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Important fluids to keep track of in your Porsche

Your Porsche is a finely tuned machine that is optimized to bring thousands of components together to work as one. At the heart of your Porsche is the engine, but the fluids found under the hood, behind the wheels and flowing to your gearbox are your vehicle’s blood. They must be kept clean, fresh and full. Here’s an overview of the various fluids found in your Porsche and the purpose they serve.

Engine Oil

Engine oil isn’t the most important fluid in your vehicle because every fluid is important, but it is the fluid we were thinking about most when we said the liquids inside your Porsche are a lifeblood for your vehicle. Engine oil serves to keep everything within your Porsche’s engine lubricated, it reduces friction between important mechanical components, and it also removes residue that accumulates over time inside your engine.

You must always have engine oil inside your Porsche’s engine, and it must be clean and fresh. By following your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule, you are sure to have the appropriate amount of quality engine oil in the engine.

Brake Fluid

Brakes have improved dramatically over the last few decades, but the basic way a brake functions hasn’t changed all that much. Your brakes still need fluid to function as it serves to press the pad down on the rotors and slow your vehicle’s momentum. Low brake fluid means decreased braking performance.

Coolant

Your Porsche’s engine will overheat if there’s not enough coolant to keep its temperature controlled. Our Porsche technicians will always check coolant levels as well as every other fluid level during regular maintenance. Antifreeze is in the same group and allows you to use your Porsche even when temperatures dip outside. You can check coolant levels in a clear plastic container near the radiator.

Power Steering Fluid

The Power Steering tank is located near the base of the windshield. The fluid inside it serves to power the, well, power steering system that makes it easier to steer.

Windshield Washer Fluid

This may seem like a given, but many drivers forget to top off their windshield washer fluid on a regular basis. It’s not so important in summer, but in winter you can go through quite a few jugs of windshield washer fluid every month. If you’re heading out for a long road trip, especially on the highway, you’ll want to check and make sure you have enough to keep your windshield clean and visibility perfect.

Date Posted: February 10, 2020