- Oil Change / Oilservice
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!
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 Porsche into our Service Department, we will confirm (based on the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your car) which services are required at your time and mileage. If you have any questions about what services are due on your Porsche – please call or email us – we’re happy to look them up for you.
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.
If you drive few miles in a year (less than 10,000), or your Porsche 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.
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 Porsche service thoroughly and correctly, and save it in our system as well as upload it to Carfax.
We don’t believe in 10,000 miles between Oil Changes. Our recommendation is to do an Oil service between Maintenance Services if your Porsche 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….
We’ve found a first visit – even if just to discuss your car in general – is always valuable.
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