Maserati is an Italian luxury-performance automotive brand. Maserati is known for it’s performance and next level luxury. From the Powerful engines and the glorious sound Maserati is known for to the race car like handling, there is nothing like a Maserati. With such incredible speed available, it is only fitting that Maserati uses high performance brake systems on their vehicles. Modern Maserati’s use Brembo brake systems, each car model’s brakes are carefully matched to the engine performance. This means that the more performance a given model is capable of, the stronger the brakes will be. Maserati uses Dual cast rotors meaning they have both cast iron for strength and aluminum for weight reduction. This allows for less un-sprung weight (the parts of the car that are not carried by the suspension), allowing for better handling performance. Maserati uses ceramic infused brake pads to dramatically reduce heat in the pads and rotors. Heat is the enemy when it comes to brake systems and the cooler the system is kept, the longer and harder you can drive your car with rock solid fade free braking.
Signs you need to have your Maserati Brake System serviced
- Squealing, scrubbibng. scraping or grinding sounds while braking: This is normally due to the pads wearing so thin that the rivets are scratching against the rotors. This needs to be addressed immediately as it will lead to more expensive repairs or even brake failure.
- Soft or spongy brake pedal feel: If you notice that it takes longer to come to a stop or that you need to apply more pressure to the brake pedal to stop, this could mean there is an issue with your brake fluid or master cylinder.
- Pulling to one side when braking, or if your steering wheel shakes when braking: Pulling to one side could mean an issue with the brake lines, shaking under braking usually means that the rotors are no longer evenly surfaced and will need to be replaced or resurfaced.
- Brake Fluid under vehicle: There could be a leak in the brake lines or the master cylinder might be leaking.
Maserati Brake service
To keep your Maserati brake system working to its full potential, regular inspections and servicing is necessary. It is recommended to have the brake pads, rotors and fluid levels checked regularly, at least every year or 12,500 miles – whichever comes first. Every 2 years or 25,000 miles the brake fluid needs to be replaced.
European Import Service has expert technicians trained on the latest equipment to diagnose and fix any issue your Maserati brake system may encounter. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.