First service costs

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Cobnapint wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:44 pm
Bazza06 wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:54 am By way of comparison, my wife's Ford Puma has just been serviced at a cost of £335 which I was flabbergasted at.
This included an oil change and new spark plugs.
No free coffee, cakes, luxury waiting area, courtesy car etc.!!
This is what we sometimes forget. We probably shouldn't be looking at the headline cost of an OPC service, but the 'difference' in price between an OPC service and a run of the mill car serviced at it's main dealer.

Anyway, today I rang Leicester OPC for a quote for my '23 Macan S's (1 year old, 3k miles of short journeys) first oil change only.

£467 sir. What a rip 🤣

I've asked them to come back with a price if they keep the oil top-up and washer concentrate (which they probably don't provide on this service, but hey-ho).
Will see what they say
Wow an oil change after 3,000 miles. That does sound extreme. When is the service needed?
If it’s a long way off you’ll have to change the oil again then too.

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Cobnapint wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:44 pm
Bazza06 wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:54 am By way of comparison, my wife's Ford Puma has just been serviced at a cost of £335 which I was flabbergasted at.
This included an oil change and new spark plugs.
No free coffee, cakes, luxury waiting area, courtesy car etc.!!
This is what we sometimes forget. We probably shouldn't be looking at the headline cost of an OPC service, but the 'difference' in price between an OPC service and a run of the mill car serviced at it's main dealer.

Anyway, today I rang Leicester OPC for a quote for my '23 Macan S's (1 year old, 3k miles of short journeys) first oil change only.

£467 sir. What a rip 🤣

I've asked them to come back with a price if they keep the oil top-up and washer concentrate (which they probably don't provide on this service, but hey-ho).
Will see what they say
Wow an oil change after 3,000 miles. That does sound extreme. When is the service needed?
If it’s a long way off you’ll have to change the oil again then too.
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DJMCUK wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:05 am Try Tewkesbury for an alternative quote, or GCR indy in Leicester (Chris), then phone OPC Leics back and see if they'll match?
Yes, I've used GCR before. Pretty good on price and they know their stuff.
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Post by Plyphon »

Ideally you drive your car to combine the first oil change with the first service - right? I think that's what my car is suggesting I do, the two dates are the same for both oil/service.

I guess in the above case 3k miles of short journeys will bring that date forward - gotta make sure you're getting that engine through a proper heat cycle!
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crockers wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 5:40 am
Cobnapint wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:44 pm
Bazza06 wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:54 am By way of comparison, my wife's Ford Puma has just been serviced at a cost of £335 which I was flabbergasted at.
This included an oil change and new spark plugs.
No free coffee, cakes, luxury waiting area, courtesy car etc.!!
This is what we sometimes forget. We probably shouldn't be looking at the headline cost of an OPC service, but the 'difference' in price between an OPC service and a run of the mill car serviced at it's main dealer.

Anyway, today I rang Leicester OPC for a quote for my '23 Macan S's (1 year old, 3k miles of short journeys) first oil change only.

£467 sir. What a rip 🤣

I've asked them to come back with a price if they keep the oil top-up and washer concentrate (which they probably don't provide on this service, but hey-ho).
Will see what they say
Wow an oil change after 3,000 miles. That does sound extreme. When is the service needed?
If it’s a long way off you’ll have to change the oil again then too.
I had the same with my first Macan, 3000 miles for oil change, queried with OPC, they checked and yes it was due, down to lots of short journeys, which was the case at that time. Cost was £300 in mid 2018.
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What's the point of owning a (modern) car that only covers 3000 miles is a year? An obscene ring for your wife would get out more!
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Cobnapint wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:43 am
DJMCUK wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:05 am Try Tewkesbury for an alternative quote, or GCR indy in Leicester (Chris), then phone OPC Leics back and see if they'll match?
Yes, I've used GCR before. Pretty good on price and they know their stuff.
Back in 2020 my 981 would turn over but wouldn't start..

OPC Leicester said "you'll need to bring the car in" and wouldn't let me speak to a technician to diagnose what it could be. They still don't let a caller speak to a tech, just a weird contact centre.

I called GCR and they asked if I'd like them to organise recovery, which they did at £80. The problem was dead battery. Enough to spin but not to start.

OPC Leicester have been weird with other things too.
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The bint at Leicester didn't get back to me, so I rang her. She said she'd spoken to her service manager regarding discounting the oil-only service by not issuing the oil top-up bottle and washer jet concentrate, and the answer was - 'we give those free of charge so the price can't be altered.'

I don't know how they keep a straight face.

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Cobnapint wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:51 pm The bint at Leicester didn't get back to me, so I rang her. She said she'd spoken to her service manager regarding discounting the oil-only service by not issuing the oil top-up bottle and washer jet concentrate, and the answer was - 'we give those free of charge so the price can't be altered.'

I don't know how they keep a straight face.

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Agreed - they are very thick skinned and most people just pay and don't query. I know a tech personally and even he can't believe so many people pay the prices charged by his employer.
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My wife’s T had its first oil change at 12,600 miles on Friday - we’ve only had it since last June so she’s been busy, clearly. Cost was £434 at Tewkesbury, though they found another nail in a tyre so that’s a further £347 for a Pirelli Scorpion Verde rear tyre.

It became more expensive because we test drive a Cayenne while the service was carried out. Going to be putting down the £3,000 for one to replace the Macan in the expectation it’ll take about a year for a Cayenne S to be built.
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