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Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:43 am
by nozydog
Col Lamb wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:17 pm
...... being hygroscopic is a physical property of the brake fluid, it is what it is a hydraulic fluid. Water in brake fluid will boil if the brakes are applied hard and then the brakes loose their effectiveness. If you are involved in an accident then it is found that you have not complied with the manufacturers recommendations what do you think the outcome will be?
Same as if you did comply!! If it's only a recommendation and not mandatory for warranty validity, it'll make no difference. And I highly doubt your brake fluid would be analysed after any accident! They 'recommend' it because they want your money not because they're concerned for your safety!

As has already been said there are millions of cars on the road with 'bad' brake fluid in their systems but it's not illegal. Having said all that for £95 I'd probably have it done (they price it just below that psychological £100 mark for a reason!!) Peace of mind and all that!

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 am
by nozydog
Some have suggested your warranty is not valid without a main dealer service! I'm sure the Government put a stop to that some years ago saying as long as it was done by a bona fide motor mechanic business, the manufacturer can't insist on you using their own service centres at their own inflated prices! Can anyone confirm this to still be the case!?

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:09 am
by GMAN75
nozydog wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 am
Some have suggested your warranty is not valid without a main dealer service! I'm sure the Government put a stop to that some years ago saying as long as it was done by a bona fide motor mechanic business, the manufacturer can't insist on you using their own service centres at their own inflated prices! Can anyone confirm this to still be the case!?
It wasn't the Government per se but the EU (oh look another benefit but let's not go there). Here's a link and a case example too (!):

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/ ... anty-valid

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 am
by nozydog
GMAN75 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:09 am
nozydog wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 am
Some have suggested your warranty is not valid without a main dealer service! I'm sure the Government put a stop to that some years ago saying as long as it was done by a bona fide motor mechanic business, the manufacturer can't insist on you using their own service centres at their own inflated prices! Can anyone confirm this to still be the case!?
It wasn't the Government per se but the EU (oh look another benefit but let's not go there). Here's a link and a case example too (!):

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/ ... anty-valid
Looking at that example then it may be safer and easier to bite the bullet and pay through the nose at your OPC! Although I imagine any decent independent Porsche specialist will know the score and list the work/parts properly on your invoice!!

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 pm
by Wing Commander
Philp wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:16 am
West London Porsche £724 for my first service on GTS. Ouch. Looks like prices on the rise
Hmm - think I'd shop around. I know not all OPCs participate in fixed price servicing, but the current prices on the Porsche website for participating OPCs are £430 for minor/first service and £95 for brake fluid change = £525.

https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesa ... cepricing/

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:00 pm
by Philp
Think i just have to bite the bullet based on convenience. West London is 10 mins from my house. Alternative is going to Guildford or Reading and i will save £70 going to Guildford but have a 2 hour ball ache. Nevertheless quite annoying!

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:51 pm
by Philp
I’m away for a few days in Cotswolds next month so thought I’d ring Tewkesbury Porsche. They can do it for £200 cheaper so it’s a no brainier. Tewkesbury however suggested refreshing the aircon which is about £160 which they recommend every 2 years. West London didn’t propose to do this.

Is it a waste of cash and should I say no thanks?

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:04 pm
by Wing Commander
^^^ So Tewkesbury quoted £525?

I use them. Have bought two cars from them. They gave the best quote for my winter wheels/tyres too. :)

I enjoy using them and taking their loan car for a spin around the Cotswolds.

I would politely decline the aircon refresh. ;) And I think that others will concur.

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:25 pm
by VanB
I concur. Unsurprisingly!

Re: Macan GTS first service

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:03 pm
by Ray G
I concur.