Volkswagen Brake Service Elgin IL
Do your brakes need service in the Chicago area? Then it sounds like you need a reliable team to perform that service for you. That team is Elgin Volkswagen. We can handle any brake service that you may need including brake pad replacement, brake line repair, brake caliper replacement, drum brake replacement, rotor replacement, and more. When you need Volkswagen brake service in Elgin, IL, we can help. Our team works on more than just VW vehicles. We can work on any make or model and we can get your brakes operating perfectly again.
You can schedule your service with the Elgin Volkswagen service department online today. You can also feel free to ask us any questions. We always want to help our customers and we are eager to answer any questions you may have about the service that you need. If you want to learn more about getting brake service from Elgin Volkswagen, then just keep reading.
How often do you need brake service?
Brake service varies from vehicle to vehicle and it also varies based on your driving style and the kind of driving that you do most often. However, we recommend getting your brakes checked with every maintenance visit. In general, though, pads should be replaced after 50,000 miles. Remember, this will vary.
Signs that you need brake service
Do you want to know how to tell if your brakes need service? Usually, you want to catch these things early, and that’s what our maintenance service inspections are for. However, there are a few things you can look out for to know if your brakes need service:
- Brakes squeak or squeal
- Steering wheel wobbles when braking
- Brake pedal feels mushy
- Brakes feel ineffective
If your brakes squeak after your car has been sitting for a while, especially if it has been damp, this can be normal as long as it goes away after a little while. This is from rotor rust which is perfectly normal. However, if your brakes always squeak when you depress them, that’s because there are metal tabs in your pads that are used as wear indicators. This is normal, but it means you should get your pads replaced as soon as possible.
Changing your pads when they need it is ideal to promote the longevity of your rotors. If your pads wear out, they can cause damage to your rotors leading to a more costly repair.