To get a snapshot of the current status of your VW’s braking system, be sure to schedule a brake inspection. Our certified technicians will review the major components within your system to assess their condition and advise you on any recommended maintenance. If a part has been compromised, we will suggest having it replaced.
The brake pads need to be replaced periodically because they wear down with use. Each time you step on the brake pedal, the brake pads close around the rotors to create friction. This friction is what slows down your Volkswagen. Once the brake pads are worn too thin to function, we need to replace them.
Your brake rotors are typically metallic discs, around which the brake pads will close when you brake. The same friction that wears down the brake pads will also wear down the rotors. If they have worn unevenly, we can resurface them for you, which involves smoothing out the surface. If their remaining thickness is too minimal, however, we will have to replace them.
When you step on the brake pedal, the brake fluid transfers this pressure to the rest of your braking system. It must be free-flowing to allow free movement of your brakes. Unfortunately, it will deteriorate with age, so it must be exchanged to prevent locking up your brakes.
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