Written by Clinton Bentley, Workshop Manager
With the age of electrification upon us, many potential BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) buyers are wondering what is involved in regards to maintenance compared to their ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles. Well, without the multiple moving parts inside a regular gasoline/diesel engine, engine oil is no longer necessary as well as many other fluids and their filters. In fact, there is only one filter that is changed on the new Taycan, which is the interior cabin filter for the air the occupants breathe. That needs to be replaced every 2 years or 30,000km, whichever comes first. The only fluid that requires maintenance is the brake fluid which is also done at the 2-year mark. This brings the maintenance and cost of ownership down dramatically compared to the Taycan’s ICE counterparts. Keep in mind, those are only the components that are replaced. Each time you bring your Taycan in for its scheduled maintenance, there are more than 25 components and systems that are inspected and documented. The specially trained technician will provide the service consultant with a detailed report of the condition of the tires, brakes and other wear and tear components. This report card gives the customer confidence knowing their Porsche has met or exceeded the highest level of quality control. Despite the lack of maintenance items, Porsche offers 3 levels of PSMP (Porsche Scheduled Maintenance Plan) for the Taycan. The first level covers the maintenance mentioned above, including the cabin filter, brake fluid change and inspection. The second level adds complimentary winter/summer tire storage for those long Canadian winters as well as wiper blade coverage. Finally, the third level adds the coverage of your seasonal tire replacement, wheel alignment and balancing. All packages include roadside assistance and mobility coverage. Please visit Porsche Centre North Toronto for more information.
Date Posted: January 10, 2020