Why a Boxster will Require Prompt Porsche Brake Jobs

Getting the Most Out of Your Porsche Brakes in Your Boxster

A Porsche Boxster can be a beautiful car, if you treat her right. This kind of car is an investment, and you get what you pay for. You can get a Boxster that is cheap but high mileage, but the money you save on the purchase you should expect to pay back in repairs. For one that has high mileage, expect to sink at least $2,000 in the first year alone. And the price can vary, sometimes by as much as $4,000 or more, even for vehicles in similar conditions. Do your homework and shop around.

What You Need to Know About Brakes

Also keep in mind that these cars can be rough on  tires and brakes, so expect your Porsche to require a regular brake job more often than most. The Porsche brake pads tend to be soft on both the Porsche Boxster and the Porsche Cayenne. And since it’s so fun to pump that gas pedal, you’ll be pumping the brakes too, so they’ll wear thin. And don’t expect to turn the brakes. You’ll need to outright replace them on this Porsche. Expect to need new discs on every third set of pads.

This beauty has some speed, so you’ll naturally go through brake jobs faster. Keep up on them with regular inspections from a Porsche specialist you can trust.

Saab Repair Issues with the 9-5

The first generation Saab 9-5 was released in 1997 as a flagship model, and production continued until 2009. This Saab does have several unique maintenance needs owners should be aware of. First, the PVC system has issues venting the engine, which contributes to a sludgy buildup that can lead to engine failure. Fortunately, this issue was fixed in 2004, so it really only applies for 1999 to 2003 models. Only use synthetic oil and replace the PVC every few years. The engine also has plenty of torque, which stresses the engine mounts. If you notice excessive rattling, especially on the shifter in manual transmissions, you may want to have the engine mounts addressed.