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2022/06/20 09:56:29 (permalink)

Macan S First Oil service @£495..!!

My wife's Macan S has flagged an oil service @ just over 14,000 miles - the service department explained that the oil service can be slightly earlier than the 2 year schedule, due to the oil sensors in the engine detecting that the oil requires changing, possibly due to shorter trips etc, almost like a variable service. Ok, I thought, that's fine, it shouldn't cost to much..! Oh but it does, for an oil and filter change at my local OPC is, £495 (incl vat) The oil alone (7 ltrs) cost £290.
 
I just wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience..? I'm assuming, with current political turmoil the world seems to be in, the cost of oil is at an astronomical level, hence the cost..?
 
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 10:09:37 (permalink)
No par for the course I'm afraid.
 
Porsche used to advertise service costs under the banner 'Total Transparency' but for whatever reason they withdrew it a few years back.
 
I saw three variants.  One attached

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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 10:11:29 (permalink)
Probably about right Ed. I think Porsche dealer labour charges are now approaching £200/hr. 😲 You could ask if they’ll allow you provide your own oil … if you can find a cheaper supply.
 
I assume your Macan is under the factory warranty so although you’re within your rights to have the service performed by a non-franchise garage I wouldn’t want the hassle of trying to sort out a subsequent warranty claim. Your choice of course.
 
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 10:12:48 (permalink)
And it's unreadable on this Forum!  £525 to £575 for a minor service, £1150 to £1250 for a major, excluding gearbox service, expect it to be about £1500

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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 10:34:55 (permalink)
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Probably about right Ed. I think Porsche dealer labour charges are now approaching £200/hr. 😲 You could ask if they’ll allow you provide your own oil … if you can find a cheaper supply.
 
I assume your Macan is under the factory warranty so although you’re within your rights to have the service performed by a non-franchise garage I wouldn’t want the hassle of trying to sort out a subsequent warranty claim. Your choice of course.
 
Jeff


Yes, my thoughts entirely Jeff - I know a very good indie, but I just know I would have to jump through hoops if there was any subsequent issues within the warranty period. 
 
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 10:47:57 (permalink)
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No par for the course I'm afraid.
 
Porsche used to advertise service costs under the banner 'Total Transparency' but for whatever reason they withdrew it a few years back.
 
I saw three variants.  One attached


Hi Richard,
 
I would think that's down to proverbial arse covering.! Call my cynical, but I do think the government and major fuel companies are, A) profiteering from the soaring fuel prices, and B) as a by-product of that, the government are trying to get people out of ICE cars.?
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 14:27:57 (permalink)
That price for oil has to be incorrect at > £40 per litre ... have you queried it ? 
 
Labour up here is £160 + VAT per hour 
 
RPM Technik are Porsche approved service providers, JZM also pp a recent post on the Forum 

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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 15:01:33 (permalink)
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That price for oil has to be incorrect at > £40 per litre ... have you queried it ? 
 
Labour up here is £160 + VAT per hour 
 
RPM Technik are Porsche approved service providers, JZM also pp a recent post on the Forum 


I've just checked on the RPM website - £207 +vat..!! How does an OPC come to nearly £500 for the same service is beyond me..??


 
 
 



 
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 15:08:52 (permalink)
Most if not all OPC’s are an absolute rip off! They charge what they do because customers seem to pay it. As previously mentioned in a post, the available price for 5litres Mobil 1 0-40W is £39.99 from Arnold Clark .
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Re: Macan S First Oil service @£495..!! 2022/06/20 15:27:51 (permalink)
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Most if not all OPC’s are an absolute rip off! They charge what they do because customers seem to pay it. As previously mentioned in a post, the available price for 5litres Mobil 1 0-40W is £39.99 from Arnold Clark .


Ok, in the interest of consistency and as a comparison from an OPC on pricing - I've now contacted another well known local OPC..To my amazement, they were even more expensive - £573 (incl VAT) for 3 hrs work, oil and filter change..
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