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This Porsche Macan Service Guide will provide owners a detailed guide on the recommended maintenance intervals in order to keep their Porsche in great shape. Preventative maintenance is key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoid any costly repairs from neglect
Checkout our other service guides: Porsche Panamera Service Guide and Porsche Cayenne Service Guide or Porsche 911 Turbo Service Guide to ensure you are properly servicing your Porsche models according to the manufacturer service & maintenance guides.
Porsche diversified its lineup when it introduced the Macan mid-size crossover in 2014. The Macan is smaller and lighter than its big brother the Porsche Cayenne. Due to it’s smaller size, and the fact that Porsche is primarily a sportscar manufacturer, means that the Macan is remarkably agile and sporty for a crossover SUV. In 2019, the Macan was Porsche’s most popular vehicle, with 99,944 sold worldwide.
GI Automotive in Beverly Hills has serviced and maintained numerous Porsches for over 15 years.
Porsche Macan Engine Oil, Transmission & Clutch
The Porsche Macan is available in several different performance trims. Most trim levels receive various states of tune from a 3.0L twin turbo V6. While the top Turbo trim levels receive a 3.6L twin Turbo V6. Originally, the Porsche only released the Macan in “S” and “Turbo” trims, with 335 hp and 395 hp respectively. However, to fill the gaps in the lineup, Porsche introduced the Macan GTS and the Turbo Performance package, with 355 hp and 434 hp respectively.
Regardless of trim level, Porsche has equipped every Macan with its ultra quick PDK Dual Clutch automatic transmission. Considered many to be one of the best automatic transmission in the business, it is a 7- Speed unit that drives all four wheels.
Porsche Macan Service Guide service & maintenance intervals:
10,000-miles (or annually)
20,000-miles (or every 2 years)
- Oil Change and Filter Replacement
- Brake pads and rotor change
- Brake fluid change
- New Tires if required
30,000-miles (or every 3 years)
- Oil Change and Filter Replacement
- Often requires a thorough safety inspection
- Replace Spark Plugs (Macan Turbo Models)
- Transmission fluid change
40,000-miles (or every 4 years)
- Replace Spark Plugs V6 / V8 / GTS
- Pollen/Cabin Filter & Engine Air Filter
- Engine coolant change
Engine oil and filter changes should be happening every 10,000 miles or at least once a year if you don’t drive as much.
This ensures that your engine is properly lubricated and clean from any foreign objects that might have entered the system. Spark plugs for most models should be changed every 40,000 miles or at least every 4 years. However the top Turbo trim levels with the 3.6L V6 need them changed a bit earlier, at 30,000 miles or 3 years. This ensures that there is a proper spark for the engine to ignite the fuel. If not replaced on time, the engine will eventually misfire. Pollen & air filters, as well as the coolant must also be changed every 40,000 miles.
Porsche Macan Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluid
Porsche has a reputation for having some of the strongest brakes on their cars. They did not make an exception when it came to the Macan. The “S” Trim receives 6 piston calipers in the front with 350 mm disks, and a single piston rear caliper with 330mm disks in the rear. The GTS and Turbo trim levels receive an upgrade in the form of 360 mm front brakes.
Actual mileage required for Brake pads and rotor change wear will vary based on driving conditions and driving style.
The harder someone is on their brakes, the more frequently they must be changed.
This is why it is important to inspect the brake wear at each service interval. Brake fluid must be changed every 2 years to ensure that the system isn’t contaminated with moisture, air, or dirt.
Porsche Macan Tires, Suspension & Alignment
Tires are also wearable items that need to be checked at every service interval. Unfortunately, many owners tend to ignore their tires. As they are the only part of your vehicle that are in contact with the ground, they affect handling, acceleration, braking, and crucially, safety. Wear will vary depending on driving conditions, driving style, and whether or not the vehicle is all-wheel drive or not.
The Porsche Macan comes with these tire sizes:
Front : 265/45/R20
GI Automotive carries a wide selection of road and track Porsche Macan tires on stock and available to order. A consultation is available to determine which tire is best for your individual driving needs.
Alignment can seriously affect both tire wear as well as the handling characteristics of a car. Therefore, it is imperative that the alignment is checked on a regular basis. The Porsche Macan Service Guide recommends checking camber, castor, and toe for tolerances within factory specification, or a custom specification if deemed necessary.
The suspension’s job is to not only keep a comfortable ride; it is also to provide optimal handling characteristics. Properly functioning suspension will keep alignment within specification in a straight line as well as in the corners. Moreover, this keeps the tires from wearing unevenly. At each service interval, it is recommended to check the suspension components for any squeaks, rattles, leakage, or play.