You rely on your Porsche to bring you safely to all of your destinations. In addition to safety, performance and style are standards that Porsche is proud to offer to every one of the drivers.
The best way to keep your Porsche in good condition is to maintain a proper service schedule. Even if you adhere to this regimented schedule, there will be parts that malfunction or fail. One such part is the battery.
The battery of your Porsche works with your alternator and is responsible for providing power to the engine as well as other electrical components. These components include, but are not limited to, the radio, the power windows, and the lights.
For your Porsche to even turn on, the battery has to be fully functional. The battery provides the voltage that is used to help ignite the fuel-to-air mixture. If the battery is not working properly, no spark can be created, so the engine does not get what it needs to turn on. There are a few reasons behind the battery dying and some of those are outlined in this article.
The first and most common reason for battery failure is cold weather. When your Porsche is in cold weather, the battery weakens. For example, if you are in an area that is 32 degrees in temperature, the battery power is 35% weaker. Worse, if you live in a climate that is at 0 degrees, the battery strength drops 60%.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot that can be done about a battery that dies in the wintertime. Not everyone has access to a garage or a carport to protect their Porsche from the elements. However, knowing that the cold weather will most likely lead to battery failure can help you to be prepared when winter comes along. The best way to know if your battery is going to die this winter is to look for signs such as dimming lights when your Porsche is idling.
The next reason for battery failure is corrosion. The corrosion occurs at the connectors and is due to the battery acid. This corrosion is easy to see when you open the hood of your Porsche.
The battery connectors, also known as terminals, are located on the top of the battery. You will know that you are looking at the correct item because one terminal is marked with a positive and the other with a negative. The corrosion that builds up does not allow the battery to be charged by the alternator. Without this charge, the battery dies.
The only way to identify if it is truly corrosion that leads to battery failure is to know what it looks like. Corrosion can appear in either a green or blue color growth that hangs from the terminals. It can also be white in color and look very similar to dandruff.
If the corrosion is minimal, and you are careful, the corrosion can be whipped away with a dry rag. But if you are hesitant to do this, the best thing to do is have your trusted technician take care of your Porsche.
One last significant reason that the battery in your Porsche can die is due to human error. We have all caused the batteries in our vehicles to die one way or another.
We are all a little weary after a long day of work and an evening with social events. It’s easy to leave the headlights on and walk into the house without turning them off. Perhaps the trunk was left slightly open, and the light inside drains the battery all night. Maybe the internal overhead lights were left on overnight. All of these examples will lead to a dead battery.
World Class Auto Repairs will address the Dead Battery
Even though you know some of the causes behind a dead battery, you still need to have it replaced. World Class Auto Repairs in Boca Raton, FL will help with that.
When you bring your Porsche in at your scheduled appointment time, one of our trained and certified technicians will use the most up-to-date technology to diagnose your battery issue. From there, a high-quality battery is put into your Porsche so you no longer have a problem.
You will be driving away in no time with a fresh, new battery. We can also top off any fluids and do a check up if you wish. Call us today for an appointment.