Keep Your Porsche Running as Smoothly as Possible
Here at Kudos Import and Performance, we want all of our Chesterfield customers to be confident that their luxury imports are performing as optimally as possible. Import vehicles, such as Porches, are quite the investment and, as a result, should be maintained with the utmost care and attention. You wouldn’t buy a luxury home and neglect to keep it maintained, so why would you buy a Porsche and not do your best to ensure that it is as healthy as possible? While preventative maintenance goes a long way in ensuring that your Porsche runs as smoothly as possible, inevitably repair work will need to be done. In today’s post, we are going to go over some of the most common problems that afflict Porsches, what they mean for your import vehicle’s overall health, and what you can do to insure that these problems don’t develop into major repair work.
Keep an Eye Out for These Common Porsche Problems
While the ultimate goal of vehicle maintenance is prevent the need for repairs, all machines, even finely tuned automobiles such as your Porsche, will eventually need to be repaired. Man has yet to invent the machine that does not degrade over time and your Porsche is no different. Below we have listed some of the most common issues you will face when it comes to your Porsche and what you can do to ensure that these issues don’t end up costing you money.
- Engine Oil: For internal combustion engines, oil is essential. Oil lubricates your engine and ensures that all those moving parts don’t seize up due to the high heat and friction that your Porsche’s engine produces. While everyone knows, or should know, that you need to change your vehicle’s engine oil approximately every 3000 miles, many people neglect to check their oil in between oil changes. While it isn’t necessary for you to check your Porsches oil level every single day, we do recommend that you check it at least once every two weeks or so. This will help to ensure that your engine is not leaking oil and that the oil levels are at the appropriate levels.
- Water Pump: The water pump in your Porsche is an important component of the engine. This small pump is your vehicle’s primary source of defense against overheating. The water pump circulates water or antifreeze around your Porsches coolant system to ensure that your engine doesn’t overheat as you are cruising down the street. If you notice that your Porsche is running a little hotter than normal, you should immediately get the water pump checked by a mechanic to make sure that is not leaking. If left unattended, your engine could overheat which can lead to the head and block of your engine cracking.
Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the most common issues that can affect your Porsche and what to do to make sure these issues don’t turn into costly repairs. If you are in the Chesterfield area and need a maintenance check for your Porsche, contact us today at Kudos Import and Performance. Our expert mechanics will make sure that your Porsche is good to go and will alert you to any issues that may become a problem for your Porsche.