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Seacoast Specialist Cars

Porsche Services

Porsche vehicles are some of the best in the world – if not the best. We consider the maintenance schedule to be the minimum service you should carry out based on factory recommendations. Generally, a well maintained Porsche should last well over 200,000 miles – and our customers have proven it!

Here’s what you need to know:

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Take some time to look at the maintenance schedule laid out in the “Maintenance” book for your car. I’ve included a rough general model of the schedule for modern cars. When you bring your car into our Service Department, we will confirm (based on the Vehicle Identification Number of your car) which services are required at your time and mileage. If you have any questions about what services are due on your vehicle – please call or email us – we’re happy to look them up for you.

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Time counts. Even if you haven’t driven it. We know it seems crazy to do major services every four years on a car you don’t drive that much, but it still makes sense. A consistent and correct maintenance history increases the value of your car, and keeps it performing at it’s best.

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If you drive few miles in a year (less than 10,000), or your car is a summer car, service it in the fall. The main reason for this is the oil – over the course of a year being run acids build up in the oil and sit on all of the metal components in the engine. The only way to remove the acids is to change the oil. Better to have clean oil in the engine all winter than oil that has acids in it due to combustion in the cylinders.

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According to Porsche (as seen in the 1998 Warranty and Customer Information book), Your Responsibility for Maintenance is as follows:

“You must maintain your Porsche according to the Maintenance Schedule in the Maintenance Booklet and the Car Care Instructions in the Owner’s Manual and keep the receipts as proof of maintenance”

We document each service thoroughly and correctly, and save it in our system as well as upload it to Carfax.

 

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We don’t believe in 10,000 miles between Oil Changes. Our recommendation is to do an Oilservice between Maintenance Services if your car is an all year round daily driver. Just do them every 6 months or 5,000 miles. We have found that this causes less issues with clogged Variocam actuators, and other components with fine passages in them. If you daily drive on the Autobahn – skip this advice. No, 101 doesn’t count….

The Minimum Service You Should Carry Out Based on Factory Recommendations

  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • 2 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Replace Brake Fluid
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter / Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Replace Spark Plugs (some models)
  • 4 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • PDK Filter
  • PDK Fluid
  • Tire Sealant
  • Air Filter Replacement – Replace Air Filter
  • Replace Spark Plugs (some models)
  • Check Engine Drive Belt / Serpentine Belt
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter/Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • Visually Inspect all mounts and boots on chassis
  • 5 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • 6 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter/Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • Replace Engine Drive Belt / Serpentine Belt
  • Replace PDCC Reservoir (some models)
  • Change All Wheel Drive Controller Oil (some models)
  • 7 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • 8 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter/Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • PDK Filter
  • PDK Fluid
  • Tire Sealant
  • Air Filter Replacement – Replace Air Filter
  • Replace Spark Plugs (some models)
  • Check Engine Drive Belt / Serpentine Belt
  • Visually Inspect all mounts and boots on chassis
  • 9 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • 10 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Replace Brake Fluid
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter / Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • 11 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • 12 Year Maintenance Service
  • Oil Change / Oilservice
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Pollen Filter/Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • PDK Filter
  • PDK Fluid
  • Tire Sealant
  • Air Filter Replacement – Replace Air Filter
  • Replace Spark Plugs (some models)
  • Check Engine Drive Belt / Serpentine Belt

After 120,000 miles, just start over at the 50,000 mile maintenance service
recommendations

Porsche Classic Maintenance Service (for cars over 15 years old)

These cars generally are the summer drivers, or three season drivers. Usually much less than 10,000 miles per year. Porsche has annual service recommendations which usually are just an Oilservice. Our recommendations are as follows:

  • Perform Oil and Filter Change
  • Check all Fluid Levels and check for Fluid Leaks – make recommendations as necessary
  • Check Tires for overall wear and abnormal wear
  • Check Suspension components for wear, torn boots, etc.
  • Check Steering Components for play, torn boots, etc.
  • Check Transmission for Leaks, and driveline for wear
  • Check Maintenance History and Maintenance Schedule for needed items that have not been already completed
  • Check Cooling System coolant concentration, check for leaks and performance
  • Check Heating and Air conditioning system for leaks and performance
  • Check Battery Condition
  • Check rubber seals for wear
  • Lubricate all door hinges, sunroof tracks
  • Check Brake Fluid Moisture Content
  • Check Lights for operation and condition
  • Check Wiper Nozzle Alignment and spray pattern
  • Check Braking System to include Parking Brake operation and adjustment
  • M96 IMS Bearing Replacement (varies by vehicle)
  • PDCC Fluid Replacement, along with reservoirs
  • Power Steering Fluid Replacement
  • Manual Transmission Oil Replacement

Interim Service / Interm Service – This is an Intermediate Service as listed above
Main Service / Maint Service – This is a Major Service as listed above
Oil Service – This is an Oil Service / Oilservice as listed above

Our Location:

  • We are a 30 minute drive from Porsche Nashua
  • We are a 26 minute drive from Porsche Stratham
  • We are a 50 minute drive from Porsche Burlington

Call us and set up a time to meet, or just drop by. 

We’ve found a first visit – even if just to discuss your car in general – is always valuable. 

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