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987.2 Service - Porsche Main vs Indy - Recommendation in SE London/Kent?


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Due for a service in Sep '22, Currently 65K miles, 2011 so by my reckoning this will be the 10 year/100K service.

 

I've done my own Oil change in Dec as prefer annual change (owned since Nov '21).

 

In Sep 20 @ 59K miles Service history shows:

'Maintenance', Spark plugs & Brake Fluid - Done

'Intermediate Maintenance', Drive Belt change - Not Done

 

The Question: 

Whilst I could service myself I think FPSH will help keep value so I'm probably going to do that but should I stick with Porsche Main dealer, or go to an Indy?

Planning on keeping the car for a while yet

 

Can anyone recommend either a Porsche Main dealer OR a good Porsche Indy in Kent / SE London area?

 

 

thanks

Mark

 

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Highly recommend phoning around the OPC’s as some will price match. In my experience Porsche Centre Tonbridge and South London are good to deal with 

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22 hours ago, futureechos said:

The Question: 

Whilst I could service myself I think FPSH will help keep value so I'm probably going to do that but should I stick with Porsche Main dealer, or go to an Indy?

Planning on keeping the car for a while yet

 

 

I assume that the car has full OPC history so far? If you are keeping the car for some time yet then I think it will cost you more going OPC than the negligible amount of value gained compared with using a reputable specialist when it comes to selling.

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6 hours ago, Ginginho said:

I assume that the car has full OPC history so far? If you are keeping the car for some time yet then I think it will cost you more going OPC than the negligible amount of value gained compared with using a reputable specialist when it comes to selling.

 

Yep - FPSH to date.

 

2 Quotes in so far - reputable specialist is quite a bit cheaper than my nearest Official Porsche Centre (and no they don't price match).

 

Feels like a no brainer at the moment. Specialist also can include a gearbox oil change and still be far cheaper than OPC, and do a courtesy car.  Which was nice... 🙂

 

 

 

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I use Parr in Crawley for my R and have done for my 3 previous Porsches www.parr-uk.com or 01293 537911

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I truly feel that a good indie will look after a 987 better than an OPC. Even if the cost were the same, I’d go to the independent. 

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They're not in Kent but Mortimer's in Billingshurst, West Sussex are very well respected. And being in West Sussex it's a good excuse for a slightly further drive out.

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I'm booked in at LaRose near Sevenoaks soon for a major service (+drive belt, brake fluid, spark plugs).  I've only been to them once before but came away happy. They're right next to a train station and open at 7:30, so you can drive out of London, drop the car, and get back in time for work. Prices seem on a par with other SE indies like ePorsch and GTOne, DM me if you'd like to see the estimate I got for the above work.

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On 03/08/2022 at 21:53, CarreraClassic said:

I'm booked in at LaRose near Sevenoaks soon for a major service (+drive belt, brake fluid, spark plugs).  I've only been to them once before but came away happy. They're right next to a train station and open at 7:30, so you can drive out of London, drop the car, and get back in time for work. Prices seem on a par with other SE indies like ePorsch and GTOne, DM me if you'd like to see the estimate I got for the above work.

Thanks. I went to nine excellence near Gatwick in the end. They also leant me a courtesy car too. Pretty happy.

 

 

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On 08/08/2022 at 09:51, futureechos said:

Thanks. I went to nine excellence near Gatwick in the end. They also leant me a courtesy car too. Pretty happy.

 

 

 

I see 9e opens Saturday mornings too, which could be handy for collecting ... prices seem to be in the same ballpark also, I may check them out next time.

 

For the record, can't fault La Rose, I was given a very thorough checklist of everything they went through on the service and any potential problems flagged up. Nice people too.

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