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I have just been told my service charge will be £1,400 for my 4 year old 718s any advice or help please.
 

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I’d say go to a reputable indie. You might also want to have a look at the following thread:

 

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That’s about right however I’d do some shopping around and ring other dealers in your area.
The 4 yr service is a big one, oil, plugs, brake fluid, air filter etc so yes the bill will be a big one.

where about s in the UK are you?
 

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That’s about right however I’d do some shopping around and ring other dealers in your area.
The 4 yr service is a big one, oil, plugs, brake fluid, air filter etc so yes the bill will be a big one.

where about s in the UK are you?
I use an independent porsche specialist (my car is still under manufacturer warranty as well, the law states that i can choose to have my car serviced at any vat registered garage as long as they use the correct parts and service the car as set out within the manufacturers service schedule WITHOUT invalidating the manufacture warranty ), the mechanics are actually ex main dealer and they have all the correct equipment to fully diagnose / fault find.
the prices are 1/3 of a main dealer and their stamp in the service book is just as good as OPC,they are very well regarded, i dont know where in the country that you are from, this company is called Ninemiester and based in Warrington, Cheshire they have 5* reviews.
the cost of the actual parts used in the 4 year service including brake fluid can be purchased for less than £250.00 the labour to carry out the service is around 2.5 hours so how the dealers come to a figure of £1400 + is beyond me other than sheer profiteering.

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Change to an indie garage. I got my 2017 Cayman S serviced; Oil, Filters, and brake fluid done. Its so much cheaper than OPC - that you can change your oil each year also.
 

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I use an independent porsche specialist (my car is still under manufacturer warranty as well, the law states that i can choose to have my car serviced at any vat registered garage as long as they use the correct parts and service the car as set out within the manufacturers service schedule WITHOUT invalidating the manufacture warranty ), the mechanics are actually ex main dealer and they have all the correct equipment to fully diagnose / fault find.
the prices are 1/3 of a main dealer and their stamp in the service book is just as good as OPC,they are very well regarded, i dont know where in the country that you are from, this company is called Ninemiester and based in Warrington, Cheshire they have 5* reviews.
the cost of the actual parts used in the 4 year service including brake fluid can be purchased for less than £250.00 the labour to carry out the service is around 2.5 hours so how the dealers come to a figure of £1400 + is beyond me other than sheer profiteering.

Cheers

This is true however if you’ve bought the car on a PCP for example, it may well be written in the small print that it must be maintained at a Porsche service centre to retain the GMFV so be careful. If it’s not, you could be in breach of contract.
 

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This is true however if you’ve bought the car on a PCP for example, it may well be written in the small print that it must be maintained at a Porsche service centre to retain the GMFV so be careful. If it’s not, you could be in breach of contract.
Yes lots of trip hazards, OPS warranty etc. Thankfully none are applicable to me.
 

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This is true however if you’ve bought the car on a PCP for example, it may well be written in the small print that it must be maintained at a Porsche service centre to retain the GMFV so be careful. If it’s not, you could be in breach of contract.
only applicable if vehicle is purchased on PCP after manufacturers vehicle warranty has run out, so if you have bought new on a PCP over 3 years go get your car serviced where you like 😃
 

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If you're a little mechanically inclined, you can do this yourself and save about $1,100. You don't have to know how to rebuild engines or anything...it's basic stuff, like changing oil and spark plugs. If you know how to use a torque wrench, you're likely able to do it. The only hard thing is getting to the hard to reach places...which really aren't that hard.

If you weren't across the pond, I'd offer my garage and show you how to do this stuff yourself for a decent bottle of Scotch. ;)

Here's a link to the checklist - pretty much everything shaded in gray: https://www.pcarwise.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/982-boxster-cayman-718-service-schedule.pdf
 
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