BRAKES


Brakes are important for you and your vehicle as they are designed to stop in the minimum stopping distance allowed. That is why it is important for your brakes to be checked regularly to ensure they are working efficiently. If your brakes are not maintained regularly, it could affect your stopping power and cause vibrations through your brake pedal.

Brake MaintenancePrice
Brake Fluid Change £69.00
Front Brake Pads* £154.00
Rear Brake Pads* £129.00
Front Brake Pads and Discs* £289.00
Rear Brake Pads and Discs* £264.00


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Why do brake pads or brake shoes and discs need changing on my car?

Every time you use your brakes in your vehicle your brake pads or brake shoes and discs are pushed together. They are separated by a piece of friction material that prevents the parts from rubbing against each other. The friction material is made from ceramic or semi metallic material which will wear out over time. When your brake pad material is low we will report this back to you informing you that your brakes need to be replaced.

However replacing the brake pads is not always enough to ensure that your braking system is working efficiently. Here are three common reasons as to why you may need to replace your discs as well as your brake pads or brake shoes.

  1. Worn brake pads increase the friction against the brake discs. This friction can result in the disc wearing too thin and overheating when heat is generated from the braking motion. This will affect the stopping power.
  2. Your brake discs are under additional pressure during heavy braking. This pressure over time can cause the friction material from the brake pad to become embedded into the brake disc. This creates an uneven surface on the brake disc that can be felt through the steering wheel and the brake pedal.
  3. When new brake pads are installed alongside worn, lipped or uneven discs the brake pads can wear out much faster than usual. You can also get a heavy vibration through the vehicle when braking.

Why does my car need a brake fluid change?

Brake fluid plays a crucial role within your braking system. Brake fluid itself must withstand temperatures of up to 230°C to ensure the efficient working of the brake system. However the fluid is hydroscopic, this means that it absorbs moisture. Over an extended period of time water can enter the brake system that turns into compressible vapour. This can affect your brakes efficiency, performance and can even cause the brakes to fail.

Our Price Promise*

You are welcome to bring us a like-for-like quote at check in from any garage within five miles and we will match it. The quote must include genuine Volkswagen parts. You cannot say fairer than that.

Fixed price servicing is available for all Volkswagen 3-15 years old, up to and including 2.0 litre engines (excludes electric models e-up! and e-Golf, hybrid models Golf GTE and Passat GTE and Phaeton and Touareg) following a time and distance fixed service regime.Selected jobs have further exclusions: -Front Brake Pads jobs:exclude performance models: Golf GTI, Golf R and Scirocco R-Rear Brake Pads jobs:exclude performance models: Golf GTI, Golf R and Scirocco R-Front Brake Pads and Discs:jobs exclude performance models: Golf GTI, Golf R and Scirocco R-Rear Brake Pads and Discs: jobs exclude performance models: Golf GTI, Golf R and Scirocco R-Cambelt with Water pump:job excludes up!And all petrol models.Minor Service, Major Service and MOT also available for Touareg (exclude V10 engines).We charge Volkswagen labour times for all jobs and all our prices are inclusive of parts, oil, labour and VAT.We only use Volkswagen genuine parts, which come with our two-year parts and labour warranty (after the manufacturer warranty has expired) excluding wear and tear items. Programme is valid from 15th October 2018 to 30th June 2019, and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [03/2019].

* Terms and conditions: Quotes must be produced in writing (email or printed) and quoted using only Volkswagen Genuine Parts (including personalised online quotes) - Volkswagen Genuine Parts have a 2-year parts and labour warranty on parts fitted (excluding wear and tear items). Part number must be included within the quote. We will only price match genuine quotations that are available to any member of the public at the garage's advertised rates and are free from special offers and negotiated discount. Like for like content of quote must be for exactly comparable work – we reserve the right to verify this. Quote must be presented within 30 days of original quote being issued and before any work is undertaken. Quote supplied must come from any VAT registered garage within a 5-mile driving distance from the participating Volkswagen Authorised Repairer's premises. Offer is for Retail customers only. Excludes Fleet servicing, maintenance and repairs, Volkswagen Accessories and Merchandise and Bodyshop work. Servicing or repair must be in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines. Oils and lubricants must meet or exceed the manufacturers specification for your vehicle.