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Visual inspection of the front brakes can tell if you need brakes. IF you haven't already done so, you need a brake flush. Brake fluid gets old due to age not miles and should be replaced at least every 4 years. This is a good time to take the car down to the shop and have them check the brakes for wear and replace the fluid. Rear brakes rearely need replacing before 50K. IF you are DIY kind of person, brake repair on the Porsche is fairly easy. You will need new rotors ( some say replace only if there is a lip on the outlise of rotor or heavily grooved), but I replaced the rotors at the same time as the pads. Suspend the calipers using heavy gauge wire and remove the rotors and then assemble the calipers back on the rotor and replace the brake pads. I use OEM pads, since I do not track my car and the track pads are usually very hard and can squeal during normal driving. IF you have Bid Reds, which the 40TH should, the whole job is a little expensive since the rotors and pads for the Big Reds are more expensive. Try Sunset motors and talk to the guys, they will tell you what you need if you DIY the job. Also why the car ins in the shop, get an alignment, I got a 4 wheel alignment and I can't tell you what a differece it made in the ride. Also if you have not run the brakes to the point of the warning light coming on, save your money and doin't buy brake sensors since the ones on the car are still okay if they are not run down to the rotor.

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