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When Should You Replace The Brakes On Your Porsche?

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Driving a Porsche is driving a sleek vehicle built for speed. This means that it is important to pay attention to your brake’s needs and being responsible about service for the sake of safety. At Jesse’s Garage, the top Sarasota mechanic near you, we specialize in Porsche brake repair and brake fluid flushes. We have the experience and expertise to deal with any issue your Porsche could be dealing with, from brake pulsation, noises, uneven brake wear, or caliper issues. We offer complete brake replacement services, from brake pads, rotors, and calipers to entire braking systems if necessary. If you are needing fluid (or any maintenance) service for your Porsche, we are more than happy to assist with that too!

No matter whether you drive a 911, Cayenne, or Cayman, your brakes will likely need replacing somewhere between 30,000 to 70,000 miles. It is all dependent on your unique driving habits and whether you tend to lay on your brakes or baby them. These figures are for traditional braking systems; if your Porsche has ceramic brakes, then the time between replacements is significantly longer, over 100,000 miles in most cases. That sounds great but it’s important to note that the cost for replacing ceramic braking components (pads, rotors, and sensors) is significantly more expensive, running anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.

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Common Questions About Porsche’s Brakes

How Can You Tell When Your Porsche’s Brakes Need Replacing?

Because your Porsche requires healthy brakes to keep up with the rest of the car's performance and remain safe, it’s important to know what to watch for to determine when it is time to bring your Porsche into an experienced mechanic near you for brake replacement. There are a few things to watch out for.

  • Scraping or Whining Sound – Porsche brake pads have a wear indicator built into them. When your brakes have been reduced to about 25% a metal embossment becomes exposed. It is your warning that you are going to need to come into a licensed mechanic for a brake replacement sooner than later.
  • Pulsation or Soft Pedal – Your brake pedal can actually give you a lot of information about whether it’s time to get your brakes replaced. Watch for vibrations or jittering in the pedal when you press your foot down. Also, if you notice your brake pedal going soft (goes all the way to the floor), please give us a call immediately!
  • Low Brake Pad Thickness – Brakes are designed to wear away and we take a proactive approach to changing brakes. This means that if your brakes won't make it to the next service, we will recommend changing them. Anything less than 3 millimeters is considered low brake pad thickness and time for a brake replacement job.
  • Brake Light On your Dashboard – If you are able to overlook the scraping sound of your brakes, or a soft brake pedal while coming to stops at stoplights, there is another failsafe to make sure you bring your brakes in for a brake replacement. Your Porsche brakes have brake sensors that will trigger when your brake pad thickness is getting too low. This causes the brake light on your dashboard to light up. When this light comes on, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at your trusted Porsche specialist near you.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Porsche Brakes?

There is a huge variation in the brakes offered by Porsche. For example, a Boxster's brakes will be much different than a Cayenne Turbo or 911 GT3RS. Jesse's Garage offers a free brake inspection for your Porsche - bring it by for our Porsche specialists to advise on the price for new brakes!

What Does It Mean When Your Brake Light Comes On?

Your brake light coming on can mean it’s time for your brakes to be replaced, but it can also indicate a more serious problem, that there is something in your braking system that needs to be repaired. The brake light exists to warn you that you need to pay attention to your brakes. You could be low on brake fluid or worse, leaking braking fluid. If this is happening you want to get to a Porsche mechanic near you as soon as possible.

Bring Your Porsche Into Jesse's Garage For Routine Check-Ups

Many issues can be avoided simply by bringing your vehicle to a trusted local mechanic near you from time to time. When you bring your Porsche to Jesse’s Garage, we can give you a full rundown of all issues that could be presenting themselves whether that be with your brakes, your Porsche’s suspension, differential, transmission fluid, radiator, or something else. We can help you take care of them before they become major problems. If you live in the Sarasota area, book your appointment for routine Porsche maintenance at Jesse’s Garage today! 941-914-2202

And Check Out What Our Clients Have To Say About Us:

“We had extensive work done on our Porsche Boxster. I found the service to be thorough and professional. Although the total bill was substantial, this was because of the amount of work that was needed and was significantly less than what a dealership would charge. I would highly recommend Jesse's Garage for anyone needing service on a German made car.”
David S.
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