Volkswagen Brakes & Rotors

Professional VW Brake Service in Augusta, ME

Brake Repair Service is Necessary for Safe Driving in Winthrop

It is a good idea to periodically have a service technician at O'Connor Volkswagen in Augusta repair your brakes to make sure your vehicle is working correctly. Regular brake repair service can even prevent an accident. Even minor problems with your brakes can cause an accident if you are not careful. You can avoid potential accidents by taking care of your brakes in Brunswick.

You will need to take your vehicle to our service department for testing when your brakes are malfunctioning. Make sure you check your brakes as soon as you hear squealing or scraping noises, or you experience jittery braking when coming to a stop. Worn-out brakes will not function properly. Our qualified service technician can examine your brakes and point out the problems that need repairing.

The Importance of Brake and Rotor Repair in Winthrop

Over time, your brakes and the parts associated with them will wear out, and this can make driving in Brunswick dangerous because worn brakes can eventually fail.

Rotors do not wear out as quickly as other parts of the brake, such as the brake pads. However, they are critical in providing a grip for brake pads. Furthermore, if they are damaged, they can also cause the brake pads and calipers to wear out more quickly.

Why You Need Genuine Parts

We match parts to the weight and model of your Volkswagen. Other parts are not optimized for your particular vehicle. Genuine parts can provide you with peace of mind that you have the best and most compatible brake and rotor parts in place. Quality parts will work better and last longer in Waterville conditions.

Parts of the Braking System

There are several types of braking systems, brake pads, and rotors. These include:

  • Hydraulic, mechanical, or electromagnetic braking systems
  • Ceramic brake pads
  • Non-, low-, or semi-metallic brake pads
  • Non-asbestos organic brake pads
  • Blank and smooth, drilled, slotted, or drilled and slotted rotors

Brake Repair Intervals

You generally need to repair or replace your brakes every 50,000 miles in Waterville and Lewiston-Auburn. This recommendation will differ based on the type of brakes you have, how you drive your vehicle, and where you live.

Some types of brakes can wear out faster than other types of brakes. Experiencing stop-and-go traffic while frequently pressing hard on the brakes will wear down the brakes faster than gradually braking to a stop. Also, brakes can wear out faster if you live in a mountainous area with winding roads. Check your owner's manual for details about repairing or replacing your brakes.

Brakes will wear out and need repairs sooner than you may think. If you live in the Rockland area, contact O'Connor Volkswagen if you have questions or concerns about your vehicle's brake performance.

Schedule For Maintenance and Replacement

The model and mileage of your vehicle are among the factors that will determine when you need maintenance. Your manual should offer a guide to a maintenance and replacement schedule, and if you still are unsure, you can always give us a call.

There are also signs that your brakes or your brake parts may be wearing out. If you notice these signs, you should take your vehicle in for repair. There are unusual noises when you brake, such as a grinding sound and a vibration in your steering wheel or brake pedal.

You can visit us near Lewiston-Auburn and Rockland for all your Volkswagen brake servicing needs.

  1. O'Connor Volkswagen

    188 Riverside Drive
    Augusta, ME 04330

    • Sales: (207) 622-6336
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