Porsche Servicing Specialist
Porsche Servicing Expertise: Regular servicing of your Porsche is crucial to ensuring the car remains reliable and performing at its best. When you bring your Porsche for a service at Braunton Engineering your car will be driven and inspected by a technician who is familiar with your model. The technician knows how your car should perform on the road, if the car is in top shape, based on many years of driving other Porsches. He will offer a high level of Porsche perception from having service and fixed many cars with faults, and the ability to recognize a specific fault from the way a vehicle drives.
Service Procedure: A set of procedures are used which are similar to the main dealer albeit at a friendlier price. The technician follows a check sheet of the factory service schedule which features work to complete and a list of specific visual inspections to grade the current condition and function of the vehicle.
Inspection Process: After visual scrutiny, the car is taken on a test drive by the assigned technician to assess the notes which were made when taking the booking. The vehicle is taken to the workshop and inspected on a ramp. Cost-estimates for parts and labour are compiled with the priority given to safety and reliability. If any queries are raised on the test drive, or during the inspection, the owner is then contacted to discuss any issues.
What do you get in a Porsche service? A Porsche service at Braunton Engineering follows the Porsche Factory Service Schedule. This is an official service document for the mechanic to work through with the vehicle. The document features many parts, systems and functions of the vehicle to be both visually inspected, physically tested. The schedule will dictate which parts & fluids are due for change according to the level of service due.
An example of the Braunton Engineering service; this includes the replacement of engine oil, oil filter/s, air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter, spark plugs (where applicable), using genuine Porsche Mahle filters and Mobil lubricants.
Attention to the tiniest Detail: Each Porsche 911 and Boxster / Cayman service at Braunton includes an analysis of the used engine oil and the oil filter. This is to check for metallic particles - close scrutiny gives a good indication of the engine & IMS bearing's health. This test is effective if the old oil & filter have been in the engine for at least a few thousand miles. Analysis of engine oil can give an early warning to an engine which is experiencing cylinder bore scoring or IMS bearing fault, as can excessive use and burning of oil leading to misfire and rough running.
Porsche Service History: 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.
If your Porsche has a service book which has been frequently stamped by Porsche Specialists, and has a folder of receipts for the maintenance work completed in the past, it is a good indication that the vehicle has been driven and treated with respect in its previous ownership. This is not written in stone as there are exceptions to the rule, but the visual clues of the condition inside the cabin, of the bodywork, of the wheels all give one a clue to the previous treatment of the car.
Transparency of service and pricing: Braunton Engineering offer a labour rate of £55 per hour +vat. They are committed to a transparency of cost-effective pricing and of good working practice. Any additional work is priced with parts & labour - an itemised estimate for each job - keeping customer's informed throughout the vehicles stay. Braunton welcomes owners into the workshop to inspect work at any time whilst the car is in their care. Each vehicle is covered by comprehensive insurance whilst in the care of the team.
Porsche Menu style price list : Braunton Engineering offer a menu style, fixed-price schedule for Porsche maintenance and for some common fault Porsche repairs. Braunton use Mobil lubricants, Porsche Mahle filters and Porsche original brake components.
Please do not hesitate to make contact to receive the prices for your Porsche.