Houston Porsche Brakes Service

Brake squeal

Squealing brakes on your PORSCHE can be annoying to the driver, passengers, and passers-by. This could be an indicator that your PORSCHE’s brakes need to be serviced. Cold weather and high humidity often make brake-squeal although the squeal stops when the lining reaches regular operating temperatures. Dust on the brakes may also cause squealing and finally, the squeal could be caused by an external squealer “sensor” made out of a semi-metallic layered material. Modern technology has replaced this method with a message in the dashboard that indicates that your brake system needs attention. Typically when this message appears your brake pads, rotors and sensors need replacement.

Whether you need front or rear brakes, it is important to replace all three components on your PORSCHE:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake rotors
  • Brake sensors

The way to tell if a rotor needs to be replaced is the fingernail test. If you run your fingernail over the rotor and it catches, the rotor needs to be replaced. Rotor replacement is also required if the rotors are damaged or cracked. If your rotor is measured with a micrometer and the thickness is below the factory recommended disposal thickness then it cannot be resurfaced and must be replaced. This measurement allows for some wear on the rotors before they need to be replaced. Rotors should be replaced in pairs to keep the wear on both sides even. Brake sensors are a one-time use item, as well, and need to be replaced with the other parts of the PORSCHE braking system.

Porsche Brakes Service

Our North Houston location is convenient if you are near Cypress, or located in Tomball, Spring, Katy, Woodlands, Jersey Village, and Magnolia TX.

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