Experiencing stopping delayed or notice any grinding/screeching sound when applying pressure to your brakes? If that matches your circumstance, it’s time for Porsche St. Paul to check your brakes.
Brakes should be checked regularly, ask your technician to take a look at your brakes and brake system the next time you bring your Porsche in for an oil change, tire rotation, or even a detail if you have questions or concerns. They will inform you if the brake pads are wearing down or if they notice anything going on under the car that shouldn’t be.
Remember, New and Certified Pre-Owned Porsche limited warranty covers all component parts in the brake system. And that all Certified Pre-Owned vehicles have undergone rigorous tests and maintenance to ensure the best possible performance and safety standards. All parts are certified Porsche parts and are installed with Porsche-trained technicians at Porsche St. Paul.
Brake pads wear down over time and can be shortened due to driving habits. Waiting too long can potentially be unsafe, if you notice any warning signs such as delayed stopping when applying pressure to the brakes, applying more pressure to get your Porsche to stop, or hear a screeching sound, it’s time for service. Porsche St. Paul’s service team will take an in-depth look and make sure you’re getting the best possible pads for your lifestyle. Whether inexpensive but safe or specialized racing pads.
Brake inspections help evaluate your brake pads and overall brake systems performance. Checking for signs of trouble like fluid leaks or damage. It’s important to have your brakes inspected at least every six months during your oil change or any other routine service intervals to ensure your safety and your Porsche’s overall performance. During the inspection we will also be checking your Porsche’s anti‐lock brake sensors as well as testing your brake hardware, making any necessary adjustments to ensure your brake systems’ reliability.
During your brake testing and inspection, we’ll rigorously check your entire brake system. This includes everything from your rotors and pads to your calipers and more! Learn more about the vital role each brake component plays in keeping you safe.
Rotors and Pads
Rotors are steel discs and hubs that the brake pads sit on while the pads are metal backing pads. Together these components work to make your wheels stop rotating when you press on your Porsche’s brake pedal.
Brake calipers are an essential part of your Porsche’s hydraulic brake system, sitting over the brake rotor holding the brake pads. When the brakes are applied, the hydraulic piston housed in the caliper extends and squeezes the brake pads together against the brake rotor which slows or stops your Porsche.
The master cylinder in your Porsche creates hydraulic pressure from the reservoir to the brake caliper at the wheel.
Brake lines are hoses made of braided steel or rubber that are found throughout your Porsche and connect to the master cylinder and each individual brake caliper.
Brake wear indicators are purposely installed to make loud squeaking noises when your brake pads are running low due to the friction between the metal material and your brake pads.
When you’re looking for quality auto maintenance and repairs near Wayzata, you can always count on the professional technicians in our Porsche service department. We handle everything from oil changes and filter replacements to powertrain and drivetrain repairs. With over 70 years of sports car development experience, honed and refined by regular training, we ensure that our workshop and service staff have the knowledge they need to take expert care of your Porsche.
Make sure to explore our service specials to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Orono area, then schedule a service appointment with us today! We are conveniently located at 9595 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55426!
The benefits of going to Porsche Minneapolis include how we only use genuine Porsche parts, which are proven to provide the perfect fit with your specific Porsche model and last much longer than aftermarket parts. The engineers at Porsche have rigorously tested these parts, and they are backed by a 2-year warranty. Our knowledgeable parts team can help you find the right part for your Porsche, and for your convenience, you can easily order parts from us online.
When you wear down your brakes enough, there are small, metal hairs at the bottom, which make loud noises. When the squealing begins, your brakes are nearly out of gripping material and need to be changed.
Vibrating may suggest that your rotors are warped.
Brake fluid is essential to help transfer the movement and force created when you press down on the brake pedal.
Routine brake maintenance includes checking your brake pads and rotors, flushing your brake fluid, bleeding your brake lines, replacing or updating older worn brake parts.
The Porsche service warranty is 4 years, 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. We can also always run your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to check warranty status.