The brake system of your vehicle plays a critical part in your overall safety and driving experience. Comprised of various components, such as sensors and mechanical parts that work in unison to help to react to sudden stops and or safely slow your car during rush hour traffic, it is imperative to ensure the braking system is working at its optimal levels.
When the braking system is serviced at LaFontaine Volkswagen, the following process is followed by our factory-trained product specialists:
Initial braking system inspection — in order to discover the current condition of the braking system, the brake lights, brake pedals, parking and other components such as the brake pads, rotors, and critical components are thoroughly inspected. Any worn parts will be replaced and any additional repairs that may be necessary will be brought to your attention.
Rotor inspection— the rotors of your vehicle are carefully inspected for cracks caused by heat, noticeable scratches or grooves. If any leaks are discovered or damage to the rotor is discovered, repairs will be required to prevent brake failure and further damage.
Brake Pads — without timely brake pad replacement service, the surface of the brake pads can wear completely away, leaving the metal of the calipers, discs or rotors exposed.
Caliper inspection — an inspection of the drums, brake shoes and wheel cylinders are completed. Any issues discovered during this process such as leaking steel brake lines or an ABS issue will result in additional repairs.
A tell-tell sign your brakes may be in need of service is the sound of grinding, screeching or squeaking during braking. You may also notice when the brake is depressed, stopping distances are much longer. Additionally, you may notice the brake warning light is illuminated on the dashboard which indicates a potential problem or needs for service.
Failing to have your brakes serviced at the recommended service intervals or at the first sign of trouble can affect tread ware longevity, causing them to wear out quickly, create damage to the suspension and damage to critical supporting components. Worn brake pads cause a negative effect on the calipers which are a critical braking system component.
The factory-trained and certified technicians at LaFontaine Volkswagen, located in Wayne County, MI, are highly trained to service all Volkswagen makes and models and use genuine OEM parts that include an iron-clad labor warranty. Our state-of-the-art facility is opened during hours Monday – Saturday for your convenience. Our assured service pricing guarantee will ensure your services are competitively priced to save you money.
Call our service department today to schedule an appointment for your next service! We proudly serve the Detroit, Taylor, and Westland, MI areas.
You can’t just trust any old service shop when you need car maintenance or repair for your VW. You need a state-of-the-art service center with expert technicians that are dedicated to your vehicle’s health and brand. Put our expert service techs to work for you by scheduling a service appointment at LaFontaine Volkswagen of Livonia near Detroit, Taylor, and Westland, MI.