The Passion Behind Porsche

Synonymous with luxury or premium brands, Porsche are an institution that are revered across the world and rightly so, the standard of their production and design has been maintained at the highest level ever since the first vehicle rolled off the production line.

Porsche first came into being back in 1931 when it was founded by Ferdinand Porsche and it is considered one of the most famous brands in the world. To this day, the company is located in Stuttgart, Germany. In the beginning, the company was engaged in motor vehicle development and consultation services. When Ferdinand Porsche decided he wanted so much more, the legend of Porsche went down in history.

The Porsche Engine

Porsche Engine

The German government gave Porsche their first project for designing an inexpensive, reliable car for the German people. The company created the Volkswagen Beetle which, to date, is considered a symbol of automotive engineering.

Due to the success of Volkswagen, the company began the production of the first vehicle under the Porsche name. The vehicle was based on the Beetle design but the outbreak of World War II stopped all production of the Porsche brand.

Porsche 356

At the end of World War II, production started up again, picking up where it left off and started producing more cars. Ferdinand Porsche envisioned making cars that were competitive and made it happen. The 356 was built from scratch, becoming the first car to hit the road under the brand name Porsche.

The Porsche 356 was a massive success, taking over the sports car scene very quickly. Many race car drivers and teams were drawn to the 356 and used it in many competitions. Ferdinand wanted to build cars that were fast and competitive and achieved it with the 356. In 1951, the Porsche 356 won the Le Mans trophy which was considered the apex of the time. The 356 was catapulted into the hall of fame as one of the greatest cars to come out of Porsche.

The German company focused on excellence and achieved more in the sports car sector than just about any other vehicle. They were not particularly interested in luxury which was evident in some of the earlier cars which were uncomfortable to drive. That said, the brand finally changed its mind and chose sports luxury as its motto.

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

The 911 is a tribute to the brand’s expertise and original thinking by making the best sports car ever. This car needs no introduction, it’s a legend known worldwide. It was first introduced in 1963 and is still in production to date. The Porsche 911 is the crown jewel in the industry and is considered by most irreplaceable.

There are no other vehicles out of Porsche that can reach the levels of the 911. This powerful, super-fast car is powered by a rear-positioned engine. The boxer engine was designed by the company and showed the true personality of the 911. The coupe is hard to beat in any competition and will be a part of many events whether the Le Mans or somewhere else.

Porsche SUV

At one point, Porsche stepped away from its sports designs and created the Porsche Cayenne which is nothing like the sports line but is considered one of the top-selling SUV vehicles on the road today. This vehicle is available at many dealerships around the world.

Other Models

Porsche also has other models and some are well-known such as the Porsche Taycan, Porsche 912, and the Porsche Panamera. Every model is nothing less than excellent. The Panamera’s powertrain includes V6, V8, and plug-in-hybrid options.

Porsche Servicing

Porsche Being Serviced

Just like any car on the road, you must keep up with the serve schedule to keep your vehicle in top running condition. If you do not keep up with the car’s maintenance, you will eventually have mechanical issues.

Porsche vehicles are reliable and rarely break down. The company is well-known for building high-performance vehicles that will last a very long time. You need to keep up with oil changes, check the tyres from time to time and replace components that are wearing out. If you have an issue, get it taken care of as quickly as possible. If you take care of your Porsche with reguar checks and servicing, you will not have any problems.

Known Issues

Keep in mind, that your Porsche is still a machine that will malfunction sooner or later. If you have an issue, get your car to a qualified mechanic as quickly as possible.

Many Porsche owners have reported issues with the coolant system. The coolant can leak through a difficult area making it hard to see. Checking for a liquid pool under the car will not work because leaking happens in an area that is above the engine and therefore no dripping. If your car overheats and there is no coolant, you should get the coolant delivery pipes checked by a professional.

Another issue is excessive exhaust smoke. Don’t panic, it’s not necessarily something negative going on. It could be your mechanic added more oil than was needed. There is a specific way oil should be poured into the engine. If it’s not, the lubricant will leak into the combustion chamber and cause smoke. Again, always go to a professional mechanic.

Specialist Servicing

Mechanic At Work

Volksmaster have over 25+ years experience in specialist servicing. Our technicians receive training from the manufacturers and access to the manufacturer database. We also have all the latest technical equipment to ensure we are completely up to date with the latest technology.

Volksmaster offer a premium service at a none premium rate, this is the core of our business and this is what keeps customer comin back year after year.

If you are considering a service, repair or MOT for your Prosche you can book your porsche in, to one of our 4 branches in North Manchester by using the simple form below or give us a call at Oldham 0161 624 5060, Heywood on 01706 622633, Bury 0161 761 3030 and our Oldham Van Centre 0161 628 5270.

We also offer a highly convenient Collect & Return service or a Courtesy Car to ensure your routine is disrupted as little as possible while your vehicle is serviced, repaired or undergoes an MOT.

Arranging Your Service

Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.

Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.

Courtesy car
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.

Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.

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