Friday’s featured repair is an M2 Maintenance Service on a 2006 Porsche Cayenne S.
Our M2 maintenance service consists of a lube, oil & filter service along with a comprehensive inspection and maintenance service. The comprehensive inspection portion of the service includes a full vehicle inspection: brakes; steering and suspension; drivetrain; full visual inspection under-hood and under-car; battery, starter and alternator tests; cooling system pressure test; a lengthy road test. Also included is a tire rotation (if required) and lubrication of door latches, locks and hinges.
This 2006 Porsche Cayenne, in spite of being over seven years old had only 30,000 kilometers and came out problem free. That is generally to be expected with mileage that low.
While the Cayenne is a fabulous vehicle to drive they are far from trouble free. Electronically they are very complex which adds more to break down. There are also issues with the cooling systems on these early Cayennes that, if not fixed quickly, can result in serious engine damage.
As with many European vehicles the maintenance intervals are spread out and recommended mileage between service is 20 to 25 thousand kilometers. For Porsche owners who drive very little an annual service including an inspection should be performed. On this vehicle, with its potentially costly repairs, preventative maintenance will save you a lot of money.
For more on the Porsche Cayenne click this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Cayenne
For some buying tips on used Porsche Cayenne click here http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/Used-cars-how-to-buy-a-second-hand-Porsche-Cayenne/