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The brakes on your Volkswagen model are key in keeping you and your family safe, so it is best to have them serviced regularly. When the time comes to have your VW model’s brakes serviced, you should never settle for anything less than the best — and the best is what you will find at Douglas Volkswagen of Summit, serving Chatham and New Providence, NJ. Our VW-certified technicians are qualified to work on your brakes, and they will use only the highest quality OEM parts and fluids to ensure that your VW stays at its best.
It’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected regularly. Our technicians will take a look at the thickness and condition of the brake pads and brake rotors, letting you know whether they will need to be replaced soon.
The brake pads have a friction-resistant lining that pushes up against the rotors, causing your VW to slow down or come to a complete stop. As time passes, this lining becomes thinner. When it becomes too thin, the brake pad will need to be replaced; otherwise, you risk damaging your vehicle’s braking system by exposing it to the metal-on-metal grinding of the brake pad backing against the rotors.
The brake rotors will wear down much slower than the brake pads. However, they will still get thinner over time and need to be replaced when there is no longer sufficient thickness. They may also become warped; if they’re still thick enough when this happens, we can often simply resurface them instead of replacing them.
Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps your entire braking system work. When you step on the brake pedal, it’s brake fluid that transfers your foot’s force on the pedal to the brake calipers, amplifying the force along the way. As a hygroscopic fluid, brake fluid will attract water to itself, making it less effective over time. This is why you will need to have the brake fluid in your VW replaced at the required maintenance intervals.
When you’re ready for brake service, we invite you to visit the service department at Douglas Volkswagen of Summit. Our online service scheduler makes it easy for you to schedule your appointment or just stop by to take advantage of VW Service Xpress. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Douglas Volkswagen, Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ, USA