Porsches were built to be enjoyed, thats why many of us choose to store our cars for the winter and let it loose again in the spring. Here are some suggestions when starting up your car this spring.
Remove the cover and give the car a walk around. Just like when you bought, inspect the exterior to see if there are any issues , including the tires. Check the lights on the interior and all exterior lights. Take a look underneath to check for any leaks. Come back to the tires and look for cracks or flat spots, your tires should have been overinflated for winter storage so now its time to restore them to the correct pressure.
Pop the hood ( front or back ) make sure there are no unwanted visitors that made this their home for the winter. Also check the tailpipes for guests.
Check the battery, If you have been using a trickle charger the battery should be good to go. Otherwise reconnect your battery and make sure it is at the proper charge.
Finally, Start your engine, this is what you have been waiting for all winter. Flip through your lights and blinkers to make sure all electrical systems are working and pump the brakes several times in case they have become tight during storage. Also make sure your garage doors are open so everyone on your street knows that spring is about to be sprung once again.
Now is the time for a short test drive around the neighbourhood at low speed…you have to resist going to fast just yet….keep under 4000 RPM until the oil is nice and warm. As weather permits keep this up until you have burned off the winter gas then fill up with some fresh fuel.
Once you have returned to the garage do another inspection to spot any leaks or cracks that may have occurred while running the car up to operating temperature, and if all is good and its warm enough give it a good wash and you are now ready for the driving season.
Have fun and be safe
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