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. 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, including braking issues. We offer complete brake replacement services, from brake pads, rotors, and calibers to entire braking systems if necessary. And if you are needing fluid service for your Porsche or some other kind of Porsche maintenance we can assist with that too.
No matter whether you drive a 911, a Cayenne, a Cayman, or Carrera your brakes will 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. Your Porsche’s rotors will more than likely need replacing around the 70,000-mile mark. 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 systems, the pads, and the rotors is significantly more expensive, running anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.
Because iron brakes can need replacing anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 miles depending on how you drive 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 a brake replacement job. There are a few things to watch out for.
That really depends on whether you are replacing your Porsche’s front brakes, back brakes, both and if you are replacing only the brake pads or if you are swapping out the rotors as well. Front brake jobs typically run between $150-$300 per axle whereas back brakes are a little cheaper at $50-$100 per brake pad. If the rotors need replacing expect to pay a couple of hundred dollars more.
Not always. The brake pads take the brunt of the kinetic energy to stop your vehicle which means they wear out and wear down faster than the rotors do. If you neglect to get your brakes taken care of when they begin to show signs of needing replacing there is a greater chance you will cause damage or wear out the rotors faster, requiring them to replaced by a qualified mechanic in your area.
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.
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 fluid, or something else; and 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.
“We had extensive work done on our Porsche Boxster. I found the service to be thorough and profession. 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 Jesses’ Garage for anyone needing service on a German made car.”
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