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Volkswagen Brake Repair & Replacement In Fort Lauderdale, FL


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VW Brake Repair

If your VW vehicle is experiencing signs you need a brake job, schedule your VW brake service at our service center and brake shop today. The brakes on your new Volkswagen Atlas, for example, are a critical safety system. You never want to find yourself in a situation where you need your car’s brakes to be there, and they aren’t. For safety, following the factory schedule of brake pad inspection and replacement is essential to you, your passengers, and everybody sharing the road.

Signs You Need VW Brake Pads Service

There are a few indicators your car needs a brake job. If it’s been a while since your last brake job or you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, schedule your VW brake service right away. Common signs you need a brake job include:

  • Brakes squeak when slowing
  • Spongy or mushy brake pedal
  • Vibration in the brake pedal when pressed
  • Brake pedal is hard to press
  • Stopping the car takes longer than it used to
  • Your VW pulls to one side when you brake
  • Brake pedal goes straight to the floor when pressed

If any of these warning signs are happening to you or if there’s a warning light on the dashboard, you need a brake job. Another way to tell if you need brake service is a brake fluid leak. Leaking brake fluid is a serious safety hazard, and the car should not be driven until the brake leak is repaired. Hydraulic brakes require fluid pressure to apply the brakes. If there is no fluid or air in the system, the brakes won’t work.

VW Brake Repair in Fort Lauderdale, FL

When you bring your vehicle in for a Volkswagen brake service appointment, we’ll inspect all brake hardware, including pads, rotors, calipers, and hoses. We’ll also inspect the brake cylinder and fluid reservoirs to ensure everything is in proper order.

While we’re inspecting and repairing the VW brakes on your vehicle, it’s a great time to rotate your Volkswagen tires.

VW Brake Service Specials and Discounts

Before you schedule your Volkswagen brake replacement, check our website or call our service department for current specials on auto repair. We never want you to miss a money-saving opportunity, which is why we offer monthly promotions on common auto repairs, including Volkswagen brake repair specials and VW oil change coupons.

When Should I Schedule a Brake Job?

If it’s been a while since your car’s last brake service and you can’t remember how often you should get your brake pads replaced, call our service department. We can look up your service records and tell you if your car is due for any upcoming maintenance. We recommend changing VW brake pads every 10,000 to 20,000 miles.

The next time your car is due for an oil change or brake job, we can also test the health of your car’s battery to determine if a VW battery replacement is necessary.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much do brakes cost for a VW vehicle?

The cost of a brake pad replacement or other brake service can vary depending on your model, the type of brake pads installed, and warranty coverage. Because the cost can vary greatly, a call to our Gunther Volkswagen of Fort Lauderdale service department can help you get precise answers on the cost of your care. Alternatively, you can book an appointment for a diagnostic inspection or other service online.

How often do you need to change VW brake pads?

Like every vehicle make and model, your Volkswagen vehicle will need routine care and maintenance, especially regarding brake pad replacements. Typically, your car will need a brake pad replacement once every 25,000 to 50,000 miles or every two to five years, but this depends on how often you drive. Contact our team at Gunther Volkswagen of Fort Lauderdale to learn more about this timeline.

How do I know when my brakes need replacing?

As your brake pads wear down, you’ll typically notice a few symptoms and experience strange operating behavior. Among the most common signs that it’s time for a brake pad replacement are a spongy brake pedal, difficulty slowing down, and grinding or pulsating when engaging the braking system. When you notice these signs, consider rolling into our service center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for service, maintenance, or repairs.

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