Porsche vehicles are known for setting performance and design standards with every model that is released. When you purchase a Porsche, you can trust that it will remain at optimal performance for many years to come.
As a Porsche owner, it is up to you to help with the maintenance. Of course, you don’t have to do it yourself, but you should have a maintenance schedule set up for when you plan to bring your Porsche into a trusted body shop.
Every vehicle is different, so if you have never owned a Porsche, then you have a new maintenance schedule to learn and implement. Keep reading to learn about the regular servicing that should be done, why it should be done, and when to do it. Using the information laid out here will help to keep your Porsche in the same condition that you bought it in.
The most common service that needs to be performed is an oil change. Engine oil is necessary for your Porsche to run smoothly. The oil has to continuously flow through the engine so all the parts can be lubricated to reduce friction and slow down any wear and tear that can naturally occur.
If your Porsche runs on old engine oil, damage to the engine will happen at a quicker rate than expected. Old engine oil has debris in it that rubs unnaturally against all the parts of the engine. This is what will lead to increased and accelerated wear and tear.
The manual of your vehicle will tell you what the recommended mileage is to get an oil change. In general, you should have the oil changed every 10,000 miles or every year, whichever comes first. Porsche suggests every year because the oil can deteriorate or corrode even when not in use.
For example, if you live in a cold climate where your Porsche will sit in the garage all winter, this oil will become old and it can be damaging. It is helpful to write down when the last oil change was or have the technician place a sticker on the windshield corner as a reminder.
Another important service that should be done regularly on your Porsche is tire rotations. This can usually be done at the same time as the oil changes. Although if need be, you can have them rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. The purpose behind the need for regular tire rotations is to ensure that the tread of the tires remains even.
To prevent uneven wear, the tires should be rotated. This is the best way to avoid unnecessary damage to your Porsche. When you go in to have the oil changed, your trusted technician will normally offer the option for a tire rotation as well.
One last item that should be included in your regular servicing schedule is the lights. The lights include the headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, and reverse lights. Each of these plays an important role in regards to safety. The turn signals are to let other vehicles around you know that you are turning, and the reverse lights tell others when you are backing up. The lights keep you and those around you safe.
Doing a light inspection is something that you can do at home. You just need a friend or family member to help you out. While you are in your Porsche, have your friend stand outside. As you go through all the light options, your friend can tell you if each light and signal is working properly.
Hayes European for Expert Servicing on your Porsche
When it comes time for regular maintenance to occur, there is only one place where you should bring your Porsche, and that place is Hayes European. We are easily accessible from the areas of Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, and Capitola, CA.
All of our technicians are trained and certified in European vehicles, including Porsche. We take pride in providing you with exceptional and quality customer service. Our goal is to maintain your Porsche in peak condition so you are eager to return to us for routine servicing.
We are here to take care of all your servicing needs and any problematic issues that may arise with your Porsche. Call us today to make an appointment or to speak with a friendly service technician.
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