Where to Get Your Porsche Repaired?
by Darryl Lee
Oil Leaks? A/C problems? Synchros out?
Chain tensioners? One time or another all Porsche owners
cross this perilous path: your Porsche needs repair. What
do you do? Who do you ask for help? Suddenly, youre
questioning yourself as to where to take your prized machine.
Here are the most common questions asked
about servicing your Porsche:
1. Who: do you take your car too?
2. What: does he charge?
3. When: is he available?
4. Where: is he located?
5. Why: do you recommend him?
6. How: is his service and dependability?
These basic questions are commonly asked
to friends, family, and other Porsche enthusiasts who have
experienced a variety of repairs throughout the years of
Our pool of talented professional mechanics
who service and maintain our Porsches in Hawaii are
all respected technicians. Whether certified, factory trained,
or mentored by family, friends, or on-the-job training,
these men are our solace and do a fantastic job all year
round. They are responsible for maintaining and keeping
our German sports cars tuned and in sync at maximum performance.
They are professionals. These Porsche mechanics act as doctors,
psychologists, and therapeutic counselors all in one. For
good reason I call them Specialists! They listen
and they put up with all our demands and displays of frustration
about our obsessions. Hearing our constant bickering and
whines of disappointment, they quickly diffuse and diagnose
each problem and always seem to find the remedy. After their
countless hours of intense labor, our gratification and
praise and cheers for a job well done are often short-lived,
as the next mechanical problem brings us back in for our
next visit. Without these techs, where would we be?
In Hawaii we are fortunate to have
talented Porsche mechanics in several shops. Here is a brief
description of Hawaii's Porsche Specialists:
If you want individualized attention
on your Porsche, see Scott Shulte and his meticulous German
Auto Specialists shop near the airport for an appointment
one car per day; Creighton Wong, European
Auto Specialists, will attend to your every need ranging
from SCs to Carreras including Turbos, Ferraris, and Mercedes;
Gerard and Keala Simoes Motor Werkes also services
a wide range of Porsches for the street and track, as well
as BMWs; John Burke, an independent, has many years of experience
in both 356 and 911's; Tim Knights Knightwerks
caters to early model 911 Porsches ranging from 65-90,
with a flair for BMW's; Chris Stormers Air-Cooled
Engines services early and late model Porsches with
accessories located in house; and last but not least, our
authorized dealer, Porsche of Honolulu, with Service Manager
Keith George and Technicians Aren and Duke. They specialize
in the new water-cooled technology and vehicles under warranty,
including the Boxster, 996, and the new Turbo. With this
lineup to choose from, there are enough qualified technicians
to service every Porsche need in Hawaii.
Heres where to find these Porsche Specialist
Air-Cooled Engines, Inc.
1144 Kona Street
|European Auto Specialists
805 Pohukaina Street
|German Auto Specialists
3075 Nimitz Hwy.
|Porsche of Honolulu
818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Porsche & BMW
Well, there you have it. Some of Hawaii's
finest technicians that service Porsche. Still not convinced?
The only advice I can give is to try them. If you're under
warranty, the dealer would be your best choice. For all
others, try one or try them all. Until you feel comfortable
and find the right Porsche repair specialist, you will always
be questioning yourself. Only you can decide who can fulfill
all your Porsche needs.
To all the Specialists in the field of
Porsche repair here in Hawaii, I tip my hat to each
and every one of you. Thank you. We appreciate your time,
service, and your dedication.
Until our next visit,
May the Porsche be with you,