Brakes are one of the most important parts of your car as they work to make sure you are able to stop as needed. Since your brakes are so important, you need to take the time to make sure you are having your brakes taken care of.
Brakes are a system that is not simple; there is a range of different services that do need to be done to keep your brakes in good working order. The first brake service you might have done is an inspection. Inspecting your brakes is often the first step to make sure that your brake is going to work when you need them to. Brake inspection is checking brake lines, the thickness of your brake pads, and making sure that the entire braking system is in good working order.
When your brake pads get to a certain thickness they are not going to be effective anymore and the calipers are going to instead clamp down directly on the rotors. When this happens it can cause damage to the rotors and can make it necessary to change your rotors. It is a good idea to replace the brake pads before this happens. At Hansel Volkswagen, we can replace your front brake pads and rear brake pads. With resurfacing your rotors, this often involves cleaning off the surface and removing any build-up that might have been deposited there by the brake pads.
Your brakes are the most important safety measure in your car. Without them, you cannot drive. That being said taking the time to have your brakes inspected or having them worked on can help get your car back in working order and can also help you to be sure you are going to be safe every time you get behind the wheel. Your brake pads, your brake lines, your rotors and more all need attention and all need to be serviced in order to make sure your car is safe every time you get behind the wheel.