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Servicing in Scotland

msangs1

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Evening all,

Just got quoted £908.40 for a minor service at Porsche Centre Aberdeen including the brake fluid change for a 2007 997.1.

I know us Scotts are known for being tight, but that seems a tad on the steep side to me for what is basically an oil change and its arse wiped (if I'm lucky).

Problem I have is, Porsche specialists/Indies in the North of Scotland are hard to come by that have a decent reputation.

Any recommendations for servicing up in Scotland would be appreciated. I'm happy to travel to get to a reputable place.

Thanks,
 
Hello There

I have my Cayman GTS serviced at Aberdeen Porsche. They used to do fixed price servicing but don't any more.

When my Cayman needed a major service last year I asked Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Porsche for a quote.

Can't remember who was cheapest it was either Edinburgh or Glasgow. I took the price back to Aberdeen and they matched it.

It's always good to have the Porsche service stamp in the book.

Go on do a bit of haggling. Your Scottish

:)
 
msangs1 said:
Evening all,

Just got quoted £908.40 for a minor service at Porsche Centre Aberdeen including the brake fluid change for a 2007 997.1.

I know us Scotts are known for being tight, but that seems a tad on the steep side to me for what is basically an oil change and its arse wiped (if I'm lucky).

Problem I have is, Porsche specialists/Indies in the North of Scotland are hard to come by that have a decent reputation.

Any recommendations for servicing up in Scotland would be appreciated. I'm happy to travel to get to a reputable place.

Thanks,

I use SP Autobahn in Stirling. Stuart has looked after my 997.1 C4S for over 6 years now. Quality servicing - top bloke, highly recommended.
 
msangs1 said:
Just got quoted £908.40 for a minor service at Porsche Centre Aberdeen including the brake fluid change for a 2007 997.1.

That seems about right. Before negotiating a discount I was quoted £988.18 in Kent for the same work,
 
I'm sure Perth were 'only" 600 something for my 997.2 minor service last summer. 900 for an oil change seems very high, unless your car is due more than just oil?
 
Another Porsche indy in Scotland that might be worthy of a look is Geo Morrison Motors in the Rutherglen district of Glasgow....The business has been around for years, though no idea if it is still under the same ownership. They are on Facebook if you care to beam them up.

https://www.facebook.com/Georgemorrisonmotors/

On the other hand if you would like an idea of how difficult it might be perform an oil change, I don`t know how much she charges but may be a tad less expensive than elsewhere. I guess the stamp in the book may be well worth the premium...?

https://youtu.be/p38b5BLRHaQ

:?:
 
qwerty911 said:
I'm sure Perth were 'only" 600 something for my 997.2 minor service last summer. 900 for an oil change seems very high, unless your car is due more than just oil?

No that price was for just the minor service, I had asked for other works to be done too which they quoted separately. £225 for an alignment check and £155 for the manual gearbox oil to be changed.
 
Luddite said:
Another Porsche indy in Scotland that might be worthy of a look is Geo Morrison Motors in the Rutherglen district of Glasgow....The business has been around for years, though no idea if it is still under the same ownership. They are on Facebook if you care to beam them up.

https://www.facebook.com/Georgemorrisonmotors/

On the other hand if you would like an idea of how difficult it might be perform an oil change, I don`t know how much she charges but may be a tad less expensive than elsewhere. I guess the stamp in the book may be well worth the premium...?

https://youtu.be/p38b5BLRHaQ

:?:

thanks, I changed the oil myself last year (so it has an oil change yearly instead of the scheduled 2) but now I'm needing the stamp in the book to keep the service record correct.
 
I use SP Autobahn in Stirling. Stuart has looked after my 997.1 C4S for over 6 years now. Quality servicing - top bloke, highly recommended.[/quote]

Thanks, thats a few people told me about SP Autobahn.
 
Motortune in Shotts as well. Still cant believe there is a decent independent up here but then OPC has a captive market.

Oh and £900 quid for oil change and brake fluid. Thats an hours job max and probably £150 in consumables. There is a reason these boys are called stealers.
 
I have a selection of 'go to' specialists in and around Glasgow.

Peter at Motortune in Shotts looks after my 996 and has done so for 5 years, so highly, highly recommended.

George at Morrison Motors in Rutherglen has done great work on my 986 many times, but his pricing can be a bit 'variable', so wise to agree a price and scope before agreeing to works and any confusion.

Another excellent choice is Deutschtek at Charing X in Glasgow. Colin and Craig
look after my 987 and have been outstanding over many years.
 
+1 for Peter at Motortune and his son - looked after my 993 for over 10 years.....and my 964 previous to that.....and my 944 previous to that, I'll stop there as age is catching up with me!
 
I called Porsche Aberdeen today to book my 2004 c4s in for a major service, been using them for the last 7 years. I was first cut off tried again and was then transferred to service person who said they would call back, 45 minutes later someone called from Glasgow. I asked a few questions about the service they informed me it was going to be £690, I asked why it was £280 more than the last major service and they said because of its age, really!
I arranged a booking date for next Saturday and they said they would double check the price and call back to confirm. When they called back they confirmed the price was £690 and informed me that I couldn't have the car serviced on a Saturday morning and would need to leave the car with them for a couple of days as they need to check gear box oil, WTF.

Think I will give Motortune a call tomorrow.
 

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