If you have a Porsche, then it is more than likely that you have performance parts installed on your vehicle. These parts help to retain your vehicle's power and they also allow for optimal safety. When it comes to your braking system, safety is obviously a concern. This is one reason why performance brake pads are typically used on your Porsche. The pads are ceramic ones and they do have many benefits.
If you have ever had a car that seemed to squeal when you stepped on the brakes, then you may not be too fond of the noise. Simply put, the sound takes away from the noises coming from your performance motor. Squeaky brakes are typically caused by water that has built up on rubber brake pads. Also, cheaper pads with a lot of metal in them will create noises as the pads rub against the rotors.
Ceramic brake pads are much quieter. They contain very little metal content and the metal is typically copper that easily wears down and causes no sound. Also, the ceramic material is harder and water will not make noise when squeezed up against it, unlike with rubber.
Squeals are also not present when you slam on the brakes. However, you will start to hear a noise when the pads wear down significantly. This is caused by a pad wear sensor in the base of the pad that alerts you to when the pads need to be replaced. Noises can also occur when the rotors wear down, so make sure to have your brakes checked immediately for wear if you hear squealing noises coming from your ceramic pads.
Less Brake Dust
If you invest in softer brake pads, like the ones made primarily of rubber and pieces of metal, then the brakes will create dust as they wear away. This dust is primarily a fine metallic byproduct that can stick to your wheel wells and bumper. The dust can cause minuscule scratches to form in the clear coat of your Porsche.
Ceramic brake pads create very little dust, which means that your car will remain cleaner and scratch free. The dust that is created is light in color and extremely fine. It typically blows away in the wind as well and does not stick to the wheel wells of your vehicle. If it does happen to collect, you can simply wipe it away with a cloth. The ceramic dust will not scratch, and since it does not contain any metal, it will not cause any corrosion issues.Share