While the primary purpose of your Porsche is to "go," being able to stop is perhaps even more important due to the safety implications. Not to mention that braking performance is an essential component of a spirited Porsche driving experience. So, of course, it follows that brake care is an essential part of Porsche maintenance. Still, since brakes are usually not within view, it's easy to take them for granted until there's an issue. But preventative maintenance can help mitigate braking troubles before they arise.

When should you have your brakes inspected or replaced?

Unsettling noises like grinding or squealing are the most obvious symptoms of poor brake condition. However, there are a few more indicators to be aware of. So, be sure to bring your Porsche in for an inspection if you notice things like:

  • Excessive steering wheel vibration
  • Unusually stiff or spongy brake pedal feel
  • Brake warning light illumination
  • Pulling to one side
  • Strong acrid or burning odor

If you stick to normal daily driving, brake pad lifespan can vary widely (from 30,000 to 60,000 miles) depending on your driving habits and operating conditions. If you frequent the track in your Porsche, you can expect your brakes to wear more rapidly. However, there's no predefined limit for when they should be replaced, so it's important to have them checked regularly.

With a Porsche Scheduled Maintenance Plan, it's easy to keep track of recommended maintenance services and ensure your Porsche always delivers optimum performance. You'll also gain the peace of mind of knowing your Porsche is cared for by factory-trained Porsche technicians, using specialized Porsche tools and only Porsche Genuine Parts.

Schedule Porsche service near Foxboro, Needham, and Stoughton

If you have any questions about Porsche brakes or the recommended maintenance for your specific model, please get in touch with Porsche Westwood at your convenience. And if it's time for a checkup, you can schedule Porsche service quickly and conveniently via our website. We'll be happy to assist you.

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