If you own a Porsche, then you certainly know that it’s a very powerful vehicle. However, what you may not know is that a great deal of its power comes from its transmission. Because your vehicle’s transmission is so vital to its functioning, you should do your best to protect it from damage. Below are some steps you can take to help ensure that your Porsche’s transmission remains in working order.

Prevent Engine Overheating

One major cause of transmission failure is engine overheating. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including coolant leaks, contaminated coolant, and broken radiator components.

Regardless of the cause, an overheated engine often correlates with an overheated transmission, as both utilize the same cooling system. If your Porsche’s engine is overheated, you should fix the problem as soon as possible so that it doesn’t cause more damage to your vehicle via the transmission.

Additionally, you should strive to prevent engine overheating by ensuring that your vehicle always has adequate amounts of clean coolant.

Follow Towing Guidelines

Another factor that may cause transmission damage is improper towing practices. Although your Porsche is powerful, it is not invincible. It comes with a strict weight limit on what it can safely tow. If this towing capacity is exceeded, the tow load will put too much stress on the transmission, causing it to overheat and break down. Thus, when towing materials with your vehicle, it is very important that you never exceed the vehicle’s towing capacity.

Additionally, it is equally important to ensure that your Porsche is properly towed should it ever become unsafe to drive. More specifically, if your Porsche ever needs to be towed, you should ensure that it is transported with its drive wheels safely off of the ground. On occasion, some individuals choose to have their vehicles towed in neutral with the drive wheels on the ground. Unfortunately, when a vehicle is in neutral, its transmission doesn’t receive any lubrication.

In addition, when the vehicle’s drive wheels move, they turn components in the vehicle’s transmission. Therefore, if a vehicle is towed in neutral with its drive wheels on the ground, its transmission will operate without any lubrication, causing serious damage to components. Accordingly, you should make sure to never tow your Porsche with its drive wheels on the ground.

Take Care of the Transmission Fluid

A third and final common contributor to transmission issues is improper transmission fluid use. This problem can take several forms, the most common of which is low transmission fluid levels.

If you neglect to refill your Porsche’s transmission fluid on time, then the system will run out of lubrication, causing its parts to grind against each other and overheat. Again, this can cause considerable damage to the system. As such, you should always make sure that your vehicle has plenty of transmission fluid.

You should ensure that your vehicle’s transmission fluid is both clean and specifically meant for your vehicle. Over time, transmission fluid can become contaminated by dirt, dust, and other debris, which makes it less effective at lubricating the system.

Be sure to schedule regular transmission changes for your vehicle. In addition, using the wrong type of transmission in your vehicle can create similar lubrication problems, which, again, cause considerable damage. Before refilling your Porsche’s transmission fluid, ensure that the fluid you are using is specifically designed to be used in your vehicle.

Motor Cars International Will Help

By following the above steps, you will likely be able to protect your Porsche’s transmission system from most forms of damage. However, transmission Porsche Transmission Fluid Flush issues aren’t always avoidable. If you suspect that your vehicle’s transmission is beginning to fail, bring your vehicle to a professional mechanic to have the problem fixed as soon as possible.

At Motor Cars International, our ASE certified technicians excell at both transmission fluid changes and transmission system repair. For years, we have served as the preferred auto repair center for customers in Easton, Norton, Raynham, Sharon, and Bridgewater, MA.

European vehicles are our specialty, and we would love to help you keep your Porsche in the best condition possible. So give us a call today or stop by our shop to find out why we are the best at what we do.

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