Things You Can Prepare For
Porsche owners don’t need to be told that vehicle maintenance is important. When you purchase a high-performance, luxury car, you understand that it’s a long-term investment. To help drivers of Boxsters, Caymans, and 911s alike, Stein Automotive on Shelbyville Road is sharing a few common repairs we perform on Porsches. That way, our customers can prepare for the long road of vehicle maintenance ahead of them! The following items are repairs we frequently perform on Porsche vehicles and, with this information in mind, you can create a schedule to prevent issues and a budget for life’s unpredictable problems.
- Engine Light: Like most advanced automobiles, Porches are outfitted with onboard diagnostic (OBD) systems. These computers self-diagnose malfunctions and report them to the vehicle owner and their trusted technician through codes and the check engine light. No one rejoices when they see this light, but you shouldn’t ignore it! It’s your Porsche asking for professional attention. We know that this isn’t exactly a specific repair, and that can be one of the most frustrating aspects of check engine lights. For more information on what causes them, be sure to ask our experts.
- Bad Brakes: No vehicle is immune to worn out brakes. Because we use them, they wear out and need replacement. You’ll undoubtedly need brake repair for your Porsche at some point in its lifespan. It’s just part of vehicle ownership! If you notice strange sounds from the braking system, like squeaking or grinding, that’s your sign to visit our shop. You may also notice decreased performance, like a spongy pedal or increased stopping time. Protect your Porsche’s intended level of performance with strong, fully responsive brakes!
- Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS): Failures of the IMS bearing on Boxster, Cayman, and 911 models are unfortunately common. This part works with the crankshaft, camshaft, and timing chain to reduce wear and prevent failure. That means any failure of this part will be disastrous for the engine! Our technicians spot signs of a failing IMS bearing to provide timely repairs, which is why it’s so important to visit us regularly!
Remember that timing is everything. Following a timely maintenance schedule can help you avoid these common Porsche problems, as you are allowing our technicians to check-up on your vehicle’s condition. As import experts, we know Porsches better than anyone in Louisville, Kentucky, and we can perform the minor repairs needed to keep them performing as designed throughout their lifespan. If you want to protect your Porsche vehicle, visit Stein Automotive on Shelbyville Road!