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Porsche Home Maintenance Checklist

As a proud Porsche owner, we know you love your high-quality vehicle. At Formula Motorsports, we’re here to provide step-by-step Porsche service to keep you on the road and in style for as long as possible.
You can help here as well, even if you’re not a seasoned car technician. There are several easy bits of Porsche maintenance that can be handled from home – here are a few items to keep on your checklist to keep things humming smoothly in between visits to our shop.

Fluid Checks

Check each of the following fluids, if applicable:

  • Brake fluids
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Hydraulic clutch fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid

Especially in the case of simpler fluids like windshield washers or coolant, these locations are easy to find. For others, consult your manual if you’re unsure.

Hoses and Belts

Make sure that hoses and belts in the radiator are not old, brittle or cracked. Also check hoses you can see, and make sure none of them are leaking. If so, they’ll need to be replaced.
In addition, if you hear a shrieking sound when you turn on the car or press the gas pedal, this may be a sign of a loose belt. Check the tension of your belts – there should be very little give. If belts are loose, they need to be replaced.

Battery, Lights, Wipers

Visually inspect your battery for corrosion, and make sure its connections are tight. Check that your dash lights, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, back-up lights and turn signals are working periodically. In addition, check your windshield wipers – don’t actually touch the wiper blade, as oil from your fingers can cause the blades to deteriorate. Simple ensure that wipers are making good contact with the windshield, and that they aren’t dry or cracked.

Fluid Leaking

Check your engine, or under it, to see if any fluids are leaking. Use a flashlight if needed. You may notice dripping from the engine or wet spots on the ground – you could also leave a piece of cardboard on the ground to check for this. If there are leaks, contact our experts about the possible causes.

Tires

Check the tire pressure, and top it off if necessary – this can be done at most gas stations. Inspect the tires for visible wear or any sharp objects stuck in them.

Engine Sounds

Each engine has its own sound, and by listening to yours often, you can determine how it sounds when running normally. This will allow you to also detect when things don’t sound normal, and when it might be time for an inspection.
For more on basic Porsche maintenance, or to find out about any of our Porsche services, speak to the pros at Formula Motorsports today. 

Tips for Picking the Right Porsche

If you’re looking into the purchase of a beautiful Porsche, you know you have lots of options. Porsche has numerous models to check out, all with varying characteristics and benefits.
At Formula Motorsports, we’re here to provide service and repairs for all Porsche models. We’re also here to offer advice when it’s needed – with that in mind, here are a few of the most common considerations our owners are often thinking about when they’re looking for the right Porsche model, and what the right model might be for these areas.

Speed

For anyone who has a need for speed, there are several Porsche options out there that will be perfect for you. At the top of the list, however, is almost certainly the 718 Boxter S. This sleek, beautiful car comes with an amazing 350 horsepower in the stock version, which gives it the ability to fly off the track and go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. If you’re looking to impress with speed and acceleration, the Boxter S should be one of your first choices.

Road Trips

Are you someone who frequently takes road trips across the country, and wants to do so in style and luxury? Look no further than the Porsche Macan, the perfect fit for longer in-car trips. The Macan has a large luggage compartment, and also features a roof transport configuration and an online navigation system that works anywhere. For the car owner looking to hit the open rood comfortably, consider the Macan.

Family

If you’re at the helm of a growing family, you’re looking for considerations like space and safety. One of the top Porsche options here is the Cayenne, which has some of the company’s highest safety standards. It also has a unique design plus ample storage and space, and also boasts a Porsche Communication Management System. It’s built with several safety assistance programs meant to keep you and the family safe while on the road.
To learn more about which model of Porsche is right for you, or to find out about any of our Porsche repair or service offerings, speak to the pros at Formula Motorsports today.