As basic as they seem, oil changes are the most essential component of proper routine maintenance. And that's especially true for a precisely crafted performance machine like your Porsche. Engines contain many metal parts the need to slide against each other thousands of times per minute. However, a high friction coefficient means that those metal parts will wear down quickly without proper lubrication. And in extreme cases, that friction can be intense enough to cause catastrophic engine failure. So, motor oil creates a thin film between the parts that allows them to slide freely, mitigating friction heat and excessive wear.

Additionally, oil removes contaminants by carrying them to be collected by the oil filter. However, the filter will eventually reach its capacity, and the engine's high heat will cause the oil to degrade over time. If left unchecked, the oil will lose its lubrication ability and accelerate engine wear due to excess particles. Routine oil changes help to ensure your Porsche's engine always runs at maximum efficiency.

How often should I change my Porsche's oil?

With normal daily driving, Porsche recommends that oil be changed every 10,000 miles or at least once a year. However, extreme operating conditions, like track days, may necessitate more frequent oil changes, so it's important to heed any warning indicators.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

The factory-trained Porsche experts here at Westwood Porsche can complete an oil change and run the required diagnostic checks in about 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the vehicle. Some Porsche's have large oil capacities—10 quarts or more—which may necessitate a longer service visit.

To ensure the old oil is completely drained from the vehicle, the engine must heat up to operating temperature to thin the oil so that it flows more freely. And draining the oil takes a minimum of 20 minutes. Porsche technicians will then check your vehicle's fluid levels and fault memory and perform a 27-point inspection. Finally, they will fill the engine to capacity, checking the oil levels with a computer until it registers full.

Schedule Porsche service near Foxboro, Dover, and Stoughton

Reach out to Porsche Westwood today to learn more about the recommended maintenance for your specific model. And if it's time for an oil change, we welcome you to take advantage of our convenient online Porsche service scheduler. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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