Put the crowbar down. We don’t mean that kind of break-in. Rather, we’re talking about breaking in a Porsche car or SUV in much the same way you’d break in a thoroughbred racehorse. Unfortunately, we’ve seen too many drivers do this the wrong way, and it leads to heartache later. Let Porsche of Nashua explain how to do it right.
Nobody buys a new Porsche vehicle in order to mosey, toddle, or putter about. After all, who buys a car with that much torque and horsepower just to take it easy? We understand the temptation to get on I-93, put the pedal to the metal, and drive it like you stole it. Resist temptation, at least for a little bit.
If you read your owner’s manual (and you should), you’ll notice that it’s recommended to give your new Porsche vehicle a 2,000 mile breaking-in period. Take it out for a canter, or a leisurely gallop, during that time. Don’t redline your engine. Vary your engine RPMs, but keep it below 4,000 RPM and don’t use cruise control during this time. Vary your travel distances and engine load.
This might seem like a bit of a pain, and might also seem counter intuitive. It’s worth remembering, however, that Porsche engines are engineered to very precise tolerances. Babying your engine during the early going helps to ensure proper seals, uniform engine wear, and longer engine life.
Once your vehicle’s properly broken in, on the other hand, be our guest. Go on and floor it. Just obey the posted speed limits.
One last tip: at Porsche of Nashua, we’re not just here to get you behind the wheel of the right Porsche car or SUV. We’re also here to ensure that you get the most enjoyment — with the least possible number of repairs and their associated headaches — possible. For questions about your Porsche vehicle, or for Porsche service near Manchester, visit our showroom at 170 Main Dunstable Road in Nashua, NH.