Every Volkswagen needs routine brake maintenance to ensure safe and powerful braking when you need it most. Customers from Wilmette, Northfield, Skokie, and Morton Grove, IL can visit us for certified Volkswagen brake services. Your service will be completed with genuine OEM parts installed by certified technicians. Every brake service includes a complimentary multi-point inspection. We offer regular coupons to save on brake service and parts at Jennings Volkswagen.
The brake system has several components susceptible to wear and tear that can threaten safe braking. We always recommend getting an inspection as quickly as possible if you notice any of these trouble signs:
The braking system requires routine inspections at major service intervals, and unplanned inspections if problems develop between scheduled inspections. A certified technician will review the braking components to identify problems for corrective maintenance including brake pads, calipers, rotors, fluid, lines, and hardware.
Brake pads are a high-friction material essential for generating stopping power. The powerful clamping into rotors defined by extreme friction and heat causes brake pads to wear out. Brake pad replacement service installs new brake pads with a braking system inspection. Our brake service menu includes front, rear, and all brake pad replacements.
The wheels are connected to brake rotors with a flat disc for generating resistance. The best rotors have a perfectly flat disc for maximum surface area creating resistance. Rotors eventually lose integrity as the disc’s flatness is compromised by cracking, grooving, and warping. Brake rotors are often resurfaced to remove minor cracking/grooving. Rotors with excessive damage must be replaced when resurfacing cannot restore specifications.
Hydraulic brake fluid transfers stopping power from the master cylinder into the calipers that squeeze brake pads into rotors. Brake fluid requires routine inspections and exchange service at the recommended interval, or sooner if it’s contaminated or leaking.
You can secure a brake service appointment by phone or at the online service scheduler. We have a courtesy transportation shuttle, loaners, and Uber/Lyft services to provide much-needed transportation during service. Our comfortable waiting area has business workstations, a children’s play zone, and a quiet room.