Tires are safety-critical and transmit the high power of Porsche vehicles to the road or other surface. Checking whether the correct tires are being used is therefore exceptionally important. The tires' condition is also assessed for high quality based on selected features.
Drive System and Underbody
When it comes to the drive system and underbody, checks predominantly relate to technical aspects which are safety-critical and of significance in terms of efficient and sporty performance. These include the functionality of various components such as the transmission, radiator, brakes, fuel and exhaust system, as well as the chassis.
The heart of a Porsche is its engine. Therefore the running characteristics, belts, battery, and other crucial components in the engine compartment are examined to ensure they interact effectively. What cannot be measured is the legendary sound of a Porsche engine. That is something which has to be experienced.
The 111-point Inspection concludes with a test drive. During this, safety-related aspects and typical Porsche driving characteristics such as vehicle performance, braking action, and handling are checked. Driver assistance systems that deliver a high level of convenience and safety also undergo testing.
The fault memory is processed as part of the general vehicle analysis. The mileage is also checked for plausibility to rule out that the odometer reading has been tampered with. Inspecting the engine for over-revving is another key aspect. This will make sure that there are no early signs of engine damage.
Of the 111 points on the checklist, 39 relate to the interior. Safety-related aspects are tested, as well as the infotainment and multimedia systems and every conceivable interior setting option.
Keeping the Warranty & Maintenance booklet in good order is an important measure of quality. As well as providing peace of mind, proper maintenance ensures that a vehicle best retains its value. The on-board and safety equipment is also checked for completeness and to make sure that the existing Porsche components are approved.
The levels of fluids such as the engine oil, coolant and the brake and clutch fluid are checked and topped up if necessary.
The vehicle's exterior components and modules create a harmonious overall look. That is why examining the body, paint, possible accident damage and other modules on the vehicle exterior is exceptionally important.