Winter has settled in Calgary and it’s not going anywhere. It’s been a bit unpredictable since that first storm back in September, but there’s no denying the fact that it won’t relinquish its grip for a least a few more months.
That means your Porsche will either have to face the daunting road conditions that Mother Nature lays out for it - a challenge it will be more than happy to tackle - or take a break and relax until spring.
If you choose the second option, here are a few tips that will ensure it remains in perfect condition until the time comes for it to stretch its wheels again.
Give it a good wash
You’ll want to wash it thoroughly both inside and out before putting it away for winter. Any dirt or grime left over can damage your paint or your Porsche’s interior materials if allowed to stay all winter.
Get an oil change and replace the fluids before putting it down for its nap
You probably want to bring in your Porsche for service before putting it away for winter. This will ensure that the fluids are new and correctly topped off. Tell the Porsche Service Center that you plan on storing the car and they will also provide you with other useful tips.
Overinflate the tires
Inflate the tires to the maximum PSI rating. This will keep your tires nice and rounded, and avoid the formation of flat spots.
Make sure the battery gets some love
If you want your Porsche to start like new when spring rolls around, make sure you install a battery trickle charger which you can find in our Porsche genuine parts department. Doing so will also preserve your battery’s overall life.
Use a genuine Porsche car cover
You definitely want to use a genuine Porsche car cover, but even more importantly is the location where you decide to store your Porsche. Keep it in a dry location that’s not too cold or too hot, and where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate.
Protect it from rodents
Lastly, make sure you put deterrents around the car to keep rodents away. There are special products that will do this, but simple moth balls will do the trick. Also make sure you cover any openings that lead to your vehicle’s mechanical components including the exhaust tips.
For more tips on storing your Porsche this winter, contact Porsche Center Calgary today.