Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - strange but true
Our 4 year old Cayenne S is due for its 4 year 40,000 mile service.How much will it affect the residual value if the service is done by a non-Porsche dealership?
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - Crinkly Dave
One of the experts will be along shortly. Personally, although an independent will usually be as good as a main agent for routine work, it often effects resale price for prestige makes.

Easiest thing is to think what you would do if you were buying the thing yourself. If there were two similarly priced, which one would you buy?
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - stuartl
I have to agree with you Crinkly.

I have a BMW that I bought from a neighbour for peanuts as it had no main dealer history but I happened to know it was a good car. One the same with BMW servicing would have been out of my price range.

Similarly, my Dad has an 04 reg Chrysler Grand Cherokee which cost £37000 new yet he whinged when a pad change was going to cost £800 as apparently they change the calipers as well for some reason.
I told him that I thought it strange that he could justify spending that much on a car then want to scrimp on servicing. Personally, I have never bought a new or nearly new car without investigating the cost of Dealer Servicing first. Agreed, I think many main dealers give poor service but at least you have some comeback, sometimes.

Stuart
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - Simon
Well I think that both replies so far have given you good advice. Consider the difference in cost from the main dealer service against the independant garage service, and see whether this will be more or less than the difference in the residual value with the different stamps in the service book.
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - strange but true
Well I think that both replies so far have given you
good advice. Consider the difference in cost from the main
dealer service against the independant garage service, and see whether this
will be more or less than the difference in the residual
value with the different stamps in the service book.


Ok.Thanks.How exactly could I establish that?
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - Simon
>>Ok.Thanks.How exactly could I establish that?

Well first of all you need to work find out how the much the service will cost at both the main dealer and the independant garage. This will give you your servicing price difference cost.

Next I would suggest that you have a look for some adverts selling silimar cars to yours around the same age, some that have a full main dealer service history and some don't have a full main dealer service history. Compare the prices between the two and see how that matches up to what you will save by going down the independant route.

If there is little price difference between cars that have a full main dealer service history and those that don't then I would go with the independant servicing. If the price difference is substantial for a car that has been looked after by Porsce all of its life then it may well be worth sticking with the main dealer.

You may also need to consider how long you are planning on holding on to the car. The longer you keep it then I would have thought the less it would matter that it has been looked after by an independant.
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - strange but true
Thanks
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - cheddar
Main dealer every time on a car like that.
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - Collos25
Totally agree with cheddar,not many if any independants will be offay with such a new and complex motor .
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - DeepBlue
You're raving mad if you get it serviced outside the main dealer network...
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - strange but true
thanks.will take heed
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - Falkirk Bairn
Phone 2 or 3 Porsche dealers and ask their price - some can be less than others - especially if their workshop is not as busy for some reason - haggle - 10% off is 10% more than you would get by not asking
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - strange but true
I will give that a try.
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - storme
totally agree with deepblue...
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sometimes a little bit too much opinion....but its only because i care !!!
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - oldtoffee
I'm with everyone else, main dealer for that car every time. I live in the Thames Valley, labour rates are very high. My office is in Worcester, labour rates are verging on almost reasonable. OK hands up I drive a Skoda not a Porsche but you get my drift! ;-) Get some prices from as remote a dealer as you can find and ask your dealer to be competitive. Also, many main dealers operate a discounted service menu (parts and labour) for 3 or 4 year old cars in an effort to keep you in their circle. I find turning up in person at the Service Desk , speaking to the Service Manager often gets you a price that you may not get on the phone.
Servicing Porsche Cayenne S- - tr7v8
More complicated with a Porsche than it looks. If it is maintained to Porsche specs (not neccessarily by them) then for around £770 you can get a full OPC (Official Porsche Centre) warranty which is pretty much the same as new for up to 9 years.
If it hasn't been serviced at an OPC then their is an inspection charge of around £220 which will, if their is no work pending allow it to be OPC Warrantied, if any work is found to be required then this will have to be done before the warranty is issued. They'll normall combine inspection with a service.
We have lots of members who use specialist Porsche maintainers rather than OPC's & not just for cost, but for quality as well!
Come over to www.porsche-1.net/forums & others will give you similar info & good local people, even better become a TiPEC member!
 

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