If you are not regularly driving your vehicle you will want to make sure that you still properly maintain it. There are a number of problems that can occur if you do not regularly start your vehicle and/or occasionally drive it. Should you forget to regularly start your engine our Porsche repair service center is here to help. Below are a few of the problems that you will want to avoid by regularly starting your engine.

  • Battery loses its charge: Your car battery is constantly running, similar to a computer or a smartphone. By regularly starting your engine it will charge the battery and prevent it from losing its charge completely. If you are storing your vehicle for the winter, you may consult your specialized German repair center as to whether or not you should invest in a battery tender.
  • Tires lose pressure and get flat spots: The sheer weight of your vehicle on the same spot of your tires for an extended period of time will cause flat spots to occur. The overall tire itself will also lose pressure.
  • Rodent problem: Make sure your vehicle is stored in a secure garage, as rodents can take residence in a vehicle that is not being driven. Our Porsche repair service center has seen this problem occur many times and the damage can be quite extensive.
  • Fluids and oil go stale: There are a variety of fluids that exist inside your vehicle that all need to be properly maintained. For instance, the brake fluid is pressurized and gives you the power you need to brake properly. Also, older oil simply will not lubricate in the same manner that fresh oil will. All the fluids in your vehicle need to be changed out despite your vehicle’s inactivity.
  • Brake corrosion: If your vehicle is outside, the weather can corrode and rust your brake rotors if your car is sitting for any period of time.

Many issues can occur from vehicle inactivity. As more and more people are working from home, or storing vehicles for the winter, it is important to have a certified technician properly check over the vehicle before and after storage or despite low activity. Contact us to find out more about maintaining your Porsche to factory standards.