Vista Volkswagen Service Center
Includes: Pads or linings replacement. Check calipers, hoses, and hardware. Inspect master cylinder. Replenish brake fluid. Examine tire for irregular wear.
Sometimes it's nice to stop and smell the roses; other times, you literally need to stop to avoid an accident—and at Vista Volkswagen Pompano Beach, we're here to offer Brake Service and Repairs to help you come to a complete stop for virtually any situation. While you're here, we also help everything move seamlessly with our certified factory-trained professionals who understand all the intricate parts and angles of your Volkswagen vehicle—from a current Atlas to a decade-old Passat. To help further ensure quality, our service center also installs OEM parts to deliver the reliability Volkswagen vehicles are renowned for. So, don't let your screeching brakes put a halt on your safety—instead, schedule brake repairs and service at Vista Volkswagen Pompano Beach near Coconut Creek and let our technicians restore the safety and performance of your ride.
While your brakes consist of many parts, three main pieces play a massive role in helping you stop efficiently and safely without you losing control or damaging your car's components. First, you have your brake pads, which do exactly as the name implies—they offer padding for your discs, rotors, and calipers when they squeeze together to reduce wear and grinding-damage when you step on your stopping pedal.
Take a close look near your pads, and you'll spot circular discs called brake rotors—these pieces create friction when you hit the brakes to help you slow your wheel spin to assist you in coming to a full stop. Meanwhile, your brake calipers hold your stopping parts together and help create friction on your spinning wheels, helping you stop without excess forward roll. However, over time, these parts wear and become less effective as pieces chip off from touching moving parts so frequently, which is when you'll want to stop by for service and repairs.
The first (and most noticeable) symptom of a faulty stopping system is a loud screeching/grinding sound when you push your brake pedal since this is usually a sign of worn pads and your brake parts rubbing against each other. Usually, you'll want to schedule service soon, since the constant friction on your parts causes your components to chip and damage faster—leading to eventual problems with stopping.
The other obvious sign you'll need brake service is when you slide further than usual, since this indicates excess wear in your calipers—and isn't safe when you ride up on busy intersections. Before you have issues with sliding, you'll often feel minimal (if any) resistance when you push your brake pedal—sometimes, it even feels like you'll need to reach further to touch your pedal since a faulty stopping system can cause your pedal to drop lower to the floor. Either way, you'll want to schedule a repair before the issue progresses into worse problems with slowing down.
Lastly, do you feel a weird vibrating sensation in your car when you attempt to stop? This symptom is typically caused by warped rotors, and will eventually lead to brake issues if left unchecked—so schedule your rotor repair ASAP before your ride becomes unsafe.
As a good rule of thumb, you'll want to replace your rotors every 70,000 miles, since this is usually the point when the wear becomes excessive; however, note the exact number will vary based on your personal driving patterns. generally, you'll replace your rotors in pairs since your front rotors typically perform more work when helping you stop, which means you'll usually change out the front pair at a faster rate than you'll need to worry about your rear pair of rotors, otherwise, you'll feel the struggles with stopping in time. Also, note that warped rotors gain grooves, which will also result in your pads wearing faster, which eventually causes a chain-reaction of your full brake becoming damaged at a swift rate, requiring more auto repairs—so help yourself avoid the costs by staying on top of your rotor service.
In short, a brake flush is when a technician removes ALL current brake fluid from your system and replaces it with fresh and clean liquids, which helps you come to a stop more seamlessly. This works because brake fluid is the liquid that hydraulically pumps through your system when you push your brake pedal, sending force to your stopping system, which assists you in halting. Typically, you'll want a brake flush every 20,000 miles or two years to help you remove any fragments (from your rotors, pads, etc.) and contaminants from your braking system to help you continue to stop where you intend.
When it's time to schedule brake service, schedule an appointment at Vista Volkswagen Pompano Beach, and our certified factory technicians will work their hardest to restore your ride to its former glory. While you're here, let us know if you have any questions or need help with any automotive issues, and we'll assist in any way possible—after all, you're our top priority when you visit.