A car’s brake system plays a critical role in its safety, especially for high-performance cars such as Porsche. This is an area that should never be overlooked, and it is important to watch for signs which indicate that you need to repair Porsche brakes.
You Notice Vibration When Using The Brake System
When applying your brakes, if you notice that the car vibrates or displays other abnormal movements this means you most likely have rotors which are warped. This is the wheel area where brake pads will grab to slow the vehicle down, and rotors which are warped will significantly lower its effectiveness.
You Have A Brake Pedal Which Is Too Soft
Brake pedals which provide too much “give” means that whenever pushed it requires greater distance in order to receive a response. This means that the brake pads have become soft, or worn down. However, in some cases, it could be an indication of a more serious matter, such as insufficient brake fluid and air inside your brake lines.
The Brakes Squeal Whenever You Apply Them
Modern brakes have been designed in such a way where they will screech and squeal to notify you when the pads have become too low. This encompasses a miniature mechanism that produces the noise, and which ceases whenever you apply the brakes. When you hear it, it means your brakes are failing and you should take the car to a mechanic as soon as possible, before the problem worsens.
The Car Moves To The Side While Braking
When pressing your brakes, if you notice that the car swerves to the side, this is a sign that you have an issue with the brakes. Typical causes include a brake hose which is collapsed, brake pads which have uneven wear and impurities within the fluid. As with most brake issues, as soon as this warning sign is detected the car should be taken to a mechanic so the specific issue can be identified and repaired.
Repairing Brake Problems Yourself
Many car owners enjoy performing DIY (Do It Yourself) projects on their vehicles, and Porsche owners are no exception. However, unless you have significant expertise in cars in general and Porsche in particular, attempting to repair braking problems yourself is best avoided. This is one of the most sensitive areas of your car, and when you consider the great speeds these vehicles are capable of reaching, as well as their high acceleration, any issue involving the brakes that are inadequately repaired can lead to a life-threatening situation.
There is also a tendency among some to procrastinate when it comes to getting their car repaired. Again, this is something you will want to avoid. The moment you detect any of the above issues with your car, you should contact a mechanic to schedule an inspection so that you can determine the nature of the problem and deal with it accordingly.