Porsche Tips for Keeping Your Car Dependable While Keeping Yourself Safe
Because of the dramatic effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on many people’s lives, auto maintenance has fallen to the wayside in many lives. If you are one of the many essential workers who are performing critical functions currently, you cannot afford to have your vehicle break down at this time. If you are stuck at home at the moment, on the other hand, you want to ensure that your Porsche continues to be reliable for you once life returns to normal. You can give your Porsche the full attention that it needs while also focusing on your safety through a few essential steps.
Change Your Porsche’s Oil
Changing your vehicle’s oil continues to be one of the most important steps that you can take to avoid unnecessary wear and stress on the engine. Clean oil reduces friction, heat, and wear, but your typical lube center experience may not be practical. After all, you do not want to sit in a service center and risk breaking social distancing guidelines. An alternative is to take your Porsche to a service shop that allows you to sit behind the wheel while the oil is changed. Another option is to learn how to change your vehicle’s engine oil yourself.
Complete a Visual Inspection
If you do not currently open the hood of your Porsche for a quick look periodically, now is the time to get in the habit of doing so. Look at components like the battery, hoses, and belts. Then, look at the tire tread and even underneath the vehicle. If you notice a leak, signs of wear or other issues, ensure that these issues receive prompt attention. In many cases, you can make a quick repair yourself that can help you to keep your Porsche out of a repair shop.
Go for a Drive
If you are an essential worker or a first responder, you understandably may drive your car almost daily right now. On the other hand, if you are required to stay home, for the time being, your vehicle may be idle for long periods. A vehicle generally should not sit still for more than a week or two. Otherwise, issues related to idleness can become problematic. This may include the development of weak areas of the tires, rusted brakes, and other issues. Head out for a 20-minute drive in your Porsche at least one time each week.
Our Porsche associates continue to serve our clients, and we want you to stay safe while maximizing the life of your Porsche. If you need any assistance with your Porsche, do not hesitate to contact a friendly associate.