Porsche Brake Squeal Chicago, IL

Several variations on a question/complaint that we have received from some of our Porsche clients in the past are: “Why do my brakes squeal?” “My brakes are squealing and they are driving me crazy!” “You just installed new brakes and they’re squealing!” If you’ve been around Porsche The Brand long enough, you’ve seen that they

Award-winning Porsche 911 build comes from Chicago

A friend tipped us off to an online listing of a 1976 Porsche 911S, which described a rough looking car for sale at a suspiciously low price. We bought it out of a garage in Wisconsin where it had sat, a failed project that the owner had run out of funds and the will to

Porsche Macan Hidden Oil Leak

The Porsche Macan is a great vehicle, BUT, it is still a car, and it comes with its particular issues. Here is a video detailing a “hidden oil leak” that we have seen repeatedly on Porsche Macan models, regardless of age or mileage. Watch the video and learn why you should choose an expert independent

1970 Porsche 911T rebuild/restoration

Here is a brief video featuring our client’s 1970 Porsche 911T rebuild/restoration. This vehicle was a true “barn find”, arriving at our workshop on a flatbed after having sat for nearly a decade, unused. It took vision and resolve to take this classic air-cooled Porsche out of hibernation and give it a new lease on

BEWARE OF FLOOD-DAMAGED VEHICLES FOR SALE

With the passing of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there is a heightened risk for car buyers to find themselves considering a flood-damaged car while shopping for a pre-owned vehicle. These cars usually begin to show up in the aftermarket from day to weeks to months after significant flooding events have taken place. It has happened

Do I really need to change my car’s air filter?

“How often should you change your air filter?” “What is a cabin air filter?” “Do I even need to change it?” These are frequently asked questions when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Let’s start with the “engine air filter” of your vehicle. First off, is it important that I change it? The answer is YES,

MPC visits Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

One of our Porsche technicians was recently traveling with his spouse to Atlanta, when he messaged me that the Porsche Experience Center had a few openings on the day he would be there, and that he was going to drive the new 718 Cayman on a track, skid pad, and various other drive challenges. It

Case study: Low –mileage 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

This 7 year old VW Tiguan came to us with just under 50,000 miles, a relatively low-mileage vehicle that had been well-maintained by its owner. The owner, seeking a second opinion, presented us with the local VW dealer’s service department inspection and write-up of recommended work. The dealership had called out more than $6000 of

Oil Change

It is a familiar refrain around here at Midwest Performance Cars; “DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR OIL CHANGES! It’s the cheapest form of protection against premature engine wear and potential failure.” They say that a picture is worth a thousand words however, so here are a couple of pics which will hopefully illustrate the point. Imagine