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Laying up your Macan?

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2020/05/10 15:19:26 (permalink)

Laying up your Macan?

My apologies for the late appearance of this topic  - it was originally posted in R15 a few weeks ago, but is probabably worth repeating for Macan owners who may have missed it.
Unless your using your Porsche for essential journeys during the lockdown period, it makes sense to lay it up until things become a little clearer.
Here are few suggestions on what to do:-
Vehicle Excise Duty: - It makes sense, if you're not using your car on the road to SORN it until such time as it can once again be used. 
Insurance: - Some companies will consider "laid up" insurance during the down period, otherwise reduce cover to third party, fire and theft for a premium refund. My renewal is due next week and interestingly, in my case, it was cheaper to go for full comprehensive. TPF&T proved dearer due to there being no excess discount. But I did manged to knock a 100 quid off the premium by removing a named driver and adding £150 voluntary excess. (PCGB'S official insurance broker, Lockton quotation was more than double the premium I am paying.)
Cleaning: - It pays to give the car a good wash including power washing wheels and wheel arches. Dry everything off and avoid corrosion. A leaf blower on metal brake discs and under-floor components is beneficial. 

Condensation: - Fill the fuel tank and leave a couple of small bowls of dry rice inside the cabin to absorb any moisture. Keep a dehumidifier running if possible and WD40 bare metal components, locks etc.

Electrics: - Leave a smart charger connected to maintain battery level. (There's a section on CTek chargers in 991 Register forum - click here).

Tyres: - Pump these up to reduce the contact patch and occasionally roll the car back and forth over the forthcoming weeks.

Wipers: - Pull them off the windscreen to prevent sticking or wrap them in cling film.
Leakages: - Slide a drip tray under both ends and any leakage will become easily identifiable later.

Handbrake: - Leave this off and the car in “park”. Manual transmission leave in low gear with the wheels chocked.

Engine: - Check all fluid levels and intermittently fire the motor up until warm.

Paintwork: - Use a good quality dust sheet to prevent swirls and scratching.
This disruption won't last forever and hopefully we'll all be back to normal and enjoying our cars again very soon.

The older I get - the faster I was!
Past - 924T, '911 SC, 911 C, 911 C2, 964, 996, 996TT, 997TT, 997GT2, 430 Scuderia, 997TT, 997TTS, 991.2TTS. Current -Macan S.

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