New Brakes for My Volkswagen – When Do I Get Them?

Braking system is crucial in all vehicles. No matter which brand or model of vehicle you own and how fast you drive, how efficient is your brake system is the most important factor. The same is true if you own a Volkswagen. Having a reliable braking system is a matter of life and death. With so many intruders on the streets the chances of accidents are really high nowadays and so having good brakes in your Volkswagen can ensure that you as well as the intruder are safe.

Your Volkswagen Is Speaking To You

However, the braking system in a Volkswagen needs to be replaced with time. The brake pads and brake rotors wear out or degenerate due to rash driving habits, environmental conditions, and quality of materials in braking system. So checking and keeping them in prime condition is paramount. So how do you know that it is time for a Volkswagen brake replacement? Here are some indicators that you need to look out for that shows it is time for a Volkswagen brake replacement:

  • Wear Sensors

    Your Volkswagen is a smart vehicle and has wear sensors installed in the front wheel’s braking system. If the VW brake warning light is lit up on your car’s dashboard then it indicates that you have done approximately 3000 miles to go for a Volkswagen brake replacement for the front brakes. Very smart indeed! However, the rear brakes do not have these sensors so keep on the watch for the below symptoms.

  • Brake Pedals Vibrate

    While applying the brake if the brake pedals vibrate or jerk then there is an issue with the rotors. Usually, braking should be smooth and if car jerks then it is time to check the braking system and probably replace it.

  • Strange Sounds

    If one day your Volkswagen starts making noise that you have never heard before like squeaking or grinding, then probably the braking pads and rotors are damaged and need immediate replacement. Especially, if it is a grinding sound then the brake pads need to be checked.

  • Slow Braking

    If you hit the brakes and it takes time for them to be applied, then there is probably an air or liquid leak in the breaking system once again asking for a replacement.

  • Pulling In One Direction

    Sometimes your car can pull to one direction when you brake. Usually, this happened if the brakes are work out or if there is a problem with the fluids.

  • Looks Worn Out or Thin

    The brakes of a Volkswagen can be checked without driving. You can do a physical examination of the brakes to check if these are worn out. If they are then it is time for Volkswagen brake replacement.

    These are some indications that your Volkswagen may be giving you, calling out for help and a Volkswagen brake replacement. So have your eyes and ears open to these symptoms and ensure that you get a Volkswagen brake replacement from an authorized VW service center in time so that you are safe and secure in your vehicle.

If you do not come across these symptoms for a long time then remember as a general rule that brake pads need to be replaced after every 50,000 miles on an average. This can be overlooked by VW owners so ensure that with every VW service the braking system, brake pads, brake fluids and brake rotors are checked and replenished by the VW servicing professional so that they can remain in prime condition. Remember, safe brakes means safe life and an enjoyable driving experience!

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