Archive for March, 2018

How to Check Brake Pads for Wear and Tear

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
auto mechanic at car suspension repair work

Schedule Brake Repair

A vehicle’s brake pads are an important part of its overall safety, and Santa Monica drivers need to rest assured you know when to replace brake pads. If you don’t do this at the right time, your brake pads could be so worn away that they do not provide you with the same stopping power, which leaves you and your passengers at risk. Instead of doing this, follow the information below to learn how to check your brake pads and keep your new or pre-owned model running efficiently with safety in mind.

Steps to Check Your Brake Pads

Most service centers include a brake inspection with their general service, but some do not. As a Beverly Hills driver, it’s important for you to know how to check your brake pads so you can keep your vehicle working properly. In addition, a brake pad change cost is much lower than a full brake replacement, so checking them often is recommended.

  • Feel your brake: When driving, pay attention to how your brake feels to your push. If the brake pad is worn out, your brake may send a vibration from the brake to your steering wheel.

  • Look at the wheel: When your brake pads start to wear, it will create a dust on your wheels. If you notice there is no dust on your wheels, it could mean your brake pad is completely worn out, which is a big safety risk.

  • Look at the brake pad: Some vehicles allow you to see the brake pad by looking through the wheel. If it seems to be very thin, then it’s a good idea to replace it.

  • Listen: When your brake pads are worn down, you’ll notice your brakes make a squeaky sound when pressed. If you notice this, have your brake pads replaced.

Get Service Help from Volkswagen Santa Monica

If you’re interested in having your brake pads replaced or in the market for a new vehicle, check out Volkswagen Santa Monica. Our team offers incredible vehicle service , whether you need your brake pads replaced or you notice a service warning light on your dash. And if you’re in the market for a new Volkswagen model , we have a great selection to choose from. Visit us today!

Is the Volkswagen CC still produced?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Side View of Silver 2017 Volkswagen CC

The Volkswagen CC, which debuted back in 2008, has a pleasing blend of style, refinement, and performance, offering an entry-level luxury car at a price that is much lower than the marque luxury brands. The production of the CC ended in 2017. However, Volkswagen has a replacement for the CC — the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, which will go on sale in the fall of 2018. (more…)

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Wins Motorweek Best Large Utility Award

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Man Standing next to a White 2018 VW Atlas

The 2018 VW Atlas — an all-new three-row crossover SUV — is an impressive addition to the Volkswagen model lineup, for it’s perfectly suited for adventurous American families, with its abundance of interior space, advanced connectivity and safety features, smooth ride, and advanced all-wheel drive technology. The new Atlas has been heralded by critics, with it earning numerous automotive awards, including the recent Best Large Utility in the 2018 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. (more…)

2018 Easter Events and Egg Hunts near Santa Monica CA

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Easter Eggs and Wood Blocks that Spell out Easter

Come see what the Easter Bunny left behind at these 2018 Easter events and egg hunts in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

Get a $1,000 Bonus for the 2018 Tiguan or Atlas at the Sm;)e It’s Spring Sale

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Volkswagen Smile It's Spring Sales Event Title, 2018 VW Tiguan, and 2018 VW Atlas

2018 March Volkswagen Smile It’s Spring Sale Santa Monica CA

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, it’s also a good time to get a great deal on a new Volkswagen. For our “Smile It’s Spring” sale, we have low prices and favorable financing and lease terms on many of our new Volkswagen models, including a $1,000 bonus for the all-new 2018 Tiguan and 2018 Atlas. (more…)