Dear Porsche Owner
A lot has gone into the manufacture of your Porsche, including advanced engineering, rigid quality control and demanding inspections. These engineering and safety features will be enhanced by you...
the safe driver...
– who knows her/his car and all controls,
– who maintains the vehicle properly,
– who uses driving skills wisely and always drives within her/his own capabilities and the level of familiarity with the vehicle.
You will find helpful hints in this manual on how to perform most of the checks listed on the following pages.
If in doubt, have these checks performed by your authorized Porsche dealer.
Before driving off…
Check the following items first
- Turn the engine off before you attempt any checks or repairs on the vehicle.
- Be sure the tires are inflated correctly. Check tires for damage and tire wear.
- See that wheel bolts are properly tightened and not loose or missing.
- Check engine oil level, add if necessary. Make it a habit to have engine oil checked with every fuel filling.
- Check all fluid levels such as windshield washer and brake fluid levels.
- Be sure the vehicle battery is well charged and cranks the engine properly.
- Check all doors and lids for proper operation and latch them properly.
- Check, and if necessary replace worn or cracked wiper blades.
- See that all windows are clear and unobstructed.
- Check air intake slots and area between luggage compartment lid and windshield.
Ensure that these areas are free of snow and ice, so the heater and the windshield wipers work properly.
- If a child will be riding in the vehicle, check child seat/child seat restraint system to ensure that restraints are properly adjusted.
- Do not install a child restraint system in the Sports bucket seat.
The Sports bucket seat cannot be equipped with the LATCH system.
- Check all exterior and interior lights for operation and that the lenses are clean.
- Check the headlights for proper aim, and if necessary, have them adjusted.
- Check under the vehicle for leaks.
- Be sure all luggage is stowed securely.
It is good practice to carry emergency equipment in your vehicle.
Some of the items you should have are: window scraper, snow brush, container or bag of sand or salt, emergency light, small shovel, firstaid kit, etc.
In the driver's seat…
- Check operation of the horn.
- Position seat for easy reach of foot pedals and controls.
To reduce the possibility of injury from the airbag deployment, you should always sit back as far from the steering wheel as is practical, while still maintaining full vehicle control.
- Adjust the inside and outside rear view mirrors.
- Buckle your safety belts.
- Check operation of the foot and parking brake.
- Check all warning and indicator lights with ignition on and engine not running.
- Start engine and check all warning displays for warning symbols.
- Never leave an idling car unattended.
- Lock doors from inside, especially with children in the car to prevent inadvertent opening of doors from inside or outside. Drive with doors locked.