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Porsche Transmission Fluid Service in Sarasota

When to Replace The Transmission Fluid On A Porsche

Porsche vehicles offer a sleek and stylish ride for their owners. The transmission is a vital part of your vehicle’s performance which means it is important to properly maintain it by making an appointment with your qualified local mechanic to have your transmission fluid changed regularly. Depending on whether your Porsche is a manual transmission or automatic transmission, it is recommended that you should have your transmission fluid changed every 30,000-60,000 miles or 60,000-100,000 miles, respectively. At Jesse’s Garage, your top Sarasota auto repair experts, when you bring your Porsche in for transmission maintenance, we will assess the color of the fluid and the smell. Transmission fluid should have a pinkish-clear hue. If there is a burnt smell at all to it, it’s time to have your transmission fluid replaced. And at the same time, one of our certified auto specialists can replace your transmission filter. 

What You Need To Know About Porsche Transmissions

One of the most attractive features of Porsche is its incredible road performance, and this is in part because of its PDK transmissions. PDK, which stands for Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or Porsche double-clutch transmission in English, refers to their uniquely designed transmission system, which employs the use of two gearboxes in one. These gearboxes work in harmony where the first gearbox is operating the second gearbox chooses the next gear. As the first clutch opens, the second closes almost simultaneously, making changing gears smooth and almost undetectable. These gearboxes use hydraulically actuated wet-clutch packs which keep the transmission and its parts well-lubricated and prevent overheating. The PDK transmission isn’t available on all models of Porsche but can be found in: 

  • 718 Cayman & 718 Boxster
  • 911
  • Panamera
  • Macan

Signs You Need To Change Your Porsche’s Transmission Fluid

Your transmission is the powerhouse of your Porsche, and when it isn’t working the way it should, there are some pretty obvious signs that you should bring it to a trusted mechanic near you for work. Things to watch for that let you know you should get your transmission fluid looked at include:

  • Dirty transmission fluid – fluid should be a pinkish-clear hue; if it is discolored or has become opaque, you should have it changed. 
  • Noisy transmission – if the transmission fluid has gone bad your transmission could start making a whining or grinding noise.
  • Slipping gears or sticking gears – the transmission fluid keeps everything running smoothly; dirty transmission fluid can cause gear-shifting problems, gear-slipping problems, or even keep you from being able to put your Porsche into reverse gear.  
  • Engine running hot – if you notice your engine temperature gauge running hotter than normal it could be related to your transmission fluid. If this happens, you should make an appointment with a qualified mechanic near you. 

Get Your Porsche’s Transmission Fluid Serviced Today!

If you live in the Sarasota area and need fluid maintenance for your Porsche, we can help. Whether it’s your transmission fluid, or something else, at Jesse’s Garage, we have trusted licensed mechanics that can expertly and efficiently flush any system and get your vehicle back on the road quickly and affordably. Book your fluid service appointment today!

For more information, see our Porsche routine maintenance schedule for when you need to bring your Porsche to our experienced local mechanics here in Sarasota. And if you are looking for quality Porsche repair near you, you need your Porsche’s brakes replaced, your radiator coolant or differential oil dealt with, or even your Porsche’s A/C unit looked at we are more than capable of dealing with technical and mechanical issues as well.

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