Why Oil Changes Matter
Oil is the life of your engine and is the most important fluid to change in your vehicle. It provides the necessary lubrication, heat dissipation, and cleaning properties to keep the inside of your engine healthy. At Mcilvain Motors we recommend frequent oil changes for your Porsche – every 5000 to 7000 miles or once per year under normal driving conditions.This ensures that your oil stays fresh and performs as intended to keep your engine clean and properly lubricated.
For track-use vehicles, we recommend an oil change service interval of every 4-6 track days. Included in EVERY Porsche oil change at Mcilvain Motors is a visual inspection of the oil filter for any metal or plastic that may indicate an internal engine problem. Our mechanics also perform a full underside inspection of the vehicle and scan the on-board computer system for potential problems.
Finding the Right Oil for Your Engine
At Mcilvain Motors we always recommend Manufacturer Approved Oils and only use the highest quality oil in every vehicle that we service. Porsche recommends three qualities of fully synthetic motor oil:
- 0w40 for cold weather
- 5w40 for warmer weather
- 5w50 for heavy use/high heat weather.
For local cars in the Tempe area we typically use Total Quartz 9000 Energy A-40 5w40, which is a Porsche Approved oil that is fully synthetic and has a reputation for working very well in Porsche engines.
Upon request, we also proudly supply the following oils:
- Driven XP6 Racing
- Driven DT40 Street Performance
- Castrol Edge
- Mobil 1 European Car Formula -0W-40
- Liqui Moly Synthoil Energy
- Pento High Performance II
- Brad Penn Penn
- Motul 8100X-cess
- RedLine 5w50.
Learn More Today
Mcilvain Motors is proud to service Porsches from all throughout the Tempe area and from surrounding cities including:
To schedule your Porsche’s next oil change please call or visit our shop today and let our mechanics help you get the most out of your vehicle.