Lamborghini makes some of the fastest and most desirable automobiles on this planet, and they need to be able to stop too!
Lamborghini models ranging from the Diablo, Murcielago Gallardo, Huracan, Aventador and recent Urus are usually known for their insane speed and acceleration capabilities.
Daily Driven Exotics relies heavily on the stopping power in both their brake pads and their rotors given the amount of daily driven abuse the DDE Lamborghini take from Dave & Damon.
From harsh Canadian Winters to the Hot Dessert sun in Los Angeles DDE always makes sure their brake systems are in perfect working order before embarking on any road trip or event.
However, many Lamborghini owners neglect their Lamborghini Brake Pad, Rotor & Fluid Service. As impressively as your Lamborghini can get from ZERO to SIXTY, it’s more important how quickly you can stop at any speed in the event of an emergency.
The stopping power and speed of which you can safely maneuver or stop your Lamborghini can mean life or death for you, other vehicles or pedestrians and cyclists.
Due to the inherent design of today’s complex brake materials in Lamborghinis, brake pad servicing is necessary to maintaining effective braking condition at all times in all weather conditions.
Brake pads don’t last forever, they are made with a compromise between stopping power and the ability to slow you down and stop you without making a lot of noise.
If you are a Lamborghini owner, when should you bring it in for a brake service?
The first “too late” tell-tale sign of worn out brakes is a squeaking or screeching sound or a metal on metal sound heard when pressing the brake pedal and slowing down.
If serviced immediately, the wear on the brakes are usually only due for a pad change. However, if left unchanged, the worn brake pads can wear the brake rotors as well, causing them to warp and need replacement. The last thing you want to do is damage your Carbon Ceramic Rotors on your Lamborghini as they can cost tens of thousands of dollars to unnecessarily replace.
Once the driver presses on the brake pedal and feels vibration coming back up from the pedal, the rotor has been warped.
Consequently, a worn set of pads and rotors reduces braking distance, dramatically increases the likelihood of a collision. Not only is this dangerous for the driver, but also other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists around you. It is absolutely vital that the brakes always be working like new.
You must regularly (annually) inspect both the brake rotors and brake pads so they you know how much life Is left in your Lamborghini’s brakes. An explanation of any issues or problem areas we find will be given to you, as well as a written estimate on recommendations and options to repair your brakes.
Many newer Lamborghini models such as the Huracan and the Aventador use carbon-ceramic brake pads and rotors.
These typically last a lot longer than the conventional steel-iron set-up of other models; however the cost is significantly higher when they eventually do need a replacement.
Don’t forget about brake fluid either…
For most models, the recommended Lamborghini service maintenance schedule states that your Lamborghini brake fluid be changed every year, regardless of mileage. This is to ensure that there is no moisture, air, or dirt in the system that could cause corrosion or loss of braking performance.
As high tech as these Lamborghinis are, the brake systems are still susceptible to environmental degradation even if they are sitting in your garage year-round.
Proper brake maintenance and care is imperative to your driving safety, as well as those around you.
This is why we recommend annual brake inspections for your Lamborghini.
Remember, next to your Lamborghini’s Tires, your brake pads, rotors & fluid are the most important safety factor in your car. Make sure they are always up to date and working as intended by Lamborghini specifications. DON’T CHEAP OUT ON YOUR BRAKE PADS!