As we all know, there is simply no substitute; the Porsche 911 is one of the greatest
German sports cars to ever exist. With the 991 generation in particular, Porsche has set
a new standard to what a 911 means in today's age. Try to find another car that has
remained so pure to its original design and philosophy. Whether it’s a Carrera, Turbo, or
GT version, the flat six cylinder just hits the spot. However, with a great car comes great
responsibility as well. Porsches need to be taken care of properly, and when done right,
they will last you for a long time. Today, we will discuss the 5 most important things to
service on your Porsche 911 type 991.
As a service facility in Los Angeles that is dedicated to German vehicles and the
Porsche brand in particular, we are proud to offer only the highest quality services to
satisfy our client’s needs. It’s no secret that Porsches are meant to be driven and it puts
a smile on our face when clients bring their high mileage 911 to us for regular
maintenance. Based on our experience, here are the 5 most important things to service
in proper intervals on the 911 type 991:
- Engine Oil: Every 12 months or 10,000 miles
- Spark Plugs: Every 3 years or 30,000 miles
- Brake Fluid: Every 2 years or 20,000 miles
-Coolant: Every 4 years or 40,000 miles
-Pollen & Air Filter: Every 4 years or 40,000 miles
As with any car, the engine is one of the most fragile components. But for a 911, we are
talking about its heart and soul. A simple synthetic oil change will keep your Porsche
911 running like new, and for optimum performance, we suggest regular oil changes
within 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. In addition, we at Future Auto
Service comply with the Porsche factory OEM standard and use only the highest quality
oil. In the case of the type 991, we recommend Mobil 1 0-W40 to extend longevity and
minimize engine wear.
Spark plugs are particularly a concern for 911 Turbo models because the engine
produces significantly more power. Since spark plugs are necessary to ignite the
mixture of gasoline and air inside the engine, they are exposed to immense pressure
and heat resulting in wear over time. Bad spark plugs can seriously affect your 911s
performance, causing misfires or bad fuel economy. Therefore, every 4 years or 40,000
miles (whichever comes first) Porsche suggests changing them.
One of your engine’s biggest nightmares is overheating, which can potentially cause a
mechanical breakdown. The coolant levels on a Porsche 911 should be checked
regularly to protect the engine against corrosion. Proper intervals for updating your
coolant are around every 4 years or 40,000 miles (whichever comes first). Future Auto
Service in Burbank can help to inspect and refill the coolant on your Porsche. Book your
Enjoying your 911 to the fullest means going fast from time to time. To ensure the safety
of yourself and others on the road, you want to make sure the brake system on your 911
is working just as good as its engine. Future Auto Service recommends changing the
brake fluid every 2 years or 20,000 miles whichever comes first.
Lastly, the pollen and air filter are just as essential to a great driving experience as a
healthy engine and brake system. While the flat 6 might be taking your breath away you
wouldn't want to get dirty air into your Porsche cockpit. We suggest changing the air and
pollen filter every 4 years or 40,000 miles.
Service intervals can vastly vary depending on the usage of your Porsche 911. If you
are enjoying your 991 as a track toy, some maintenance might be due sooner than our
Where Can I Service My Porsche 911?
Now since you are fully aware of all the things your Porsche 911 needs when it comes
to regular maintenance, we invite you to our state-of-the-art service facility in Burbank
California! Newly remodeled, our ASE certified mechanics use the latest equipment and
technology to service all types of Porsche models. Compared to your local franchise
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