Sep 6, 2019

When should I service my Porsche?

Porsche lift hood open

As the proud owner of a Porsche, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the best performance from your vehicle. The best way to achieve this is by sticking to a regular servicing schedule, through a Porsche-approved centre – but exactly how often should you aim for?

Why opt for regular Porsche servicing?

To maintain the safety and functionality of the vehicle, and to get the most out of your driving experience, regular inspection and maintenance is a must. During a service, an engineer will inspect everything: from general wear and tear to the condition of your brakes and engine. The actual checks involved will vary according to the model, mileage, and time that has elapsed since the previous service. Any prior reported damage or issues will also be taken into consideration.

It’s worth noting that servicing is not the same as carrying out an MOT test. The two should be carried out irrespective of the other, although you can book to have a service and MOT performed together. Whilst a vehicle will ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ an MOT based on the findings, any repairs that become apparent will not be included as a part of the test.

Refer to your Porsche owner’s manual for servicing advice

When determining appropriate service intervals for your car, the best place to start is always with the manual provided with the vehicle at purchase. As the primary record of your vehicle’s technical configuration and status, it will contain the exact specifications for your model, and provide precise guidance from the manufacturer on how, when and where to seek out a specialist.

It’s worth remembering that whilst the general advice from Porsche is that most models will only require servicing once every two years, or every 20,000 miles, needs will vary according to the model.

Porsche on lift

How does your driving or vehicle choice affect frequency of servicing?

Hard usage

If you’re pushing your Porsche to perform – carrying heavy loads, travelling long distances, or out on-track – frequent servicing is a must. Any kind of demanding driving will place additional strain on your vehicle, making it more prone to wear and damage. You may also prefer to get your vehicle checked before long trips or track days, to ensure safety and reliability.

Stop-and-start driving and short journeys

Vehicles designed primarily for domestic use, such as the Porsche Cayenne, will require more frequent servicing when driven for prolonged periods in city traffic, and/or when used frequently for very short journeys (under five miles). Where a driver may have to alternate frequently between being stationary and in motion (e.g. as a consequence of traffic signals or congestion), additional strain can be placed on the vehicle’s working parts, resulting in an increased rate of wear.

The best way to mitigate against the likelihood of reduced performance from this type of use is to reduce the amount of time between services.

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Modifications and ECU tuning

It’s also worth bearing in mind that any intentional deviation from the manufacturer’s standard specs could have an impact on the need for servicing, particularly if the modifications result in a distinct change to performance.

Can I extend my Porsche’s service intervals?

If your vehicle appears to be in perfect working order and there are no signs of any issues, you may be tempted to put off your next service. However, we would strongly advise against this.

If a minor problem is left undiagnosed it can quickly escalate, resulting in increased expense and even potential danger for you or other road users. In a routine service, a Porsche specialist will inspect every aspect of your vehicle, accurately locating potential issues before they become serious.

Putting off or skipping a regular service could also deplete the value of your Porsche when you decide to sell it on. A Porsche with a complete service history, which reveals a consistent history of check-ups performed by a Porsche-approved specialist, will fetch a far higher price than the same model without this documentation.

Porsche under hood

Seek specialist Porsche servicing advice

Struggling to ascertain exactly when your vehicle requires a service, or the appropriate interval between check-ups? When it comes to the health of your ride, we’d recommend seeking professional advice, in order to better understand your car’s needs.

A reputable Porsche specialist will consult with you on how your vehicle is being used and understand the attention it requires based on this information. If the team possess a high degree of specialist knowledge and practical experience, they will be able to advise you specifically on the best schedule to follow.

Having served the market for more than 35 years, Parr are perfectly placed to assist with servicing and maintenance for your Porsche. Whether you’re concerned about a possible fault , or want to know how often to book in your vehicle for an expert check, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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      Servicing – 911 (996)

      C2, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RS Turbo & GT2

      Annual Check £102 £102£102

      Minor Service £259 £305 £340

      Major Service £355** £599** £720**

      Brakes

      C2, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RS Turbo & GT2

      B/Fluid Change £70 £85 £85

      Additional Info

      ** The major service price does not include spark plugs for 911 C2, C4, C4S & Targa. Spark plugs are included within the GT3, Turbo and GT2 Major service. Please be aware due to different spark plugs on the RS an additional cost will be incurred on the Major service. Please talk to our service department who will advise.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 911 (997)

      C2, C2S, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RSTurbo & GT2

      Annual Check £102 £102 £102

      Minor Service £280 £280 £305

      Major Service £350** £630** £400**

      Brakes

      C2, C2S, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RSTurbo & GT2

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

      Additional Info

      **The major service price does not include spark plugs except for the GT3/RS service where they are included.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      Servicing – 911 (964)

      C2C2 TIPC4

      Low Mileage Yearly£314 £314 £314

      Minor Service £809 £818 £809

      24k Major Service £932 £1153 £932
      48k Major Service £1056 £1078 £1095

      C4 TIP3.3 Turbo3.6 Turbo

      Low Mileage Yearly£314 £381 £383

      Minor Service £818 £1065 £1027

      24k Major Service £1153 £1166 £1117
      48k Major Service £1363 £1166 £1117

      Brakes

      C2C2 TIPC4

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

      C4 TIP3.3 Turbo3.6 Turbo

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

      Additional Info

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Parr service in accordance with the manufacturers schedule.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      Servicing – 911 (993)

      C2C2 TIPC4

      Low Mileage Yearly£282 £282 £282

      Minor Service £433 £433 £433

      24k Major Service £726 £953 £726
      28k Major Service £860 £1037 £917

      C4 TIPTurbo

      Low Mileage Yearly£282 £350

      Minor Service £433 £485

      24k Major Service £953 £979

      48k Major Service £1094 £1140

      Brakes

      C2C2 TIPC4

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

      C4 TIPTurbo

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90

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      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Parr service in accordance with the manufacturers schedule.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 986

      Boxster (All models)

      Annual Check £102

      Minor Service £269

      Major Service £357

      Brakes

      Boxster (All models)

      B/Fluid Change £70

      Additional Info

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 987

      BoxsterBoxster S

      Annual Check £102 £102

      Minor Service From £280 From £280

      Major Service From £365** From £365**

      Brakes

      Boxster Boxster S

      B/Fluid Change£90 £90

      Additional Info

      ** The major service price does not include spark plugs.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles Owner Manual and Service/Maintenance Manual. All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – Cayenne

      CayenneSTurbo S

      Annual Check £102 £102 £102

      Minor Service £154 £341 £382

      Major Service £490** £437** £467**

      Brakes

      CayenneSTurbo/S

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

      Additional Info

      ** The major service price does not include spark plugs except for the Cayenne V6 where they are included.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles Owner Manual and Service/Maintenance Manual. All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – Cayenne

      Diesel

      Annual Check £102

      Minor Service £157

      Major Service £482**

      Brakes

      Diesel

      B/Fluid Change £90

      Additional Info

      **The major service price does not include spark plugs.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 987

      CaymanCayman S

      Annual Check £102 £102

      Minor Service From £280 From £280

      Major Service From £365** From £365**

      Brakes

      CaymanCayman S

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90

      Additional Info

      **The major service price does not include spark plugs.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      At Parr we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for all things Porsche. We can service any Porsche and have fixed price menu servicing online for calculating your running costs. Older models require a more bespoke service based on the model type and its usage.

      We would therefore ask you to contact us directly so we can advise you on the best price for servicing your Porsche in accordance with the Porsche maintenance schedule.

      Servicing – Panamera

      All models

      Annual Check £102**

      Minor Service £350**

      Major Service £430**

      Brakes

      All models

      B/Fluid Change £90

      Additional Info

      **Additional parts / work may be required as necessary dependent on vehicle age, mileage and wear and tear.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 981

      BoxsterBoxster S

      Annual Check £102 £102

      Minor Service £326 £326

      Major Service £487** £487**

      Brakes

      BoxsterBoxster S

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90

      Additional Info

      ** The major service price does not include spark plugs.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owner manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

      Servicing – 981

      CaymanCayman S

      Annual Check £102 £102

      Minor Service £326 £326

      Major Service £487** £487**

      Brakes

      CaymanCayman S

      B/Fluid Change £90 £90

      Additional Info

      ** The major service price does not include spark plugs.

      Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

      Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

      All prices include VAT.

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        Servicing – 911 (991)

        C2, C4 & C4STurbo/Turbo S

        Annual Check £102 £102

        Minor Service £326 £356

        Major Service £487** £559**

        Brakes

        C2, C4 & C4STurbo/Turbo S

        B/Fluid Change £90 £90

        Additional Info

        ** The major service price does not include spark plugs for 911 C2, C4, C4S & Targa. Spark plugs are included within the GT3, Turbo and GT2 Major service. Please be aware due to different spark plugs on the RS an additional cost will be incurred on the Major service. Please talk to our service department who will advise.

        Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

        Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

        All prices include VAT.

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          Servicing – Macan

          MacanS S D Turbo

          Annual Check £102 £102 £102 £102

          Minor Service £355 £355 £355 £355

          Major Service £439 £439 £472 £439

          Brakes

          MacanS S D Turbo

          B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90 £90

          Additional Info

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

          All prices include VAT.

          Servicing – 911 (SC)

          1977-83

          Low Mileage Yearly£293

          Minor Service £650

          Major Service £758

          Brakes

          1977-83

          B/Fluid Change £90

          Additional Info

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Parr service in accordance with the manufacturers schedule.

          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

          All prices include VAT.

          Servicing – 911 (3.2)

          1984-88

          Low Mileage Yearly£282

          Minor Service £625

          Major Service £733

          Brakes

          1984-88

          B/Fluid Change £90

          Additional Info

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

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          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

          All prices include VAT.

          Servicing – 911 (930)

          3.0 Turbo3.3 Turbo

          Low Mileage Yearly £291 £411

          Minor Service £933 £1098

          Major Service £1005 £1174

          Brakes

          3.0 Turbo3.3 Turbo

          B/Fluid Change £90 £90

          Additional Info

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Parr service in accordance with the manufacturers schedule.

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          All prices include VAT.

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          Price POA POA

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          Standard Power 150BHP

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          Servicing – 718

          BoxsterBoxster S/GTS

          Annual Check £102 £102

          Minor Service £361 £361

          Major Service £572** £572**

          Brakes

          BoxsterBoxster S/GTS

          B/Fluid Change £90 £90

          Additional Info

          ** The major service price does not include spark plugs.

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owner manual and service/maintenance manual.

          All prices include VAT.

          Servicing – 911 (997.2)

          C2, C2S, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RSTurbo & GT2

          Annual Check £102 £102 £102

          Minor Service £286 £286 £305

          Major Service £396** £630** £400**

          Brakes

          C2, C2S, C4, C4S & TargaGT3 & GT3 RSTurbo & GT2

          B/Fluid Change £90 £90 £90

          Additional Info

          **The major service price does not include spark plugs except for the GT3/RS service where they are included.

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

          All prices include VAT.

          Servicing – 718

          CaymanCayman S/GTS

          Annual Check £102 £102

          Minor Service £361 £361

          Major Service £572** £572**

          Brakes

          CaymanCayman S

          B/Fluid Change £90 £90

          Additional Info

          ** The major service price does not include spark plugs.

          Please note: B/Fluid price is only valid in conjunction with a service.

          Servicing should be carried out in line with the intervals published in the vehicles owners manual and service/maintenance manual.

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