Brake Safety

July 10th, 2021 by

How much attention do you pay to your brakes? At Cherry Hill Volkswagen, we want to make sure no one takes brake safety for granted.

We utilize our brakes day in and day out, and it is that very constant use that leads to so much wear and tear. Brake pads and brake discs get the brunt of the work. It may seem like overkill replacing pads and discs so often, but when you really think about the operation they are required to perform on a daily basis, it’s a small wonder they don’t need to be replaced more often.

It would be nice if there was some magical way to make your brake parts last forever, but heretofore, there is not. There are things you can do to extend the life of your pads and discs, however. It all depends on what kind of driver you are. Obviously, the less you use them, the longer they’ll last. But, how you use them can be just as important.

Zooming down the street and coming to a screeching halt is a wonderful way to ruin your brakes prematurely. Zooming down the street and coming to a gradual, controlled stop is a great way to prolong the life of your brakes, if you can figure out how to physically do that. The issue is friction. More friction, more wear and tear, and vice versa.

This isn’t meant to have you worrying about your brakes on every trip you take, but regular maintenance is definitely advised. Moreover, if you hear any peculiar noises or feel any strange pressure when applying the brakes, it’s a neon sign to come into Cherry Hill Volkswagen near Philadelphia. Our service technicians will replace your worn brake pads or discs with quality parts, giving you peace of mind, you can enjoy!

Our certified technicians know your car like none other. We only use factory direct parts for your Volkswagen. Schedule an appointment at our dealer today.

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