Signs You Need to Fix Your Porsche
Porsches are great cars, but every 40,000 miles, on average, they’ll likely need a fairly substantial repair, especially when it comes to vintage models. Here are a few repairs to keep an eye on when it comes time to fix your Porsche.
Tires below 1/16 of an inch can be a serious safety hazard, especially on a Porsche. Any time the tread wears through the indicator bar, it’s time to replace the tires. Another sign is if you notice your car vibrating, especially as you go around corners.
Watch Porsches Overheating
If your temperature gauge sees red, it’s time to pull over, immediately. Keep driving, and you’ll need a new engine. Also keep an eye on any burning smells, leaking oil or other leaking fluids underneath the car. It may be the result of leaky, collapsed or clogged hoses. It could be a busted radiator or an engine low on coolant. Stop and let the car cool down. Tow it to a car mechanic if necessary.
Always remember to change the timing belt at the recommended mileage. A broken timing belt can cause serious damage to your engine. If you are not sure on when the last time it has been replaced, have a mechanic inspect it. Better replace it before it goes, otherwise you’ll be calling your garage with a busted engine begging, “Please, fix my Porsche.”
A Word About Flushing Your Brakes
Porsche recommends having your brakes flushed every 30,000 miles. But here’s the thing. Brakes operate in an enclosed system. If there are no leaks, nothing gets in, and you could theoretically, operate on the same brake fluid for the life of the car. But if there are leaks, dirt and grit can get in and muck up the engine and braking systems. The best approach is to have the brake fluid inspected periodically, at least one a year. If the fluid is clear or light brown, you should be fine. If it’s a dark brown, you should probably consider a flushing your brakes.