2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Tire replacements

  • Use only tire makes and types tested by Porsche.

If you do not use a Porsche recommended replacement tire, make sure that you purchase your new tires from a reputable tire dealer and that the dealer complies with all manufacturers warnings for those tires.

Only tires with the same manufacturer and with the same specification code (e.g. "N0", "N1"…) should be mounted on the vehicle.

Before mounting new tires, check with your Porsche dealer about the current release status.

Tires should be replaced no less than on one axle at the time. Only tires of the same make and type must be used. Mixed tires are not permissible and will affect vehicle performance, safety, and can affect vehicle warranty.

Porsche dealers can recommend the most current replacement tire options for your vehicle.

Initially, new tires do not have their full traction. You should therefore drive at moderate speeds during the first 60 - 120 miles (100 - 200 km).

Tires must always remain on the same side of the vehicle.

When wheels are removed, the direction of rotation and position of each wheel should be marked.

If new tires are installed only on one axle, a noticeable change in handling occurs due to the different tread depth of the other tires. This happens especially if only rear tires are replaced. However, this condition disappears as the new tires are broken in.

  • Please adjust your driving style accordingly. Installation of new tires should only be done by a qualified tire technician.


  • Use only plastic valve caps.
  • The rubber valves must be replaced whenever the tires are changed.
  • The fitting and replacement specifications must be observed for metal valves.
  • Only use Original Porsche metal valves.
  • Protect the valve inserts against soiling with valve caps. Soiled valve inserts can cause a gradual loss of air.

Parking at the curb

Curb Impact / Tire Damage
Hard impacts against curbs (or traffic islands) are dangerous and may cause hidden tire damage which is not noticeable until later. Such damage can result in accidents at high speeds. Depending on the force of impact, the edge of the rim can also be damaged.

  • After such an impact, have the wheel checked by an expert.
  • If you must drive over a curb or other obstacle, drive slowly and at an obtuse angle.
    Exercise care when parking along curbs.

Tire repairs are not permissible under any circumstances.

Wheel alignment, wheel balancing
As a precaution, have wheels with summer tires balanced in the spring, and those with mud and snow tires before winter. Unbalanced wheels may affect car handling and tire life.

Only the specified weights may be used for wheel balancing.

Self-adhesive weights must not come into contact with cleaning agents, since they could drop off. Uneven tread wear indicates wheel imbalance. In this event, the vehicle should be checked at an authorized Porsche dealer.

High-Speed tire Vibration
If, during a trip, uneven running or vibrations occur that could be caused by damage to tires or the car, the speed must be reduced immediately, but without braking sharply. If you continue your trip without having the cause of the fault remedied, you might lose control of your vehicle.

  • Stop the vehicle and check the tires.
  • If no cause for the fault can be found, drive carefully to the nearest authorized Porsche dealer.

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