Brake Service in Waldorf


Get Your Brakes Serviced at Ourisman Volkswagen of Waldorf

Your brakes are a crucial part of your Volkswagen's performance. While it can be easy to overlook your brakes, you need to make sure that they are working correctly to optimize the safety and performance of your SUV or sedan. Here at Ourisman Volkswagen of Waldorf, we are prepared to take care of your brake service to ensure that your and your family get to your destinations safely.

How Often Should I Service My Brakes?

In general, we recommend changing your brakes pads every 25,000 to 75,000 miles. We know that this is a pretty big range of numbers, but changing your brake pads largely depends on your driving habits. Other factors may include the make and model of your car and temperature fluctuations. If you want to know for sure whether you need your brakes serviced, be sure to visit our service center near Washington DC for a quick brake check. We'll make a recommendation based on your needs to ensure the best brake performance possible.

Signs Your Brakes Need to be Serviced

If you go without routine brake service, you're going to start noticing some things. Ideally, you shouldn't experience any of these problems; however, be sure to visit our service center for immediate brake service if you do. To get the best performance and safety out of your Volkswagen, you need to make sure that your brakes are in good working order. Here's a look at some common signs that your brakes are in dire need of repairs:

Poor Braking Power

Since your brakes degrade slowly over time, poor braking power may be difficult to notice at first. But if you determine that it's taking far too long to come to a stop as you're driving around Alexandria, be sure to get your brakes serviced at our location near Arlington.

Increased Brake Noise

Squeaking, squealing, grinding - if you hear a noise coming from your brakes, chances are things aren't looking too good. As time goes on, your brake pads will become worn down through constant braking, causing the metal parts underneath to rub against the brake rotor. If you hear any noise as you brake, this is likely the culprit.

Vibration When Braking

If you notice excessive vibration as you brake, head over to our service center immediately. This is a tell-tale sign that your brake rotors are warped, causing poor braking performance and making it unsafe to drive your car around Silver Spring. If you continue to notice vibration as you drive to your destinations, get your brakes service at our location in Waldorf as soon as possible.

Vehicle Pulls When Braking

Now, this is something that you're sure to notice. As you brake, does your car tend to pull to one side or the other? It doesn't take an expert mechanic to see that this is totally abnormal. If your Volkswagen does that, then your car's wheels may need to be aligned. Alternatively, you may have debris in your brake fluid, which requires your brake fluid to be flushed and replaced.

Schedule Your Brake Service Today

At Ourisman Volkswagen of Waldorf, we know how important safety is. Whether you're driving solo to work or bringing the family along for a nice weekend getaway, you need to make sure that your Volkswagen has the braking power needed to get you there safely. If it's time for your brakes to be serviced, be sure to schedule your service online today. If you have any questions about brake service or anything else, don't hesitate to contact us right away so that we can answer any questions you may have.