SUPERIOR CARE FOR YOUR PORSCHE

A common theme for all German cars is maintenance. When you don't stay up on your maintenance, German cars become expensive. Porsche is no exception. The repairs are costly, not the maintenance. And when you do properly maintain your Porsche, it is more affordable and will run reliably for you for a long time to come.

Our team of Porsche experts is here to keep your vehicle running with the precision and performance you expect from this legendary automobile.

How? With a combination of fair pricing, a superior warranty and a practical maintenance schedule.

Why Should I Choose VFC Over the Dealer?

We build German race cars. We've won two championships. If we can make the brakes, suspension and engine cooling system last in extreme racing environments, then we can make your Porsche sail down the Edens and stop on the proverbial dime. If you want unquestionable talent, real-world experience and a commitment to perfection, you'll find that at VFC.

In addition, our cost tends to be about 20 to 30 percent less than the dealer. (Keep in mind that the cost of a repair or maintenance service varies by procedure, vehicle age, mileage and general condition.)

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What Kind of Parts Do You Use?

We use only OEM, or original equipment, replacement parts on your vehicle. In many cases, the OEM partsmakers have multiple lines for the same part - good quality, better and best. In some cases, the standard OEM part doesn't perform to our standards, and we will use the higher quality parts line.

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What is Your Repair Warranty?

We guarantee all repairs for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Our warranty is the best in the business and reflects our confidence in the OEM parts and quality service we provide.

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Do You Offer an Auto Repair Financing Program?

Yes, we offer financing through Bosch Service. You can get 0 percent financing for 6 months on repairs of $299 or more. You can apply online for instant approval or ask us to email you a link.

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What Common Maintenance or Repairs Do You Recommend?

Here are the most common services or repairs we see on Porsches:


Brake Fluid Flush
As with all German cars, we recommend having your Porsche brake fluid flushed every 10,000 miles or 2 years (regardless of mileage). The air in Chicago is laden with moisture and humidity, which can cause a lot of problems with your car’s braking system. Flushing the brake fluid can prevent a mushy pedal and corrosion of the brake system from the inside out—your caliper, brake lines, even the ABS module.

Coolant Flush
As you may know, Porsche is owned by Volkswagen, and VW loves to use plastic cooling flanges and components. To keep those plastic flanges from failing, it’s important to flush the coolant regularly and to use special additives in the coolant. We will inspect your coolant each time the vehicle is in for service, but you can also take a peak at home. The coolant should be a deep pink or purple. If the color has faded or has turned brown or orange, the coolant needs to be flushed.

Engine Air Filter
If you have a pre-2012 911 that’s a daily driver, we recommend a new engine air filter every year because of the location of the air box (and air filter) and the ease with which dirt can enter the engine. If the car is driven 300 miles a year or less, then we tend to replace the air filter less often. For the Porsche Panamera, post-2012 911s and Porsche SUVs, the air filter is supposed to last for 5 years or 40,000 miles. This is important because you have to remove the bumper in order to replace the filter. This takes 3.5 hours or more, which as you can imagine, costs quite a bit more than changing the air filter that’s easily accessible under the hood.

Induction Cleaning
The V8 and V6 engines in Porsches suffer from carbon build up on the valves and in the engine cylinders. That’s why we recommend a fuel induction cleaning every 18 months or 10,000 miles. This will head off problems and enhance performance, increase fuel efficiency, extend engine life and reduce harmful emissions.

Intermediate Shaft Bearing
In 1998-2004 Porsche 911s, Boxsters and Cayennes, this bearing is prone to failure. Fortunately, we can service it or replace it without have to disassemble the engine. On later models (2005-08), the bearing is internal and you have to disassemble the engine to access it. While it’s rare for the newer ones to fail, when they do fail, there’s no warning and the damage is catastrophic. We hope this never happens to you, but if it does, we can rebuild your engine or install a rebuilt engine.

Oil Changes
We recommend oil changes every 5,000 miles or 5 months. And like all German cars, Porsches use engine oil that includes additives specifically designed for European engines. Just matching the oil weight, such as 5W40, is not sufficient. You must ensure the oil is a European formula that includes these special additives.

Do you have a Porsche that needs a routine oil change or that has a more complex issue? We invite you to give us a try and experience first-hand what it's like to work with Porsche experts who have an unmatched level of attention to detail.
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