2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

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Car Care

Regular and expert car care helps maintain the value of your vehicle and can be a prerequisite for making claims under the vehicle warranty.

Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.

  • Please read the application instructions on the packaging of the car care product.
  • Store car care products out of the reach of children.
  • Dispose of car care products in the correct manner.

To ensure that the condition of the vehicle is checked professionally and the warranty is retained for the full period: Contact an authorized Porsche dealer. They will create a status report and also certify the standard of care of the vehicle in the Maintenance booklet under "Long-term warranty status report."

Water film on brake disks
After washing the vehicle, the braking effect may be delayed and increased pressure may be required.

  • Check the brakes after washing the vehicle.
  • Allow a greater braking distance from the vehicle in front and "brake" the brakes dry at intervals. Ensure that this does not affect the traffic behind.

Chemical Cleaners
Cleaning agents may be hazardous to your health.

Most chemical cleaners are concentrates which require dilution. High concentrations might cause problems ranging from irritation to serious injury.

  • Keep cleaning agents out of reach from children.
  • Observe all caution labels.
  • Always read directions on the container before using any product. These directions may contain information necessary to avoid personal injury.
  • Do not use fuel, kerosene, naphtha, nail polish remover or other volatile cleaning fluids. They may be toxic, flammable or hazardous in other ways. Only use spot removing fluids in a well vented area.
  • Do not clean the underside of chassis, fenders, wheel covers, etc., without protecting your hands and arms as you may cut yourself on sharp-edged metal parts.

Risk of damage to the vehicle or property from cleaning agents.

  • Observe all caution labels.

High-pressure cleaning equipment or steam cleaners may damage the following components:

  1. Tires
  2. Logos, emblems, decorative films, painted surfaces and wiper blades
  3. Convertible top (Boxster)
  4. Alternator, electrical components and plug connections in the engine compartment
  5. ParkAssist sensor, Radar sensor for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and rear view camera
  • Follow the operating instructions provided by the equipment manufacturer.
  • Do not use high-pressure cleaners or steam cleaners to clean decorative films.
  • Always observe a minimum distance of 20 in. (50 cm) during cleaning.
  • Never use high-pressure cleaning equipment or steam cleaners with round-jet nozzles. A highpressure cleaning device or steam cleaner fitted with a round-jet nozzle will damage your vehicle. Tires are particularly susceptible to damage.
  • Do not point the cleaning jet directly at any of the aforementioned components.
  • Always turn off the engine and allow it to cool down before working in the engine compartment.
  • Never point the cleaning jet directly at openings, e.g. spark plug shafts and air filter housing, or at the air filter. Cover the openings before cleaning.

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