Sticking to a regular vehicle maintenance schedule is one of the best things you can do for your car. Not only will routine maintenance prolong the life of your vehicle, it will ensure that your Porsche vehicle isn’t working any harder than it should. One main component of regular maintenance is caring for your car battery. Hopefully, you’ve never been stuck with a dead car battery but if you have, you know how important it is to ensure this important part is in good condition.
There are several best practices for properly readying your Porsche for extended periods of storage; one of the most important preparations to consider is battery maintenance.
With newer Porsche vehicles, electronic components continually draw power from the battery, regardless of whether or not you start the engine. When you combine this feature with the regular power depletion a battery experiences during periods of extended inactivity, then your vehicle’s battery has the potential to drain fully while in storage.
Porsche Battery Maintainer
To combat power drainage, Porsche created the Porsche Battery Maintainer. This accessory is a Porsche-branded battery charger with a charge maintenance and monitoring function.
Be aware that, unlike Porsche’s Battery Maintainer, many trickle chargers provide an unregulated charge to your battery. If left unmonitored, trickle chargers can boil a battery’s fluid dry. The Porsche Charger conversely, is also a battery maintainer. Maintainers fully charge a battery, then reduce the charging voltage until the battery’s power once again depletes. The Porsche Maintainer allows owners to toggle between “charge mode” (when your battery is dead), and a “maintain mode” (when preparing for winter storage).
As for the device itself, the end of the Porsche Battery Maintainer fits into the 12-volt accessory outlet; the other end plugs into a standard, two-prong wall outlet. If your vehicle does not come equipped with a cigarette lighter for the 12-volt end, you can purchase an adapter.
When the time comes to replace your car battery on your Porsche vehicle, you can trust the team at our Porsche dealership in Maryland. You will always receive exceptional care from qualified experts. We have the most tenured Goldmeister Certified technician in the area as well as Silver and Bronze technicians enabling Porsche Silver Spring as the Porsche leader in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC metro area.
Our technicians will perform a battery test and maintenance, and recommend a new battery if yours is on its last legs. We hope to see you soon at our Porsche dealership serving Columbia, MD!
Date Posted: April 23, 2018