The modern Volkswagen Beetle’s brakes have come a long way from the drum brake of the classic Beetle. The Beetle has ABS, which can help keep the car under control in bad weather or other slippery conditions. Instead of difficult to maintain drum brake, the new Beetle has disk brakes on all four wheels, and the two brake disks on the front are essentially two disks each with a ventilating area in between.
This design of disk allows it to cool more efficiently. Heat is the byproduct of braking.
The brake pad is squeezed against the brake rotor and this friction causes the forward momentum of the car to be transformed into heat. It is important that the brakes be able not only to absorb heat, but also disperse it, allowing braking to continue. Too much heat, and the brake fluid can boil within the system, causing a drastic drop in brake pressure and leading to a loss of brakes. The Volkswagen’s brake rotors can warp if they are thin and get too hot. They can even fracture if their replacement is left too long. Performance brake pads can work under higher temperatures, although some materials will not work as well at lower temperatures. You should research your brakes carefully before installing aftermarket pads or rotors. Proper maintenance of the Volkswagen Beetle’s brakes is essentially to safety. Inspect the pads and rotors every time you remove the wheels and replace the disks and pads before they become too thin to be effective. Change the brake fluid regularly and bleed the air out of the system properly. Brake fluid should be changed a minimum of every two years. You can order all of your replacement or aftermarket Volkswagen Beetle brake parts from our online catalogue, and a number of brake-specific tools as well. Browse through our catalogue and see what we have.So don’t neglect your safety, and keep your brakes in good condition and have your new parts shipped right to your home.