McLaren 3rd party service options
For those that cannot find easy answers in the FAQs (https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ml#post1257009
) and that do not want to DIY (https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ml#post1536474
), but do not want to pay McLaren dealers for service, we have compiled the following list.
A couple of notes, while your car is under warranty (see FAQs item 3.0 for Warranty information), you may prefer to stick with dealer service. It's not clear, but it is possible that using a non-dealer to do work on your car may result in future problems not being warranted, so caveat emptor, buyer beware.
That said, for many people, particularly with those with cars out of warranty, a more cost effective solution and 3rd party option may well be preferred. Traditionally there have been no such 3rd party option, in part because McLaren's computers needed to test/reset many items in its cars/ECUs are prohibitively expensive, and/or are otherwise not obtainable. Please keep that in mind as some of the 3rd party vendors may have to conjure creative ways around this, and it's worth asking them how they deal with this issue.
That said, much of the work you may want to perform on your McLaren will fall into 4 general categories: 1) Body Shop work (e.g., rim rash, fender benders, paint, etc.), 2) mechanical/operational work (e.g., brakes, oil/filter changes, service checks), 3) Mods/Major Upgrades (e.g., more power, exhaust, suspension), 4) Feature/Minor Upgrades (e.g., clear and decorative wraps, radar systems, audio systems)
As I get requests, I'll endeavor to add providers in all 4 categories as people promote requests in this thread. It likely won't be complete, but hopefully will be a good starting off place. If you see an asterisks "*" next to a provider, it means I'm not sure if it provides such services, and you should follow up with the provider yourself (and report back here if you can confirm, thanks).
- Body Shop Work
(e.g., rim rash, fender benders, paint, etc.)
None mentioned so far...
- Mechanical/operational work
(e.g., brakes, oil/filter changes, service checks, etc.)
Provider: @XPRD aka @MP4Dream
Contact: On this site, McLarenLife via private message @XPRD https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ml#post1565193
California: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Northern California
Nevada: Las Vegas
Note: Currently XPRD is the only one to confirm he is willing to do this kind of work per this thread.
- Mods/Modifications Major Upgrades
(e.g., MORE power, better exhausts, suspension adjustments, etc.)
Will wait for forum members to recommend popular upgrades here...
- Feature/Minor Upgrades
(e.g., clear and decorative wraps, detailing, radar systems, audio systems, etc.)
None mentioned so far...