So many accidents happen every year because of brake failure. That is not interesting or strange though. What is interesting is how most victims in the said car accidents knew their cars had teething braking problems. They either chose to ignore the tale tell signs or simply did not know what to do about them. This does not have to happen to you especially if you drive a Porsche – one of the world’s most respected and efficient auto companies. That’s because like you are about to find out, there are simple tips one should take into account in a bid to prevent brake failure.
Maintenance to nearly all Porsche owners means regular inspection. It then moves a notch higher to replacing worn out Porsche brake pads and any other necessary repair. However, there is an unknown hidden secret to getting the most out of your brake pads and the entire braking system. It is simple – drive better. Think of your brakes as your friend because there is no digger detriment to Porsche brake performance than bad driving. ‘Bad’ here means excessive speeding, sudden turns and sudden stops. Drive well and your brake maintenance will be easy to keep track off.
Understand How Your Brakes Work
Braking system in all Porsche models follow the same concept – the hydraulic concept. A cylinder drum from the driver’s feet then channeled to pink brake disks. Unfortunately, heat happens to be a problem that plagues all braking systems. It takes a toll on the brake rotor, the hydraulic fluid and the brake pads. Proper maintenance can easily keep heat at bay though. Inspect your brake fluid often. Do the same to brake pads each time your car hits the 3000km mark. As for the disks, replace them immediately you notice vibration each time you brake.
Be Keen On Your Choice Of Rims
Avoid oversize rims at all costs. They make braking hard. They are also likely to heat the brake fluid and cause sudden brake failure. Then like most experts say, give your brakes the necessary breaks. This should be don after heavy breaking or anytime the brake feels spongy. Pull the car over and allow the brakes to cool down.
Listen To Your Car
Cars hardly break down without warning. They always send signals or symptoms of imminent failure. A keen driver will notice signs such as vibration during corners or squeaking sounds. The sounds can come and go so it may be easy for one to write them off. This should not happen. Have your Porsche brake pads inspected until there is no sound or unusual movement each time you brake or engage different gears.
Lubricating car components should be easy. Strangely though, most car owners know little or nothing about lubricating techniques. The first thumb rule is to always use oil based lubricants or silicone lubricants. The second rule is to avoid by all means mixing lubricants for whichever reason. Mixing two or more lubricants means you will end up with a lubricant with two different viscosity properties, a setback that can easily cause brake failure.