McLaren 570S Service Guide

McLaren 570S Service Guide

Gi Automotive Group in Beverly Hills know McLarens inside and out. In fact, our owner Amber Blonigan, daily drives a 675LT and it is regularly maintained by our team. We have serviced, repaired, and maintained countless McLaren models since Gi Automotive Group was established in 2004. 

The McLaren 570S Service Guide will provide owners a detailed guide on the recommended maintenance schedule in order to keep their British beauties in tip-top shape.

McLaren introduced the Sport Series with the McLaren 570S in 2015. McLaren’s Sport Series cars are made with an ethos that prioritizes usability on the road rather than the more track focused cars in their Super Series or Ultimate Series. However, this does not mean that McLaren has neglected the performance aspects that they are known for.

The 570S can accelerate 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph; a far cry from your average sports car. A unique feature of the 570S is that it’s chassis is made from an ultra-rigid yet lightweight carbon-fiber tub, which makes it lighter and nimbler than its competitors.

Preventative maintenance is always key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoid any costly repairs from neglect. It is always recommended to have your vehicle looked over by a trained technician at least once a year to keep an eye on any premature wear and tear.

McLaren 570S Service Guide Service & Maintenance Intervals:

Every 10,000 Miles

  • Replace engine oil & filter
  • Carry out vital checks and replace if necessary
    • Suspension
    • Engine & transmission sweat or leaks.
    • Air filter
    • Retractable hard top (if applicable)
    • Steering linkages
    • Top-up fluids
    • Operation of airbrake
    • Play in ball joints
    • Brake discs, pads and brake cooling ducts

Every 20,000 Miles (includes 10,000 mi service plus)

  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Headlamp alignment
  • Replace cabin air filter
  • Carry out vital checks and replace if necessary
    • 10,000 mi checks
    • Front and rear axle wheel bearing play
    • Engine mounts
    • Drive shafts
    • Brake pedal free play
    • TPMS function
    • Battery charge
    • Anti-roll bar links

Every 50,000 Miles (Includes 10,000 mi service plus)

  • Replace cooling system fluid, check radiator condition
  • Replace engine oil & filter
  • Replace gearbox oil & filter
  • Lubricate retractable hardtop (if applicable)
  • Carry out vital checks and replace if necessary
    • 20,000 mi checks
    • Fuel filler flap mechanism
    • Power steering system (including power steering pump)
    • Suspension system leaks (cross-linked hydraulic set-up)
    • Fire extinguisher expiry date (if applicable)

Every 60,000 Miles (Includes 20,000 mi service plus)

  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace engine oil & filter
  • Carry out vital checks and replace if necessary

Every 10,00 miles, the engine oil and filter must be changed. This is to keep the engine properly lubricated and free from any contaminates. Moreover, brake fluid should be changed at 20,000 mile intervals to have the maximum stopping power possible. Both cabin and engine air filters should also be changed at the 20,000 mile mark. Coolant, gearbox oil, and engine oil should all be changed at 50,000 miles. While spark plugs should be changed every 60,000 miles.

The rest of the maintenance schedule requires inspection of various components at the required intervals. It is important not to skip out on the inspections, as they can prematurely catch any accelerated wear or any issues that may be coming up. Please note that tracking your McLaren 570S will require more frequent services than the recommended intervals.


A twin-turbo 3.8L V8 can be found at the heart of the McLaren 570S. Internally coded as the “M838T” engine, the engine was originally designed to go racing before McLaren engineered it for road use. In this application, it produces 563hp (570 PS) and 443 lb-ft of torque. To put this power to the ground via the rear wheels, McLaren has fitted a super slick 7-Speed dual clutch transmission.

The 3.8L twin-turbo V8 has been shared with many of McLaren’s cars throughout the years, however they are all tuned to different specifications depending on the car. They also have slight variations in hardware and parts, therefore it is imperative that you fit parts designed specifically for the 570S’s engine.

Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluid

Brake pads and rotors are wearable items by nature and must be inspected at every interval. Wear will vary with driving conditions and driving style, so it is important to keep an eye on how fast they are wearing.

The McLaren 570S uses carbon ceramic brake technology that is most commonly found on racecars. The discs themselves are fairly substantial at 394 mm in the front and 380 mm in the rear. Stopping power comes from a 6-piston caliper in the front and a 4-piston caliper in the rear. Brake fluid flushes should be done every 20,000 miles.

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.

There are three tire sizes, depending on the size of the rims that were specified with the car. Original tire size specification for the McLaren 570S are as follows:

Front: 225/35/ZR19
Rear: 285/35/ZR20

GI Automotive carries a wide selection of road and track McLaren 570S 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 McLaren 570S 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.

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