Porsche Monthly Maintenance Checklist

Porsche Monthly Maintenance

At Eurosport Automotive, we know how much you love your Porsche. In between visits to your local Porsche maintenance shop, there are steps that you can take at home to keep your Porsche running smoothly.

Below is a monthly maintenance checklist that you can use at home:

Check Fluids

Check the following fluids to see if any of them are low.

  • brake fluids

  • coolant

  • power steering fluid (if applicable)

  • automatic transmission fluid (if applicable)

  • hydraulic clutch (if applicable)

  • windshield washer fluid

If any of the above fluids are low, fill them to the fill line with the appropriate fluid. Note that other than the windshield washer fluid, none of the the fluids should be low. If they are low, you have a leak somewhere, and you need to take your Porsche in for maintenance.

Check  Radiator Hoses and Belts

Make sure that the hoses and belts are not old or brittle or cracked. Also, make sure that none of the hoses are leaking. If any of the hoses are damaged or leaking, they need to be replaced at your local Porsche maintenance shop.

Check the Engine Belts

If you hear a loud shrieking sound when you turn on the car or press the gas pedal, you may have a loose belt. You can check the belts by testing the tension. There should be very little give when you test the belt. If any belts are loose, they need to be replaced because a broken belt can cause a lot of damage that is expensive to repair.

See if any Fluids are Leaking from the Engine

Checking your engine for leaks can help you detect any possible problems before actual damage occurs. To check the engine for leaks, take a flashlight to look both inside the engine and underneath the engine. When looking inside the engine, many leaks can be readily observed. When looking underneath the engine, you will notice either dripping from the engine or wet spots on the ground. In addition to a visual inspection, place a piece of cardboard underneath the engine, and leave it there overnight. If there are any spots on the cardboard in the morning, there is a leak somewhere. It is not necessary to know where the leak is. Once you have detected a leak, take your Porsche in for maintenance.

Visually Inspect your Battery

Check your battery terminals for corrosion. Also, make sure the connections to the battery are tight.

Confirm that the Lights are in Working Order

The lights that you can check at home are the dash lights, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, back-up lights, and turn signals.

Listen to the Engine

Each engine has a unique sound. By listening to your engine regularly, you can determine how your engine sounds when it is running normally. To listen to your engine, start the engine, and then open your hood. Once you know how the engine sounds when there are not any problems, it will be easier to detect when the engine does not sound normal. If you hear any sounds that are unusual for your vehicle, call your local Porsche maintenance shop.

Check the Windshield Wipers

When checking the windshield wipers, do not touch the actual wiper blade because oil from your fingers could cause the blames to deteriorate. Check that the wipers are coming into good contact with the window. Also, check that the wipers are not dry or cracked.

Examine the Tires

Check the tire pressure, and fill if necessary. Also, visually inspect the tires for uneven wear or nails or other sharp objects.

Doing the above checks will help ensure that your Porsche runs smoothly until your next scheduled maintenance. If you note anything that is not normal for your vehicle, please take your vehicle to your Porsche specialist.