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YOUR GUIDE TO OPTIMAL PORSCHE CARE FROM THE BEST PORSCHE MECHANIC TEAM IN PASADENA

We often tell clients that taking care of your Porsche always pays back dividends. Regardless of the model you own, there is no doubt about the fact that a Porsche provides owners and drivers with an exhilarating experience. Take it on the open road, and it delivers pleasure, unlike any other vehicle, which is why it has a loyal fan following. Whether it is Boxster being driven through the open foothills to the responsiveness of the Carrera 911, these machines are built to deliver an experience unlike any other. Sure, you can call our opinion biased. We are, after all, Porsche fans, but that's because no other vehicle brand offers a winning combination of aesthetics with a great driving experience.

We Are The Best Porsche Mechanic Team Near You!

As a Porsche owner, you are always looking to get the absolute best performance out of your vehicle. Furthermore, you want to ensure the longevity and reliability of your investment, which starts by bringing your Porsche to us. At Bay Diagnostic are have been credited for being the best Porsche repair shop in the area. We provide clients with industry-leading repair services that they can count on. As an independent Porsche service, we provide an excellent experience without the premium associated with a Porsche dealership. Our technicians are factory certified with years of experience and our values to uphold.

As an independent Porsche repair shop, we can choose and quite frankly can do things our way, but still, we choose to adhere to Porsche's best practices. Regardless of the model you own, we have the best, most experienced Porsche mechanic team in the area that's guaranteed to take care of you. Whether it is a pre-purchase inspection, annual service, or a specific type of repair that needs to be completed, we are the people you can count on.

Let's take a more detailed look at some of the things that every Porsche owner should be doing to ensure that they get the best performance and longevity out of their sports luxury vehicle. However, we are here to answer any questions about our service. Feel free to reach out or to schedule an appointment.

Why Is Factory Maintenance Important?

Let's start with maintenance, and we'll say this for all owners, don't ever settle for anything less than genuine, certified Porsche factory maintenance for your vehicle. For people who wonder why, there are many reasons we recommend this, including that your Porsche should be serviced the way it is intended. Even though when you visit us, you're not visiting a Porsche dealership. We are certified independent Porsche technicians who perform thorough, mandated factory maintenance, but without the surcharge associated with an official dealership.

Your Porsche is a machine, and like all machines, it is designed to age a certain way. The Porsche was intended to follow a specific maintenance schedule. Porsche is the only authoritative voice here because they make the vehicles. That's why we closely follow their best practices without cutting corners.

Fixing Problems Versus Preventing Them

Now, if you take your Porsche, regardless of the model, to any third-party generalized repair shop, it will not do your vehicle any favors. That's unless you're willing to pay a lot of money, you will get the bare minimum done on the vehicle. Many of the issues you report to them may be fixed, but much more can go wrong later on.

While a Porsche is a very fun vehicle to drive, it performs great and looks like a billion dollars; it requires the right maintenance. So, you need more than just your average mechanic who is treating it like any other vehicle. A Porsche team like ours has the foresight and experience needed to identify potential problems before they become a major issue later on. We can then address these issues before they cost you a lot of money. We also closely follow factory maintenance procedures which ensure that our clients' Porsches run perfectly.

If anything, Porsche will give you the peace of mind knowing that the vehicle will start up and run optimally on the road. So, put your trust in Bay Diagnostic, the leader in Porsche maintenance.

Pay Attention To Your Brakes

Porsches are high-performance, sports luxury vehicles that are fun to drive regardless of which one you own. The acceleration and superior handling give you an adrenaline rush unlike any other. However, without good stopping power, that machine is a safety hazard. That's why Porsche has invested billions in developing its braking system. That said, because the brake discs and calipers need to hold up to so much over time, from slowing down the vehicle to a dead stop from high speeds, they need to be maintained correctly. You will want to closely monitor the performance of the brake discs and various other areas of the brakes, especially if they haven't been examined by a professional lately.

Many Porsche owners may already know this, but brake service can be tricky mainly because the rear surface of the brake disc is affected the worst or most. If the outer surface of the disc has signs of corrosion pits, the efficiency of the brakes is greatly reduced. Also, if you feel vibrations on the brake pedal or within the vehicle as you are braking, it should be addressed right away by a Porsche expert.

Oil Changes Should Be Frequent

We can tell you that the 911 Carrera Turo is just as good as any other Porsche out there, it is, for all intents and purposes, a high-performance vehicle. However, it also requires high-performance maintenance, which means high maintenance. While the average 100 HP soccer mom van can get by with a 10,000-mile oil change schedule, especially if you are using high-quality synthetic oil technology, even the base model Porsches require much more than that. On average, you can expect to change the oil every year, or every 10k miles. Sure, it is expensive changing the oil frequently, but when you own a high-performance vehicle like the Porsche, it's an expense to be expected.

Our opinion as experts is that your Porsche should be treated to the very best, most frequent oil changes because a blown engine isn't an option.

Only Use Genuine Porsche Parts

Using genuine Porsche parts means that your vehicle will thank you for it. If anything, our team will not cringe when we lift up the hood and see a no-name aftermarket part. Most of all, perhaps you'll thank your Porsche because it will continue to remain fast, high-performance, and reliable because it only got OEM parts. Just about all Porsche dealerships that care about you will give you the same advice as we do. When it is time to replace parts in your Porsche, regardless of which make and model you may own, ensure that it is always Porsche Genuine Parts.

While there are many cheaper aftermarket parts, genuine parts are designed and guaranteed to meet Porsche's specifications for longevity and performance. Using anything less than OEM parts isn't going to do you any favors. As an independent repair shop, there is no incentive for us to recommend OEM parts, but we do it because it is in the best interests of our clients. Plus, we are enthusiasts who care about quality, and you have a great driving experience every day.

Genuine Replacement Parts versus New Parts Production

Now at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are going to say that you should only invest in Porsche genuine replacement parts, aka parts approved by the manufacturer. Sure, OEM parts cost more money, especially compared to some of the economically priced aftermarket parts out there that cost a fraction, but those cheap aftermarket parts cost you a lot more in the long term. Cheap replacement parts that Porsche doesn't approve could soon lead to very costly repairs in the future, especially if your vehicle is driven hard.

The other interesting thing that many Porsche owners don't know is that genuine replacement parts consume less energy and raw materials equivalent to new parts. Plus, with OEM parts, you are getting a 2-year warranty. That's why we always tell clients that they shouldn't take any chances by betting on the reliability of aftermarket parts unless, of course, you are an expert. If you are an experienced Porsche tech like us, you'd already know that most aftermarket parts that aren't Porsche approved are not worth the money or the hassle. As a Porsche owner, you are not expected to know the ins and outs of your vehicle's mechanical parts, which is why it's best to play it safe with what Porsche recommends.

The Condition of Your Porsche's Tires

Many Porsche owners drive their vehicles at high speeds, which means that they need high-performance tires, and those tires too will wear down after a while. Cornering, drifting, and taking turns at high speeds is what tends to wear down most high-performance tires sooner than later. That's why it is so vital to ensure that you're inspecting your tires regularly, ideally before taking it (your car) out for a hard-driving session. But the question is, if you see that the tires are worn, should you shell out money on the best ones out there? Yes, you should. After all, a Porsche is designed to look great, but they are also meant to be driven hard. But if your Cayenne is, for instance, is only used to drive to and from work, then the tires aren't a big deal and don't need to be inspected so closely every day. But take the tires and their condition very seriously if you're throwing that vehicle around an amateur track.

For the best fuel economy and a smooth driving experience, you will want to ensure that the tires are filled to the right PSI air pressure. Furthermore, if your tires are more than six years old, consider getting them swapped. This practice will ensure that your vehicle performs optimally both on the road and on the track over the weekend.

Parking And Driving Habits

We all know of that one sketchy alleyway or a bad neighborhood in the city where parking your Porsche isn't the best idea. If anything, you will want to avoid going anywhere near there with a new Carrera 911 S. When you have an expensive vehicle, it is worth understanding the value of exercising caution about where you are driving and parking it. While the 911 Carrera GT2 RS may not be the most expensive vehicle in your collection, compared to the bright red Lamborghini or perhaps a Ferrari, but your vehicle is still worth a lot of money, and that means attracting a lot of the wrong type of attention. You don't want to give thieves a chance to steal your pride and joy.

As the best Porsche mechanic in town, we admit that it is a shame that there are many parts of the city that aren't the best places to visit in a Porsche. If anything, we'd advise against even going near these places because we'd hate to see anything bad happen to the vehicle because it was parked in the wrong place at the wrong time. Your Porsche needs to be protected from potholes and thieves at all times.

Clean Your Porsche

One of the best parts of owning a Porsche is that you can take pride in making sure that it shines. Invest time and money in frequent washes and waxes to a clay bar session, and that will keep your investment looking like a million dollars. If you live in a place with great weather, with no snow like California, then it's a lot easier to keep that Porsche shining. The routine effort is worth every minute, whether you own a 1985 944 Turbo or the latest 718 Cayman.

Need Help? Then Visit the Leading Porsche Service Center Today

We know from experience that even the most dedicated and knowledgeable Porsche owner needs help every now and then. Whether you can't tackle a particular problem or want to save money on routine maintenance, we can help you. You can always be assured of the best, most professional service near you. We are passionate about your Porsche and want to help you keep it purring!

Call to schedule an appointment with us today.

Jordan Weine

Owner – Bay Diagnostic

Serving Brooklyn Since 1985

For over 35 years Bay Diagnostic has been a Brooklyn staple helping you get back on the road faster than the dealer can. A full-service automotive repair shop in Brooklyn that specializes in scheduled service, preventive maintenance and concierge service. At Bay Diagnostic, you will come to expect what the automotive repair experience should be, fast, easy and reliable. A one stop shop for your vehicle needs.

We proudly service Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Smart Car, and Volkswagen vehicles.

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