, key coding, fault diagnosis, suspension replacement and four wheel geometry setting, air conditioning service & recharge, engine & gearbox rebuilding, rolling restoration, body shop (crash repair) and an alloy wheel straightening jig. Equipment includes a bead blasting cabinet, sand blasting cabinet, steam & pressure cleaning unit, cutting equipment and MIG welding for fabrication repair to the 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 where some 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 and a registered MOT vehicle testing station.The content of this website is written and photographed at Braunton documenting work conducted at Braunton Engineering - the photographs and text remain copyright protected material of the author.