Brake Services

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What Is Entailed with Brake Services

Although you might think brake service is as simple as replacing the brake pads when needed, brake services actually entail a bit more of a process than just removing the old brake pads and putting on new ones. Certainly when you think about what the brakes do you'll realize the importance of having the service conducted properly with a full inspection of the brake systems, draining and replacing the brake fluid, and repairing or replacing the rotors if necessary. The process assures your car remains safe with appropriate stopping power as intended.


Why Brakes Need Servicing

The easiest explanation of why brakes need servicing is they are designed to wear down over time. That's because they have to have a bit of "give" and flexibility in order to work smoothly. If this weren't the case, the brakes would be hard metal against hard metal, causing rough performance and horrible noises. Because of these concepts, brakes are also designed to be worked on with relative ease with all the parts being designed for quick replacement yet remain locked securely in place during normal use. It isn't expensive to have the brakes serviced according to schedule, but such a concept can change quickly if they aren't serviced and damage the vehicle wasn't designed for takes place.

What Happens When Brakes Aren't Properly Serviced

Due to the importance of brakes, there are redundant systems in place to assure they don't wear out completely without plenty of prior notice. The first thing that happens is a brake service light turns on in the dashboard letting the driver know a problem is starting to happen. Then a thin wire in the brake pad becomes exposed, causing a screeching noise by rubbing against the rotor when the brakes are applied. If the brakes aren't serviced soon, eventually the metal backing of the pads will begin to rub directly against the rotors, causing much more expensive damage and eventually lead to a complete failure, meaning the car won't have any way to stop other than to run into another object.

Using an Authorized Dealer for Maintenance and Repairs

Dealer conducted maintenance and repairs are important on today's modern cars, as different makes and models have different specification a dealer technician will be aware of, along with any warranty or recall information which might apply to the specific car or repair being conducted. An authorized dealer such as Tom Wood Volkswagen in Indianapolis, IN is going to be aware of what your car needs and the proper way to conduct the maintenance projects so you can get back on the road without further concerns.

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Complimentary Dealership Amenities

Tom Wood Volkswagen Amenities
Tom Wood Volkswagen Amenities
Tom Wood Volkswagen Amenities
Tom Wood Volkswagen Amenities

  • Volkswagen Tire Store offers a price-match guarantee.
  • Volkswagen Service Credit Card available
  • Nearby Tom Wood Collision Center in Indianapolis
  • Express service for routine maintenance
  • Free car washes for life - when you purchase a vehicle from us
  • Saturdays hours
  • Late-night drop-off hours
  • Large fleet of loaner vehicles
  • Shuttle service available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee
  • Children's play area
  1. Tom Wood Volkswagen

    4545 E. 96th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46240

    • Sales: (317) 705-7000
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Parts Hours

  • Monday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SundayClosed