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Why Do I Need To Change The Oil In My Porsche?

Changing the oil in your Porsche is a necessary step in maintaining your engine's reliability and performance. Benefits of an oil change extend beyond just cleaning the gunk out of your motor. The oil in your engine provides many benefits, including:

  • Lubricates the metal parts of the engine
  • Helps to cool the engine down
  • Collects and removes engine sludge and small particles

Performing an oil and filter change is the easiest way to maintain the long-term health of your Porsche. We suggest checking your owners manual for the manufacturer recommended oil change schedule. Bringing your Porsche in for an oil change as a part of a regular maintenance routine will keep it running smoothly, and ensure it remains part of your family for many years to come. Performing an oil change on a regular basis can save you lots of money down the road, and also give you an opportunity to see if your tires need to be rotated or if your brakes need service. Schedule an oil change at Porsche Newport Beach today!


Porsche Newport Beach

445 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Directions Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Contact Us: 949-478-0590

Service Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

What Kind Of Oil Should I Put In My Porsche?

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Every Porsche car and SUV has a recommended weight and type of oil used in the engine. When you bring your Porsche in for an oil change, the technicians at our service center know precisely what oil your vehicle needs. Porsche typically uses fully-synthetic high-performance engine oil from Mobil 1. Fully-synthetic oil has a unique structure which allows for optimal performance at low temperatures and extreme stability at high temperatures. Perfect for the performance-oriented engine found in a Porsche.

If you are still curious to know specifically what type of oil your Porsche uses, check out the oil cap under the hood or just refer to your owners manual. Below we have included more information on the different types of engine oils.

Types Of Engine Oils

There are three different classes of engine oil, each with various properties that best serve certain situations:

  • Mineral oils have been around the longest and are by far the most common base oils. The manufacturing process is the most straightforward and cost-effective thanks to now common crude oil distilling and refining process.
  • Semi-synthetic engine oils require a more complicated manufacturing process. The result though is a considerably better quality oil, especially in regards to its thermal properties and aging resistance.
  • Synthetic oils require a chemical synthesis manufacturing process. Usually, they feature specific quality-enhancing properties. Thanks to their optimum performance, these oils are best suited for high-performance engines. It is no surprise then synthetic oil is the preferred choice for Porsche.

Single Or Multi-Grade Oils

Viscosity is the crucial characteristic of all engine oils. Thus it is one of the leading ways they are classified. In layman's terms, viscosity is how easily the oil flows through the engine while at operating temperature (approximately 212 degrees Fahrenheit). Thinner oil will flow more quickly through an engine compared to a thicker one. Multi-grade grade oils have a more extensive range of viscosity than single-grade oils.

  • Single-grade oils were the most common form of engine oil until roughly the 1970s. Every single-grade oil on the market had, as the name implies, a single viscosity which was also used to describe it. Single-grade oil still has some uses, such as with lawn care equipment. Otherwise, it is typically not used.
  • Multi-grade oils are the preferred choice today. They are based on low-viscosity base oils and mixed with special additives (e.g., polymers such as polyester and polyisobutylene). The result is a viscosity that can efficiently work in both cold weather and higher temperatures.
Thanks to their lower viscosity, multi-grade oils can cover a wider temperature range than single-grade oils. Multi-grade oil can best serve the engine in both hot and cold conditions, unlike single-grade oils. The lower viscosity found in multi-grade oil results in higher lubrication from the cold oil when starting the engine during the winter, and efficient lubrication at higher engine temperatures.

What Do Motor Oil Numbers Mean?

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) defines multi-grade oils with two grades. These numbers indicate the ideal temperature range for the engine oil. On 0W-40 for example, the number before the "W" (Winter) means how viscous the oil is in the cold. The lower the first number is, the better the oil will flow through the engine. In this case, a 0 denotes exceptionally low-viscous oil, which works best at lower temperatures.

The number after the "W" indicates how viscous the oil is at higher temperatures. The higher the number is, the thicker the oil will be. The number 10 for example, represents very low-viscous oil designed for cold regions. In extremely hot areas, a number as high as 60 can be used, indicating oil which is highly viscous in its normal state. The number 40, therefore, represents average viscosity for optimum use even at high temperatures.

Schedule An Oil Change At Porsche Newport Beach

Changing the oil in your Porsche is something that you should take care of on a regular basis. It should not be a hassle or chore though either. At Porsche Newport Beach, we make changing your oil a streamlined and worry-free process. We are determined to get you and your vehicle back on the road in Newport Beach as soon as possible. Whether you are changing your oil before a road trip or just following your cars routine maintenance schedule, we are here to help. Contact us to schedule your next Porsche oil change. We look forward to seeing you at Porsche Newport Beach!