Stop Brake Squeal with Volkswagen Service in Seattle
The brakes are some of the most important safety features in your Volkswagen--and a squeal is not a sound they should be making. If you've noticed that your brakes start squealing when you step on the brake pedal, your VW likely needs brake pad replacements. This is because most modern brake pads are equipped with a special tab. When the brake pads wear out, this tab is exposed, and it makes a squealing noise when it comes into contact with the disc.
Why Is Brake Squeal Service Important?
If you leave your brake pads too long without being changed, you're asking for trouble. It's dangerous to drive with brake pads that are too worn out, since coming to a stop can take longer. However, it's not just dangerous to ignore this warning: it's expensive.
The squealing is a convenient money-saving warning. If you ignore it for very long, the brake pads themselves will be worn down to the metal backing. This means that the metal of the backing will press against the metal of the disc. This will warp and otherwise damage the rotors to the point that they need to be replaced.
How to Book a Service Appointment at Carter Volkswagen
You can schedule your service appointment right here on our website. Or, if you have questions before you arrive, give us a call at the phone number on the bottom of this page. We look forward to meeting you! If time is of the essence, feel free to stop in today without an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome at our service center, conveniently located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
The Carter Advantage Sets Us Apart From the Rest
With hassle-free loaner cars, free vehicle inspections, regular shuttle service, and complimentary Wi-Fi, you'll get more during every maintenance visit at Carter Volkswagen. We call it the Carter Advantage. It's our dedication to earning your business through friendly, knowledgeable service and a comfortable, connected waiting area. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing your Volkswagen is being cared for by the experts. It's why we think the Carter VW service department is an even better value than neighborhood mechanics and national service chains.