Porsche® Brake Specials
What's wrong with the brakes on my Porsche®?
If you’re not sure about what to look for when it comes to brake maintenance, then you might be putting yourself and your passengers at risk.
Brakes are the most important safety feature on any car. You want them operating as well as possible, but that can be hard to do if you don’t know how they work or which signs of trouble to watch out for.
At PS Racing, we offer a number of services designed specifically with Porsches® in mind, including inspections, repairs, and replacements. We also provide complete brake system overhauls so that your brakes will be working properly from top-to-bottom after our service is completed. With us by your side, there’s no need to worry about whether or not your brakes are safe – you can drive knowing that everything has been taken care of by an expert team who knows exactly what they’re doing!
What is a disc brake?
Disc brakes are the most common type of braking system on cars, and they’re also used in motorcycles, bicycles, trains and other vehicles. They use two pads that press against a rotating metal disc called a rotor to slow down the vehicle. Brake pads are made from high-friction materials while discs may be made from gray iron or ceramic depending on the performance needs of the vehicle.
The more braking force there is, the more heat created by friction between brake pad and rotor material; if this heat doesn’t dissipate properly, braking performance suffers and in extreme cases can cause fire from overheating brake fluid or even melting brake rotors!
But don’t worry – this is generally only an issue with race cars where stopping distances are measured in fractions of seconds rather than feet or meters like everyday driving requires!
Brakes should be replaced every 30,000 miles or two years to ensure safe driving and prevent accidents due to worn out parts. You don’t want to find yourself on the side of the road with no way to stop!
Check your car’s owner manual for more information about when it’s time for new brakes. And remember – if you’re ever unsure about what needs replacing on your vehicle, bring it into our shop today! We’ll take care of everything from A-Z!
What is a drum brake?
Drum brakes are the most common type of brake used on older cars.
Drum brakes use a rotating metal drum to apply pressure against the brake shoes, which slows down your car. They’re less efficient than disc brakes and can be difficult to maintain.
If you have an old car with drum brakes, it’s time for an upgrade! Discs are more reliable and easier to service than drums. Plus they provide better stopping power in wet conditions because there is no contact between the shoe and drum when braking. You’ll also get better gas mileage because discs don’t drag like drums do when you let off the pedal or slow down gradually. And if that wasn’t enough, discs last longer too!
Why do brakes feel spongy?
If your brakes feel spongy, it could be because there is air, gas or water inside the hydraulic system. This can happen if you have a leak in the brake lines or if your master cylinder isn’t sealed properly.
That can cause all sorts of problems like boiling and vaporizing. Water causes corrosion that can ruin calipers and brake cylinders. That’s why it is wise to change your brake fluid periodically, every year or two.
Changing your brake fluid will not only get rid of spongy brakes but also prevent costly repairs down the line from corrosion caused by water in the system. Besides being an easy fix, these are 4 things that should be done regularly as part of routine maintenance on your car:
- Keep an eye on the level of brake fluid in your reservoir tank – it should be at least halfway full at all times
- Replace worn brake pads as needed – brake fluid levels will drop over time due to wear from use
- Check for leaks by looking under the vehicle near wheel wells or around calipers (the device that squeezes against the rotor)
- If there’s a leak, replace leaking components immediately; otherwise, they’ll continue leaking until they fail completely.
Porsche® Brake Specials
You don’t want your brakes failing on you at an inconvenient time! So make sure you’re taking care of them properly with regular inspections from our experts at PS Racing! We’ll give you peace-of-mind knowing that your car will be safe for years to come! Contact us today for more information or click here for our website!
What does ABS mean? How do ABS brakes work?
ABS brakes are a safety feature that has been standard on all new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in the United States since 2013.
ABS is an acronym for anti-lock braking system. The term “anti-lock” refers to how the brakes automatically release pressure when they sense wheel lockup. ABS prevents skidding and reduces stopping distances. This allows drivers to maintain steering control while slowing down their vehicles more quickly than they could with just regular brakes alone.
You can’t afford not to have ABS brakes! They’re a safety feature that will help keep you safe on the road – especially if there’s ice or snow on the ground.
What can affect the performance of a car brake?
Brakes are one of the most important parts of a car.
If you want your brakes to work well, it’s important to know how they work and what can affect their performance. One thing that affects brake performance is peak force. This refers to the maximum amount of force applied by a brake when slowing down a vehicle.
Another factor is fade, which occurs when brakes heat up and cool down constantly while driving (brakes heat up and cool down all the time). When this happens, they lose friction and result in weaker braking power – known as brake fade.
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