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Why choose Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta for all your VW brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta, our Service Center strives to properly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve all VW owners and are the first-rate location to service your VW car, truck or SUV in Atlanta and the greater metro room. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the first-rate appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a brisk multi-point inspection or alignment check, our unit will be more than cheerful to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be needed for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your VW brake service may include:

  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

How much do new brake pads cost?

Volkswagen brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Volkswagen. Contact Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta today at 770-629-9081 or schedule your brake service online.

VW Brake Specials near Atlanta

An industry leader in parts & service, we keep service advisers on standby ready to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta located near Atlanta is the highest-rated service & repair intermediate in a limited position to help you with all your automotive needs. Our VW team is experienced of diagnosing all problem your car may keep and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just good customer service which is why we are rated the remarkable brake repair shop in Alpharetta!

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your VW front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta for more information by dialing 770-629-9081 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Volkswagen Alpharetta our VW diagnostics are free during every visit.

Volkswagen Brake Specials

We're the highest-rated service department in Atlanta with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta offers the best prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Atlanta. Not only will you receive a decrease on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the many perks of doing business with Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 770-629-9081.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The VW brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and applies pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's exceedingly essential to keep VW brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your VW maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your VW braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your automobile to keep traction on the road at all times.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Volkswagen brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to activate the parking brake of your VW.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your VW brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected frequently for cracks and distinct symptoms of deterioration. Check your VW maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your VW rotors to slow or stop your automobile.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are copious types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Volkswagen Alpharetta find the premium type of brake rotors for your VW
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damages to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start warping them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from excessive heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Typically you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your VW as they tend to wear out quicker. VW rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of further factors. Schedule an appointment online with Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

How long do VW brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. VW rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your VW maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before the cause damage to other components of your VW brake system. Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 770-629-9081 or schedule an appointment online today!

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking VW Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Volkswagen brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are essential and need natural checking as they can wear over time
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear

How much does a Volkswagen Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Volkswagen to our dealership to make sure your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Volkswagen rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. As mentioned earlier, since we are adept to order parts directly from VW we can save you time and money replacing your rotors At Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta we'll own detectable of our VW technicians inspect your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate..

VW Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your VW has, but usually front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are typically under much less stress.

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a VW can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired.

Volkswagen Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for total four rotors to be replaced. This cost price incorporates labor and parts. At Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM parts directly from the manufacturer, we are trained to find parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or VW brake repair shops. We also specialize in VW brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the possibility of simply resurfacing your VW rotors comparatively than replacing them.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your VW rotors will often last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Volkswagen pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

VW Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your VW brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed typically. Consult your Volkswagen maintenance manual for information on accurate mileage intervals.You can even schedule your appointment online. For each brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our VW experts at Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta.

Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inAtlanta

We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Contact Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta when you need quality brake service in Atlanta GA. Our Volkswagen Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, bitter & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle.

VW Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your VW service manual for recommended maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should always have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad VW brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Volkswagen brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Volkswagen brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta if you experience any of the following:

  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • Your vehicle doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or noises occur during braking
  • It takes your vehicle longer distances to stop than normal
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual
  • You are over the number of miles that VW recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • Your automobile is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds