Q –  After washing my 08 Cayman and letting it sit overnight, next morning, the brakes seem to be seized. I can break them loose by tapping the accelerator pedal but applying the brake pedal doesn’t help. Is this normal? Do the pads oxidize and bond to the rotors? My car has the manual shifter. This happens only when the car sits after washing. – Mark H.

A – You are correct, the pads are corroding to the rotors overnight. After washing the car, I suggest that you drive the Cayman at a speed of about 50 to 70 miles per hour then apply the brakes to evaporate the water. Problem solved. MC