Automotive service is one inevitable responsibility that comes with owning a vehicle. Many key components of a vehicle need to be serviced at some point; oil changes should occur every 3,000 to 7,500 miles depending on the oil used, tire rotations should occur every 5,000 miles, transmission fluid should be flushed every 30,000 miles and the list goes on. Brake service is one very important form of maintenance, as brakes play a primary role in each interaction with the vehicle. Without brakes, a vehicle is simply unsafe and undriveable. This is why it is important to stay up to date on brake pad service. If your Volkswagen needs its brakes replaced in or around New Port Richey, FL, bring it to the experts at Volkswagen of New Port Richey.
The manufacturer recommended service interval for each vehicle is listed in its owner’s manual, but typically, most manufacturer’s recommend having brakes serviced every 50,000 miles. Brakes are designed to make noise, as they have a squealer, or piece of metal, that scrapes against the rotor once brake pads wear down to an unsafe level. Other symptoms that indicate when brake pads should be replaced include the vehicle grinding or vibrating while braking, a soft brake pedal, and leaking brake fluid. If you notice these symptoms occur on your vehicle, schedule a service appointment today.
If you have driven more than 50,000 or 60,000 miles since your vehicle had its last transmission flush, you should consider scheduling one soon. If you go too long with out having your vehicle’s transmission flushed, it may become damaged and need to be repaired. For this reason, the best practice is to follow the suggested maintenance interval listed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. Schedule a service appointment in the New Port Richey, FL area at Volkswagen of New Port Richey online, at our dealership or by calling 833-905-0379 today.