The Maserati is a pinnacle of Italian automotive engineering. As one of the most coveted vehicles throughout the world, this sporty luxury vehicle is certainly a beauty to behold, even for those who may not deeply appreciate cars. The Maserati brand was established in 1914 and is still going strong, following the brand’s mission statement:
To build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power.
The manufacturer aims to produce a luxury sports car that stands the test of time, and thus far, that is exactly what the Maserati has done. Certainly, you are a proud driver of a Maserati, but – understandably so – it can get quite frustrating when your vehicle doesn’t exactly live up to the excellent standards that have been set for it.
One of the things Maserati owners have become frustrated with in recent years is the emerging issues with the brake system. If you suspect any problems with your brakes, it is strongly advised that you seek professional assistance right away, as this can become a very serious, even dangerous issue for your safety while operating your vehicle.
Identifying Problems With the Brake System
The brake system is one of the hardest working components of your vehicle, and, as drivers, because the action of bringing the vehicle to a full stop is so second nature, we often don’t realize just how much this system is used throughout the day, every single day of the year. Not only that, but it works in all different sorts of conditions, from paved roads, to mud, to snow, the brakes are one of the most reliable components in the makeup of your vehicle. A key method of identifying problems with your brakes, as you may have already noticed, is the detection of strange noises coming from your vehicle. The good thing is that the specific noises coming from your brake system can help you to identify exactly what is ailing your Maserati.
Whistling Noise When Brake is Pressed
A whistling noise heard when you’re pressing the brakes of your Maserati should not immediately alarm you, if at all. This particular noise is caused by a thin layer of rust left on the rotors by any rain or water that may have come in contact with your Maserati, specifically if it’s been parked in one place for a while. You should only hear this just a few times when you first begin to drive your car, as the rust will rub off when the rotors and pads come into contact. This is nothing serious and the problem will solve itself quickly.
Dust is also another culprit behind any whistling noises that may come from your brakes. This is more likely if the whistling noise persists for more than a few blocks. As the pads begin to wear dust will begin to accumulate on components of your brake system, leading to excessive amounts of dust on the brake pads which ultimately causes the whistling noise. At this point, you may need to get your vehicle serviced to ensure that the problem is accurately diagnosed.
Whistling Noise When the Brake is Released
Although you will still be listening for a whistling noise, this sign will be different in its timing and can be indicative of more serious issues happening within your Maserati’s brake system. If you are hearing such noises particularly when you are notactively using the brakes, this can be indicative of something that has gone wrong in the positioning or functioning of a component so that it is not allowing the brake pads to return to their original position after the release of the brake pedal.
This can happen on vehicles that are not driven often, but is also a normal occurrence after an extended period. This is why it is recommended that you have your brakes serviced at least once a year, to prevent such a mishap.
Squeaking or Screeching Noises When Pressing the Brake
This is one of the more difficult symptoms to diagnose, since it can easily be mistaken for an issue with the suspension or other vehicle systems or components. Most often these noises occur when the vehicle is stopped, and the noise will typically come from the rear of the vehicle.
If the noise is more of a screeching or grinding, then there is cause to have serious concern and you should have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. This is indicative of the complete wear of your brake pads, meaning that the backing plates are now in direct contact with the rotors. It is strongly recommended to avoid driving a vehicle that is displaying such symptoms, outside of taking it to a mechanic, of course.
Have Your Maserati Serviced by Your Local European Automotive Specialists
When it comes to the care and maintenance of your Maserati, you need to have mechanics that match the caliber of the manufacturer responsible for your luxury vehicle. At World Class Auto Repairs, we offer just that. Our ASE Certified technicians at World Class Auto Repairs are exceedingly prepared to have your Maserati repaired and ready for you to drive quicker and more accurately than our competitors.
We are the leading European automotive specialists in Boca Raton and surrounding areas, and will make sure that your vehicle is treated as if it were our own. Our experts take the guesswork out of maintaining your luxury car so you can rest assured that your Maserati will have a long life ahead when you leave our shop. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.