When you pay a lot of money to acquire a high-end luxury car like Porsche, you don’t need to be told you need to repair it when due. Whether you have a Boxster, Cayman, or 911, the number one important thing is to know is when repairs are due so that it continues to performs optimally.
Porsche repair and maintenance is important if you really want it to run efficiently and smoothly. Just because the vehicle comes with a high price tag does not make it immune to part failures. No matter which Porsche model you own, you have to repair and maintain it properly. While there are several common Porsche repair issues you should consider, here are some of the most common:
- Engine Oil Level – Whether your Porsche has an air or water cooled flat-6, oil is necessary because it lubricates the moving parts and without oil, the moving parts would stop functioning and damage your engine. That is why it is necessary to rouinely check the oil level and change the oil when necessary so that it can continue running smoothly and efficiently.
- Engine Light – There is OBD system in Porsche and several other vehicles have it. So whenever you see the engine light, you should understand that it is the early warning that the engine is experiencing a certain problem. Although nobody wants to see it lit up, it means an issue has been detected and you should fix it immediately.
- Problematic Brakes – One of the most critical parts of your Porsche is the brakes. When you press your car’s brake pedal, it should immediately begin to stop your vehicle. If you hear any grinding or squealing noises when you press the brake, or the pedal feels soft and non-communicative, it means you need to have the brakes inspected and repair. Don’t ignore or delay brake repairs on your Porsche because not only is it a safety issue, but it takes away from the overall driving experience that you demand from your German performance vehicle.
- Water Pump Leak – Your Porsche waterpump circulates water through the cooling system in order to prevent the engine from overheating. If you fail to check your water pump leak and repair it, it can cause head and block cracking, which can cost you a lot of money to fix.
- IMS Bearing – The Intermediate Shaft Bearing (known simply as IMS) is a failure prone part that effects a wide range of Boxster, Cayman, and 911 models. If this part prematurely fails, it can result in catastrophic engine failure. That’s why it’s important your Porsche is inspected and repaired by a qualified Porsche technician who can spot the warning signs of a failing IMS bearing.
When your Porsche is due for repair or routine maintenance, bring it to the professionals at Autobahn of Boca Raton. Our technicians are highly trained and have the practical experience needed to perform repairs on all types of Porsches.