Over these crazy covid times, many have chosen to delay the scheduled servicing of their Porsche. Letting your service lapse a couple of months over the due date isn’t really a big deal, and is unlikely to have any impact on the performance of your car. However, we strongly encourage wherever possible sticking to the recommended service schedule. Servicing on time is your best insurance to avoid foreseeable mechanical issues that could prove costly if they remain unchecked. Regular servicing is also a key criteria for most prospective Porsche buyers, so a well maintained Porsche is likely to maximise your car’s future resale value.
If you were fortunate enough to negotiate free servicing when purchasing a vehicle, your last free dealership service needs to be completed no more than 4 weeks pasts it’s due date. For example, if you purchased a car on 1st June 2019 and received 3 years of free servicing from the dealership, you would then only be eligible to receive a free third service up until the end of June 2022. Back in 2020 with covid restrictions initially precluding non-essential servicing, many customers scheduled service timing were pushed out with a potentially costly knock-on effect. Let’s say your first service may have slipped from June to September 2020, you then undertook your second service a year later in September 2021. However, if you then wait until September 2022 to book your car in for your third free service it will be well past it’s June 2022 due date window, and most likely you’ll be paying for a ‘free service’!