There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving a new Porsche, but it’s important that you ensure you maintain your car to ensure that feeling lasts. Modern cars have been designed for maximum performance and less need for regular maintenance. Of course, you should always follow the service schedule which came with your car and pay attention to any reminders in the multifunction display. Here are a few simple tips for keeping your Porsche on the road and in tip-top condition.
As with all cars, Porsche engines rely on lubrication to function properly. Check your oil before refuelling and don’t let the oil level fall below the minimum mark. It must also be changed at regular intervals, as specified in your owner’s manual.
Check your tyre pressure
For overall safety and driving performance, be sure to check your tyre pressure every month. If you get any warning lights on your tyre pressure monitoring system you should stop and check them as soon as you can. Driving on an underinflated tyre will cause overheating and, ultimately, tyre failure. Whereas underinflated tyres will reduce your fuel efficiency and tread, which will hinder your car’s handling.
Be careful when starting your engine
Damage can be caused when you start up a cold engine before the lubricants are flowing to each part of the car. It doesn’t take long for the oil pump to sufficiently lubricate the engine, but you should wait for up to thirty seconds before engaging gear and driving off.
- Get your driving technique right
There’s not much point in having a Porsche if you don’t use it for exciting driving, but there are some important strategies which will ensure your car performs better in the long run. Sharp braking will wear out your engine, so always try to look ahead for these situations. Driving consistently is the key to getting the most out of your car and will significantly boost your fuel economy too.
- Keep your car clean
Washing any road salts and grime off the undercarriage of your Porsche will help to prevent corrosion. Washing your car yourself will also help you to keep an eye out for any dints or cracks before they become a more expensive issue.
So there are our five simple tips for keeping your Porsche in excellent condition! If you’re in need of specialist Porsche repairs or modifications get in touch with us on 020 8500 9228 to discuss your requirements in more detail.