Your brakes are a part of your vehicle you may not put a lot of thought into, but that you always want to work properly. With properly working brakes, you and your family can cruise safely in and around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, for years to come.
How do you know when your brakes are in need of repair? To help you learn more about your brakes and when repairs are needed, we at McDonald Volkswagen have created this brake guide. After reading, contact us to schedule your brake repair!
When a road trip or night out on the town is planned, you likely can’t wait to hit the road. While you’re always eager to start your adventure, bringing your Volkswagen to a complete stop is just as important. Properly working and healthy brakes are essential to safe stops.
The brake system of your Volkswagen is made up of several different parts:
Brake pedal: Your brake pedal is the only braking component inside your car. When you press on your brake pedal, hydraulic fluid flows through a cylinder. From there, it reaches another cylinder that squeezes your brake pad.
Brake pad: Brake pads act like a sandwich to the brake rotors. When pressing on the brake pedal, the brake pads will squeeze together and cause friction to help slow down your car.
Calipers: This piece connects the brake pads to the brake rotors.
Brake rotors: This is the final part of the brake system. Once pressure and friction are applied to the rotor, this friction helps slow down the wheel and brings you to a stop.
As you can see, there are many different components that make up your vehicle’s braking system. Each component is equally as important as the other, so maintaining good health of each component is essential.
If you notice vibrations in the steering wheel, spongy brakes, or squeaking when you brake, it is likely time for a brake repair. Luckily for you, our state-of-the-art on-site service center is equipped with a team of highly skilled Volkswagen technicians.
Having a skilled technician work on your brake repair means you’ll likely spend less time waiting for repairs to be made and more time cruising the town. That’s because our technicians understand the components of your vehicle like the back of their hand. They’ll put their years of experience and knowledge to the test when it comes to fast and efficient service.
Thanks to our flexible service hours, repairing your brakes is done completely on your terms. Use our online scheduler to reserve your early-bird, evening, or Saturday appointment.
Your brakes play a vital role in the safety of you and your passengers. At the first sign that something isn’t quite right, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to a trusty mechanic. For fast service that’ll get you back to your normal routine, visit us at McDonald Volkswagen.
Contact us by phone or online to schedule your brake repair today!
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