Volkswagen Genuine Brakes
Our brakes are adjusted according to engine performance, vehicle weight and your model's maximum speed. Your benefits: Long service life and braking comfort with minimum wear
Safe thanks to shorter braking distances.
The perfect fit as it is developed for your Volkswagen and tailored to its weight, performance and maximum speed.
Greater endurance and has been confirmed in complex practical tests under a wide variety of weather conditions and with up to 1,000 consecutive hard brakes on the test bench.
Full performance for your safety
To ensure that you stop safely, your brakes must give their all, withstanding enormous pressure and extreme temperatures.
Your brakes need to withstand 800 to 1,000 degrees when you drive downhill.
When you brake heavily, the brake horsepower is up to 883 kW (1,200 hp), thereby exceeding the engine performance many times over.
In full braking, the pads are pressed against the discs with a force of approx. 15,000 N, on average.
Indicator and warning lights for your brakes
Applied hand brake
If the hand brake is applied, release it. In the other cases, drive immediately to the next specialist to have the defect removed.
- Drive slowly.
- Adjust to longer braking distances.
- Pedal pressure may be higher.
To engage a gear
To engage a gear, depress the brake pedal.
Flashes: The locking button in the selector lever has not clicked into place.
Starting will be prevented. To engage a gear, depress the brake pedal and click the selector lever lock into place.
Brake pedal not depressed
Fully depress the brake pedal.
It's time to visit your Volkswagen Service Centre
Front brake pads worn.
Have all brake pads checked and replaced, where necessary.
Tips on all aspects of your brakes
Your brakes must be tailored exactly to your Volkswagen's engine performance, weight and top speed.
Have your brakes checked whenever you change your tyres. Plus: We recommend one check a year.
Change in pairs.
The brake discs and pads on one axle must be changed in pairs in each case. If they are more heavily worn on one side of the vehicle, your Volkswagen may pull to one side in an emergency braking situation.
Let the expert handle it.
Is your "Brake" control light flashing? Head off to your Volkswagen Partner - only trained specialists should work on your brakes.
Form economical teams.
In the interests of less wear and tear, brakes and pads should be matched exactly to one another.