Whether you’re going to take a new 2017 Porsche 911 or another Porsche vehicle on a road trip this summer, it’s important for you to evaluate if you’re inviting trouble before you pull out of your driveway. One of the most important ways you can avoid trouble is by bringing your automobile into our Porsche service center near St. Augustine, FL, so our factory-trained technicians can make sure it’s ready for the rigors of the road.

According to AAA, many drivers ask for problems on the road by not being ready for an emergency. In fact, the automotive authority estimates that as many as 40 percent of motorists aren’t prepared for an emergency situation.

Another way drivers invite trouble is by not having their battery checked. AAA reports that two-thirds of motorists don’t have their battery tested before they experience a problem with it. Dead batteries are the leading cause behind calls for help on the road. When you bring your vehicle into our Porsche service center, we’ll test your battery for you.

Flat tires and lockouts are two of the three top reasons that people request roadside assistance. Approximately 20 percent of drivers don’t know how to change a tire. If you’ve never changed one before, practice changing a tire before you head out of town so you’ll know how to do it before you have to do it.

To avoid getting locked out of your car, bring a spare key with you. If you have a smart key or fob, be sure you avoid exposing it to water and that you change the battery in accordance with the schedule provided by your car’s manufacturer.

In case you do have a problem on the road, it’s important that you have an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. Your kit should include road flares and/or reflective triangles, a blanket, non-perishable food and beverages, jumper cables, and an adjustable wrench, among other supplies.

There’s no reason to invite trouble on the road when you can ready your automobile at Porsche of Jacksonville, formerly Brumos Porsche. Being Florida Porsche dealers, we encourage you to give us a call, contact us online, or stop by our Porsche dealership to make a service appointment now.