The brake fluid is a type of incompressible hydraulic fluid designed to transfer and amplify the force from the brake pedal to the brake calipers. It is contained in the brake fluid reservoir and runs through the brake lines when in use. When you apply the pressure on the brake pedal, the brake fluid transfers that force into pressure to stop the vehicle. The brake fluid also helps keep some of the brake parts properly lubricated for smooth and efficient movement. At Volkswagen of Kingston, we understand the requirements of all Volkswagen models, including the types of brake fluid needed. Don’t get convinced by independent service center technicians to use just any type or brand of brake fluid. We recommend you only use certified OEM brake fluid for your Volkswagen.
The brake fluid can accumulate contaminants with regular use. This can lead to brake fluid becoming ineffective. The contaminants could be moisture that seeps into the system, or it could be small particles from the brake pads or rotors. The brake fluid exchange service interval can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of brake parts, driving conditions, age of the vehicle, and more. Allow our expert technicians at Volkswagen of Kingston to inspect the brake performance and brake fluid condition to guide you on the ideal service interval for brake fluid exchange. If you find the brake pedal has gone too soft or spongy, or you hear strange noises when braking, it could be an issue with the brake fluid.
At Volkswagen of Kingston, we can perform a full range of brake services for all Volkswagen models. To schedule a brake service, please use the service scheduler on our website or give us a call. You are also welcome to stop by our Kington service center without an appointment. However, there might be some wait time during peak hours. We do offer a customer waiting area at Volkswagen of Kingston. The lounge has complimentary Wi-Fi access, comfortable seating, business workstations, vending machines, and complimentary refreshments. Our team at Volkswagen of Kingston can also book a complimentary multi-point inspection service for you.