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If you are not exactly sure what your brake calipers do and how to take care of them, you are not alone. Despite the minimum attention this part receives, brake caliper service still needs to be a part of your routine maintenance plan for your Volkswagen, and it is generally incorporated into mileage-based brake checkups or larger reviews and care of the braking system. At Carolina Volkswagen, we are always here to help you take excellent care of your investment and stay safe on the roadways of North Carolina.
The process of stopping your vehicle all starts with your brake fluid putting more pressue behind your press. The caliper then uses that strength to move the brake pad against the rotor. Repetitive stops and high heat can contribute to caliper wear, and you may experience reduced stopping ability or a feeling that your brake pads are constantly pressing lightly.
A standard service for brake calipers features an inspection component where our technicians search for heat damage as well as rust spots generated by negative weather events, winter salt or moisture development elsewhere in the system. If we identify an issue, we can provide a change with new OEM Volkswagen brake calipers. Sometimes a change is not necessary, and we may focus on lubricating the slide pins or cleaning the calipers.
The wear your brake calipers experience can vary greatly based on the weather where you regularly drive, the type of traffic you usually motor in and more. At a twice-annual brake inspection, we can look for common problems and identify things that may need to be addressed at a subsequent checkup, such as salt deposit build-up or damage from foreign objects. Our cleaning process keeps your slide pins lubricated to make sure the caliper is able to move back and forth easily as you brake.
Your location and driving habits help inform how often you need caliper service. Many calipers need to be serviced every two years or sooner. In your two times per year brake inspection, we can assist with this, and you can always review your maintenance manual for best practices for your model.
If you need Volkswagen service, Carolina Volkswagen provides comprehensive care from the best-certified technicians you will find. We offer convenient online booking and a full slate of amenities for your visit day. With our Saturday service hours, you can always find an appointment time that suits your schedule.
Carolina Volkswagen, East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA