One area of Porsche maintenance that is frequently neglected by car owners is the air conditioning service. While many vehicle manufacturers recommend changing the air conditioning gas and lubricant every few years, this aspect of maintenance often goes unnoticed. If you suspect that it has been longer than the recommended timeframe since your air conditioning system was last serviced, contact our Porsche dealership to find out when it was last completed.
Neglecting the maintenance of your vehicle's air conditioning can have more detrimental effects than you might realise. An improperly maintained air conditioning system is forced to work harder in order to produce cold air for the vehicle's cabin, resulting in increased fuel consumption and a potential loss of engine performance. These consequences can negatively impact both the efficiency and overall performance of your beloved Porsche.
When the air conditioning system is not regularly serviced, the gas and lubricant inside it can degrade over time. This degradation leads to reduced cooling efficiency and an increased workload on the system. As a result, the engine has to work harder to compensate for the inefficiency, which ultimately leads to a decrease in fuel economy. By neglecting air conditioning maintenance, you are not only compromising the comfort of your driving experience but also potentially wasting fuel and diminishing the performance of your Porsche.
Regular servicing of the air conditioning system is essential to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. During a service, the refrigerant gas and lubricant are replenished, and the system is checked for leaks and any other potential issues. Additionally, the air filters are cleaned or replaced to maintain the quality of the air entering the cabin. By adhering to the recommended maintenance schedule, you can prevent problems from arising and ensure that your vehicle's air conditioning system operates at its best.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
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