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Hi all,

My car is coming up to its 4 year service soon (and I've just hit over 21k miles).

I just got a quote from an OPC for £1426 for the full service. Waiting for quotes from others.

Has anyone recently had theirs? Just wanted to get a feeling whether this was in the right ballpark.

Also, its a bit of a pain that they will keep the car for a couple of days (minimum) with no courtesy car...! Makes getting there and back extremely difficult under covid...!

Many thanks,
 

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Hi, I just had my major service completed at OPC Portsmouth for $1053, but that had the cost of the brake fluid change (£150?) removed as I had that changed last year before a track day.
 

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Hi, I just had my major service completed at OPC Portsmouth for $1053, but that had the cost of the brake fluid change (£150?) removed as I had that changed last year before a track day.
Thanks for coming back. That sounds somewhat cheaper. I had two quotes at a similar price, 1450ish. The brake fluid was 160 / 172 on both quotes respectively. The main work is around 650ish and the additional 4 year work (spark plugs etc.) is around 600ish.
 

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What do you get for £1426? Sounds a rip off to me. Apart from a few extra checks/ inspections there is not much more involved in a 4 year service compared to 2 years. 2 year servicing used to be about £525. How much is anyone paying for a 2 year service nowadays? If you don’t have an extended warranty why not go independent for a 4 year service as big savings to be had- e.g
 

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What do you get for £1426? Sounds a rip off to me. Apart from a few extra checks/ inspections there is not much more involved in a 4 year service compared to 2 years. 2 year servicing used to be about £525. How much is anyone paying for a 2 year service nowadays? If you don’t have an extended warranty why not go independent for a 4 year service as big savings to be had- e.g
To be honest, I didn't really consider non-OPC servicing as I wanted to keep the dealer service history (always been told thats key to ensuring value on the car?🤷‍♂️)

Heres the breakdown for one which was slightly higher at ~1460.

Inspection - Every 40K Miles / 60K Kms or
every 4 Years
1 x SEALING RING
1 x TOPUP/BAG
1 x AIR FILTER AIR SUCTION
5.7 x ENGINE OIL
1 x O-RING
1 x WINDOW CLEANER OUTER
1 x Odour and allergen filter
1 x Oil filter insert
£720
Brake Fluid Change£160
Additional Maintenance Task - Every 40K
Miles / 60K kms or every 4 Years
Replace Spark Plugs, Check Drive Belt and
Check Brakes. (Composite Work) Includes
Wheels Remove And Reinstall
1 x Grease
4 x Spark plug
£560
Additional Maintenance Task - Every 80K
Miles / 120K Kms or every 4 Years
Check Ancillary Unit Mounts And Chassis
Visual Inspection of all Rubber Mounts For
Damage
£18
 

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To be honest, the above appears to be typical / baseline un-discounted cost for UK OPC servicing. 2 year service on my previous 718 S (PDK) cost £590 a year or so ago (including £95 for brake fluid), but several others did quote around £790. And this roughly equates to the first two items above. As @MarkYorks has said, if you're out of warranty I would recommend using a good independent. Most of the folk in the independents came from OPCs and often have more experience/knowledge. There are plenty of well regarded, reputable independents out there. And they are a lot cheaper. Where about are you?
 

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Just had my Cayman PDK serviced last week (first service) and cost was £625 incl brake fluid change. Quotes ranged up to £700
 

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To be honest, the above appears to be typical / baseline un-discounted cost for UK OPC servicing. 2 year service on my previous 718 S (PDK) cost £590 a year or so ago (including £95 for brake fluid), but several others did quote around £790. And this roughly equates to the first two items above. As @MarkYorks has said, if you're out of warranty I would recommend using a good independent. Most of the folk in the independents came from OPCs and often have more experience/knowledge. There are plenty of well regarded, reputable independents out there. And they are a lot cheaper. Where about are you?
Thanks for the info - it helps to just get a feel!

I am based in Herts - I've no experience with any independents so any suggestions would be great.

I did have a look on the forum but couldn't find anything too specific (probably poor searching!)
 

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So, window cleaner outer are windscreen wipers. Believe it or not these are c.£65 from a dealer so tell them not to bother. Ask if you can supply your own oil. Costco have the correct oil in at around £40 for 5ltrs. The top up/bag is most probably a 1ltr oil top up for you to keep in the boot. You can get one of these from Halfords for about £15 so I wouldn’t bother.
The rest there is no getting away from but, as mentioned, have a look for an independent in your area. Porsche Club GB would be the best forum for you to ask this question.
 

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I am based in Herts - I've no experience with any independents so any suggestions would be great.
These two shouldn't be too far away. I've not used either of them personally, but they both appear to have a very good reputation and have been around for years.

RPM Technik

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Hi all,

My car is coming up to its 4 year service soon (and I've just hit over 21k miles).

I just got a quote from an OPC for £1426 for the full service. Waiting for quotes from others.

Has anyone recently had theirs? Just wanted to get a feeling whether this was in the right ballpark.

Also, its a bit of a pain that they will keep the car for a couple of days (minimum) with no courtesy car...! Makes getting there and back extremely difficult under covid...!

Many thanks,
Just booked my 4 year service for an agreed price of £1050, including, plugs, brake fluid and vat. Managed to get them to price match another OPC quote ..... originally wanted over £1300!
I’m expecting the spark plugs to be gold plated.
 

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My 2019 is due for its two year service. $630 USD at respected local independent shop (9 Auto Motion - Riviera Beach). IMO, having everything done at the dealer does indeed provide for Porsche having a comprehensive file of everything done to the car but at what cost and for what gain (especially at almost double the cost)? I keep my own comprehensive file of all work and I believe, by law, the dealer cannot reject an independent shop's service with respect to warranty claims. Local competent independent shop's are not only much more cost reasonable but their customer service is typically light years better than a dealers. A dealer does have the advantage of providing a loaner, vs. $30 for an Enterprise day rental, but obviously $30 is almost nothing compared to the cost savings of not using a dealer.
 

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In Los Angeles area, Porsche dealer quoted $1588 for the second year service. I went with an independent Porsche specialist for $550.
 

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Just booked my 4 year service for an agreed price of £1050, including, plugs, brake fluid and vat. Managed to get them to price match another OPC quote ..... originally wanted over £1300!
I’m expecting the spark plugs to be gold plated.
Hi, which dealer quoted £1050? Mine is asking £1400.

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Thanks. Bournemouth quoted me the £1400 so it’s not too much out the way to get to Portsmouth.
Portsmouth and Bournemouth are both Inchcape Group, so they should have the same policies..... worth getting a quote from Mid Sussex and seeing if Bournemouth will match.
 
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