Recommended Time and Mileage Based Service Intervals
Macan S / GTS / Turbo | 2015+
The recommended service intervals and replacement maintenance items on the Macan are shown below. The service schedules and recommendations follow the factory specifications, however, we’ve added a few additional suggestions based on our experience with these cars.
No harm is done by performing extra maintenance on your Macan – other than the pain your wallet! However, a lack of maintenance can be significantly more expensive and cause catastrophic results. Neglected maintenance items can have a knock-on effective on engine efficiency and speed up normal wear and tear.
Recommended Maintenance Intervals
To keep your Macan healthy, we recommend you inspect the car and change the engine oil and filter annually or every 10K miles. The original Macan maintenance schedule (included below) calls for a minor service at 20K or two years and a major service at 4 year or 40K mile intervals. Additional maintenance items are also required at the 6 year and 16 year interval, as shown below. In addition, we recommend you ignore the 80K recommendation for the replacement of air filters! No harm is done by having a new air filter on a more regular basis. On the other hand, a blocked air filter is going to cause serious problems.
Many people become confused by maintenance schedules. The intervals and maintenance items are cumulative – so for clarity, a 4 year service includes all the maintenance items recommended at the 4 year interval, plus all maintenance items from the 2 year and annual maintenance interval as well.
Local Maintenance Requirements
It’s also worth considering that environment and road conditions effect maintenance requirements. Negative wind chill in the northern states means you need healthy cold weather protection from your “lifetime” coolant. On the other hand, the problems of a sand filled air filter in New Mexico, are unlikely to show up in New York! Seek the advice of an independent Porsche repair shop for local maintenance recommendations.
Safety and Maintenance Inspection
Every annual service should include a rigorous safety and maintenance inspection. It’s essential this is carried out by a skilled technician who knows the likely wear characteristics of your Porsche and can identify issues of concern at an early stage. A thorough inspection should identify any maintenance item that has been influenced by local environmental or road conditions.
Some maintenance items are described as “lifetime,” such as coolant, for example. It’s important during the inspection to discover the health of these “lifetime” items. If you need cold weather protection from your coolant, you’ll find the “lifetime” is considerably shorter than you might expect! Identifying mechanical problems at an early stage allows planning and budgeting for the necessary work.
Macan Maintenance Recommendations
Annual Maintenance or Every 10K Miles:
Change engine oil and filter
Update or replace maintenance items based on inspection
Add the following maintenance items to the annual service, based on the time or mileage intervals shown below: