Signs You Need to Fix Your Porsche
Porsches are great cars, but every 40,000 miles, on average, they’ll likely need some repairs or maintenance, especially if your beloved Porsche is a stylish vintage model. Here are a few warning signs to keep an eye on when it comes time to fix your Porsche.
Tires with a tread depth 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 those tires. Another warning sign to take into consideration is if you notice your car vibrating, especially as you go around corners.
Keep an Eye on Those Gauges to Keep Your Porsche from Overheating
If your temperature gauge sees red, it’s time to pull over—immediately. Keep driving, and you’ll need a new engine. An overheated car requires you to keep your senses open for anything unusual: any burning smells, leaking oil or other leaking fluids underneath the car. These new smells, sounds or drips could 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. If it quickly heats up again after its had time to rest you may have to have it towed to a car mechanic.
Always remember to change the timing belt at the recommended mileage. A broken timing belt can cause serious, even irreparable, 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.”
Don’t Take Any Risks When it Comes to 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. 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 definitely consider a flushing your brakes.
Need Some Help with Porsche Scheduled Maintenance?
We get it. You’re busy. It’s not easy to afford the lifestyle that accommodates a Porsche. Time isn’t just money. It’s a duct-taped piggy bank sitting on a shelf. Every second counts — tread carefully. Worried about how how long your Porsche repair will take? Be sure to ask us when you schedule your maintenance and we will be happy to give you an estimate.
If you ever expect to get superior performance from your Porsche so it delivers delivers power and practically lasts forever, you need to follow your Porsche scheduled maintenance plan to the letter. We know how hard it already is balancing your current workload: project deadlines, anniversaries, family demands. You’ve got enough on your plate.
We couldn’t agree more. That’s why we’re here to make it easy on you. Consult with one of our Porsche technicians, and we’ll see what repairs or maintenance you may need and when. We’ll even follow your average mileage, so we know when you’ll need the next repair. We’ll help you get it out of the way before you even need it. Be good to your Porsche. It will absolutely love you for it in return.