Volkwagens are known for powerful engines and comfortable travel. But when your brakes aren’t performing it could cause further damage to your vehicle.
Your Volkswagen brakes should be inspected at least once a year by a certified German automotive mechanic. Typically brake pads and rotors can last up to 50K miles depending on driving conditions and the model of your car. For preventive care, you should have your brake fluid replaced yearly, in order to prevent any corrosion that could damage your brake system. Typically performance cars, like Volkswagen, have thinner brake pads which have a shorter life span than most. Driving conditions and driving habits (city versus highway) also play a part in the wear of your brake system.
Stay ahead of brake problems, and know the warning signs in order to prevent further damage to your vehicle. Often times it’s difficult for Volkswagen owners to diagnose the problem without consulting with a trained Volkswagen technician. When you experience one of the following, you should have your brakes serviced immediately.
- Brakes feel soft or spongy when you push down on the brake pedal
- Any type of unusual sound created when you brake. A grinding or squealing sound usually indicates that your brake pads are worn out and need to be replaced immediately.
- Warning Light. Volkswagen brake technology will typically alert you when your brakes should be serviced.
Why Ottohaus of Charleston for Volkswagen Brake Care
Having your braking system checked on a regular basis is not only important for your vehicle’s performance, but for your safety. The technicians at Ottohaus of Charleston are trained in Volkswagen brake repair and maintenance. Volkswagen car owners want only the best for their vehicle, without being overcharged or ill advised. If you are looking for the best in Volkswagen repair and service, call or visit Ottohaus of Charleston.