Hot!Porsche 996 MOT

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2018/04/24 08:06:47 (permalink)

Porsche 996 MOT

Hi All
It's my first post so sorry not to have introduced my before now but been a member and Owner for approx. 11 months. Purchased 2004 C4S last year and the time has come for it's first MOT in my ownership. Apart from my my nearest Porsche dealer, being Tonbridge can anyone recommend a suitable MOT centre. I live near Rochester.
 
Many thanks in advance.

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    sim500
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/04/28 17:36:29 (permalink)
    Hi. Am out near Langley ,Maidstone. Use Porsche at Tonbridge for service but Maidstone sports cars out at Headcorn for all other work. Not local to you I know but they are good and usually have a few interesting cars out there to peruse. Simon 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/04/30 17:31:32 (permalink)
    Hi Simon
     
    Thanks for the reply. I managed to book in a local garage to me that just do MOTs. Will definitely consider Tonbridge Porsche next year as will get serviced at the same time.
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/04 23:59:43 (permalink)
    tim_1066
    Hi Simon
     
    Thanks for the reply. I managed to book in a local garage to me that just do MOTs. Will definitely consider Tonbridge Porsche next year as will get serviced at the same time.




     
    no help re MOT but a new (well re-newed) Porsche owner near you (Strood)
     
     I just bought a 987 gen 2. Approx 15 years since I sold my 911 SC so getting back into the brother / sister hood. 
     
    Car was serviced and MOTed when I got it so don’t need to worry about it all yet but interested to hear of experiences of others regarding trusted hands for everything from MOT to tyres. 
     
    I am probably going to use indy’s for servicing when it comes to it but good to get the “vibe” from the locals on everything Porsche. 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/08 14:29:22 (permalink)
    Hello Guys 
     
    I'm also in the Rochester/Strood area in Walderslade Woods, having recently bought a 997 after wanting a 911 since I was knee high. 
     
    I also have the problem of not knowing where to go for servicing etc, also only just moving to the area making it harder. 
     
    I'm thinking of using RNR performance cars don't know if anyone has used them?
     
    https://www.rnrperformancecars.com
     
    Also getting a full set of tyres fitted at Medway tyres on Tuesday (had a lot of good reviews online) I'll let you know how it goes. 
     
    On a side note if anyone fancies doing a Sunday morning coffee run one weekend ld be up for a early morning spin :-) 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/08 15:32:27 (permalink)
    I would be up for that.
     
    My only contribution to the “scene” is that I used La Rose Porsche in Borough Green for some work when I had my  SC. 
     
    The world moves on and anyone who has been in business that long is probably ok but without launching into a 15 year old debate they wouldn’t be my 1st choice for looking after the boxster. 
     
    I hope to be able to choose based on reputation rather than geography but we will see. 
     
    A mate of a work colleague owns 9excellence near Gatwick. They have a reasonable reputation from what I hear but keen to find out what everyone else is feeling. 
     
    Are you planning on a pcgb club meet out at brands. ? 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/08 16:40:45 (permalink)
    Yeah when I had my G60 Corrado I drove to Littlehampton from East London to get worked done/serviced but I have so little spare time now days having someone locally would be a massive bonus. 
     
    Yeah I'm thinking of going to a couple meets, always happy to meet like minded people  
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/08 21:05:56 (permalink)
    I hadnt even heard of rnr before your post. already seeing benefit of being on this forum. 
     
    Interested to hear your experience re Tyres as well. 
     
    Be good to hear from more established Owners on their experiences locally. 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/11 21:26:27 (permalink)
    So my tyre experience didn't go so well.
    They were polite and friendly, but as I watched from the waiting area I saw them jack my car up using trolley jack's rather than using the lift that was not being used. 
    Checked the receipt for the correct tyres and payed. 
    Then when I got home I checked the tyres and relialsed the fronts were not N2 as I specified and was listed on the receipt, I called and asked for them to be changed and they tried to tell me the tyres I had were better than the N2 tyres. I insisted they changed them and they said I would have to bring it in tomorrow as they couldn't get the right tyres that day. 
    I dropped it off this morning and left it with them. When I picked it up the wheels were filthy and covered with grease and the white lube stuff they use to fit the tyres. (Would of expected them to atleast wipe them clean) 
    When I was driving home I thought the car felt very skittish so I pulled into a petrol station to check the pressure and found the rears were at 55psi and the fronts at 50psi. Again I would of expected them to set them at the correct pressure before handing it back to me. 
     
    All in all a disappointing experience :-( 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/11 23:35:18 (permalink)
    Wow. Pretty bad service all round. I hate it when people try to tell you are “wrong” when they are clearly just trying to blag something. 
     
    Thanks for sharing that  I wont be using them when the time comes. 
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    Re: Porsche 996 MOT 2018/07/11 23:49:21 (permalink)
    Me neither but always interesting to hear of other people's experiences good or bad. Had my tyres done through Porsche club offer,  Pirelli s for the rear of my c4s. £515 FITTED and with £50 cashback all done at a local approved centre. Excellent care and attention taken and will def use again. Def up for a meet and run out if anyone else fancies it.  Simon
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