Volkswagen owners choose us for certified brake services because we have a comprehensive brake service menu performed according to Volkswagen service quality. Plus, our certified technicians have hands-on experience servicing the braking system on your Volkswagen model. We only install genuine OEM replacement parts that are backed by a warranty unless requested otherwise by you. You may be able to save on your Volkswagen model’s next brake service by checking our current service specials available this month. Contact us today to schedule brake service at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside.
Brake System Inspection
Brake system inspections are recommended frequently to monitor components that require maintenance as needed. This naturally promotes safety by servicing the brake components before condition/performance decline. When you visit us for a brake inspection, one of our certified technicians will measure the thickness of the brake pads and check the calipers, rotors, fluid, hoses, hardware, and master cylinder for wear.
Brake pads are a resin-bonded metallic composite designed to create stopping resistance. Brake pads generate resistance to vehicle motion when pressed against the rotors attached to the wheels. This powerful pressing action defined by thousands of pounds of pressure ensures that high-friction brake pads wear down incrementally. Brake pad replacement is necessary when they measure 3-4mm. You can choose to have your front, rear, or all brake pads replaced when scheduling service.
Brake rotors have a disc that should be flat with maximum surface available for generating maximum friction. Resurfacing service restores the disc’s flatness by removing the minor cracks and grooves. Deeper grooving or warping requires rotor replacement service.
When you press on the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid transfers stopping energy through the braking system. Brake fluid requires an exchange service because it can absorb moisture from the air. Absorbing moisture leads to water collecting, boiling, and compressing within the brake lines. Since too much water ruins brake fluid and risks safety, Volkswagen recommends changing the brake fluid every three years regardless of miles.
Schedule Brake Service at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, IL
Brake inspections are available at the Service Xpress lane without an appointment. Volkswagen drivers in Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Bolingbrook, and Cicero, IL schedule brake services online at any time. Some customers schedule appointments by calling when the service department is open.