Are you the proud owner of a Porsche? To assure that your vehicle remain safe, it is necessary to not only have the brakes inspected on a regular basis, you should learn how the brakes should behave. By knowing how your Porsche’s brakes are supposed to operate will help you notice when there is a potential problem. Should you need Porsche Brake Service in Everett, call the expert technicians at Conaway Motors.
Most Common Problems
Because the brakes on every Porsche vehicle are precisely machined and material is minimized for weight considerations, one of the most common problems is that the rotors are more sensitive to heat related damage. The most common issue is warping. Since the materials used for the rotors are so thin, they cannot be machined to remove imperfections from normal wear and tear.
It is not uncommon to suffer brake failure from overheating. Porsche brakes are extremely sensitive to rough terrain as well. Cited as the most common problem with most Porsche vehicles is the incidence of brake failure.
Like any vehicle, Porsche’s brakes are sensitive to normal wear and tear. When it is time to have the brake pads replaced on Porsche disc brakes, the rotors must also be replaced. As mentioned above, the rotors cannot be machined to remove grooves from normal friction from braking.
Sensing Brake Problems
Being familiar with normal braking operation will help you recognize impending failure before you experience complete failure. Should you notice the slightest difference in how your brakes sound, look or smell – have the brakes inspected by the Everett Porsche Brake Experts at Conaway Motors.
When visually inspecting your Porsche’s brakes (at least every six months), check the following:
- Rotor Scoring – visually inspect each rotor all around for concentric grooves. If present, the rotors will need replaced to eliminate brake failure.
- Uneven Brake Pad Wear – wear should match rotor scoring. If, however, excessive wear, cracking or other defects are apparent on the friction surface, both the pads and the rotors must be replaced.
- Brake Fluid Leak(s) – if you notice any fluid leaking at the calipers, wheel cylinders, fittings or along the length of the hoses, have the problem repaired immediately!
- Maintain the hydraulic fluid level by checking at least every six months. Ask the Porsche Brake Specialists to check the hydraulic reservoir with every oil change.
- Wash the brake surfaces every time you wash your Porsche to eliminate dirt and dust. This will also make visual inspection easier.
- Be certain to not allow any lubricants/oils on the friction surface of the brake pads.
- Maintain a repair log to indicate when to expect brake repairs from normal wear and tear.
- Be certain that the hydraulic system is bled properly when the pads and rotors are replaced.