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Braking for Brakes

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

It goes without saying, brakes are important—incredibly important. Without them, of course, you will not be able to slow down and stop. It is recommended that brakes, including pads and rotors, be replaced before there are none left as wearing them down too much can cause other issues.

old brakes needing replaced

cleaned, lubricated, and inspected

When installing new brakes on your Volkswagen or Audi, we clean, inspect, and lubricate the braking system, which includes the slide pins, carriers, caliper pistons, and wheel hubs upon reassembly and we always change both pads and rotors. Doing so allows them to wear in together properly. Other automotive repair shops may offer a partial brake job, but that is not something we recommend because it does not allow the system to reach 100% stopping power compared to that of a full brake job.

reassembled with new pads and rotors

There is no set schedule or mileage that dictates when you will need to replace your brakes, but there are several factors aside from actual wear, including the previous climate the vehicle was in and the current one, accrued rust on the brakes from sitting for extended periods of time, or you may feel shaking or hear squealing or scraping when the brakes are applied, which is why we thoroughly inspect the braking system during our multi-point safety inspection each time you bring your vehicle in for service.

If you suspect that you have faulty brakes, perhaps your vehicle does not stop properly, or you hear an odd and worsening noise when the brakes are applied, do not wait to have your brakes inspected.

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