Did you know that a Porsche convertible is just as safe as its coupe or sedan counterpart? Whether you opt for a Porsche Boxster or the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, they’re designed for safety, incorporating all the safety features and build quality of their hardtop counterparts. They’re a secure, solid ride. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some things you can do to stay safer behind the wheel of a convertible. Here are some safety tips from the Porsche of Nashua sales department. 

Buckle Up: This should be the first thing you do regardless of what you’re driving. All of the other active and passive safety systems that can be squeezed into a Porsche don’t mean much if you’re not buckled in.

Get Used to the Top: The convertible top on your Porsche Boxster or 911 Porsche is designed for quick deployment, but it helps to acquaint yourself with its use. That way if it starts to drizzle — or if you find yourself in the midst of a sudden summer storm — you’re already prepared.

Wear Sun Protection: Sun screen will help keep you from looking like a Maine lobster, while sunglasses serve a dual purpose. They’ll help visibility, but they’ll also help keep dust, dirt, bugs, and other foreign objects out of your eyes.

Keep Your Seats Clean: A little housekeeping goes a long way. We’ve seen everything from hats to receipts to road maps go airborne from moving convertibles. You don’t want to lose your stuff, and the person behind you probably doesn’t want to take a hamburger wrapper to the windshield, either.

Stay Off The Phone: Here again, whether you’re driving a semi or a Porsche Macan, this applies equally. You drive a Porsche. It has the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system. No excuses!

With summer right around the corner, the days are getting longer and warmer. It’s perfect weather to put the top down and find an open road, whether you’re headed home to Manchester after a long weekend, or headed out to get away from it all.

If you’ve never driven a convertible, a Porsche, or (best of all) a Porsche convertible, you owe it to yourself to come to Porsche of Nashua for a test drive. We’ll discuss trade-ins, finance options, or a Porsche lease, and get you behind the wheel. Already have a Porsche, whether it’s a hardtop or a convertible? Bring it in for a summer checkup today!