One of the common misconceptions about owning a Porsche is that you have to take it to the dealership for repair and maintenance. That’s not the case at all, and at Autobahn – we’re proof of it. It doesn’t matter whether you need an oil change or more specialized service, we understand that you’re behind the wheel of a Porsche because you’re interested in driving more than just a standard car. When you drive it into our service center at Autobahn, you can rest assured that we’ll be providing more than just standard care.
Our technicians are Porsche specialists, and we use only parts meant for your vehicle. Another way we differ from the dealership is that we’re not trying to sell you another Porsche after your time with your current vehicle is over. We’re just dedicated to providing you with the high-quality service that we know you expect when you take your Porsche into a service center to keep it running better for longer.
Don’t trust your Porsche to just anybody! Your Porsche is a specialized machine that requires a special skill set to be repaired correctly and to factory standards. Our Porsche mechanics have an extensive experience working on recent Porsche models as well as classic Porsche from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
Do you intend on keeping your Porsche past the factory warranty? Older Porsche’s were known to surpass 200K plus miles. Today’s Porsche’s are not built the same way and need special care to get the extended life out of them. Our Porsche maintenance plans will help you drive many miles with your car.
Is there a yellow or orange light illuminated on your dashboard? Not every car repair shop has the correct equipment to accurately read the trouble codes and diagnose your Porsche. We use Porsche factory scan tools and computers to precisely trouble shoot your car.
From a standard oil change to tire rotations to more major service like engine and transmission repair, our technicians know Porsches inside and out – and we’re dedicated to making your Porsche run better for longer. One of the most searched terms on Google is actually the phrase, “Porsche maintenance costs after warranty.” If you’re wondering why, it’s because a Porsche that hasn’t received the proper maintenance is going to cost a lot to keep running well. It’s why we encourage you to bring your vehicle to us regularly. We won’t just provide the routine oil change or tire rotation that it may need, but we’ll also make sure that you’re receiving the manufacturer-suggested maintenance to keep it running better and save you money on emergency repairs in the long run.
Similar to how the domestic automakers are constantly trying to one-up each other in the United States, Porsche and its German automaker competitors are also looking to outdo each other with anything and everything to increase their share in the market. One of the top ways they each attempt to do this is by claiming lowest total cost of ownership over their respective vehicles. Keep in mind, however, that this is often done by deferring most maintenance beyond the first 3 years of ownership. In other words, if you only plan on driving the vehicle for 3 years, it’s going to seem like a much more manageable cost. But if you’re keeping it after the warranty expires, you’ll have to do your part to keep your Porsche running well. That’s where we can help. When you bring your Porsche into our service center, we’ll make sure to perform the service you need and give you an idea of when you should be thinking about having other services performed to ensure your vehicle runs better for longer and you maximize your return on investment.
Chances are you’ve seen the quick oil change service centers around town, promising to change your vehicle’s oil in 15 minutes or less. We understand how precious your time is, and how tempting it can be to try one of these service centers, but the reality is that you should never take your Porsche to one – even for something as simple as an oil change. That’s because while quick change service centers might be well-versed in working on domestic automobiles, these technicians likely have little to no experience working on something as high-performing and as complicated as your Porsche. Remember the Porsche slogan – “there is no substitute.” On the same accord, you shouldn’t risk a small convenience benefit on the job not being performed correctly. Your Porsche is a complex automobile, and it’s important to take it to the service centers that know what they’re doing. That’s where we can help.
When we take your Porsche into one of our vehicle bays, you can rest assured that we won’t just provide the service you scheduled, but inspect your vehicle like the luxury transportation that it is. We’ll give it more than just a quick look over, but check it out from top to bottom, notifying you of any issues we spotted or any service you might want to consider in the future. We’ll also top off your fluids, perform a safety check, inspect the filters and seals, and make sure everything is all set before sending you on your way. Some of our Porsche maintenance services include:
There are other drawbacks of taking your vehicle to the dealer for service as well. For instance, many dealers are under increasing pressure to improve sales in their service departments and add to their overall bottom line to stay in good standing with the automaker they represent. For this reason, it’s not uncommon for staff members to pressure customers into additional service that they may not actually need. This tactic, often known as “up-selling,” isn’t something that you’ll have to worry about when you take your vehicle to us at Autobahn. We don’t have to appease any automaker, which is why we pride ourselves on honest, transparent and reliable service. It can pay – literally – to take your vehicle in to an independent repair shop like us. And when you combine our knowledge of Porsches with our friendly, honest service, you can rest assured that we have your best interests at heart. We make it a point to earn your business so that you’re completely satisfied with your experience and eager to bring your Porsche back to us the next time you need service.
Part of the goal of any automotive dealership is to have you return to it when your vehicle needs service. It’s part of the cyclical approach they all take to ensuring you think they’re the one-stop shop you need for all of your automotive needs – whether it’s buying a new car or having routine service performed on your current one. But you don’t need to return to the dealership for service – and that’s a fact. You have other options, and while these options may be more limited for luxury vehicles such as Porsches, they are out there – and Autobahn is one of them.