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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Volkswagen Auto Repair, Do Your Brakes Need Repairs on your VW?

Don't Take Chances With Your Brakes - Repair Them Now!
Brake repairs
- critical?
Of course! Your brakes keep your family safe.
Brake repairs
and parts for Volkswagens - expensive? You bet! Brake rotors for import cars, unlike domestics, are built with minimal thicknesses to save weight - meaning they can't be "turned"; they must be replaced.
Brake rotors for imports are also more sensitive to warping from heat, and overheated brakes are the second most common cause of failure (first is wear-and-tear).

Save money on Volkswagen brake repairs and parts with these tips:
Use Your Eyes & Ears to Inspect Your Volkswagen's Brakes
Visually inspect your brakes' condition at least every six months.

When installing a new fuel pump to avoid fuel system problems in your Volkswagen:
Tip #1: Whether a fuel pump is mounted inside a fuel tank or externally, the inside of the tank should always be inspected and cleaned if rust or debris is found in the pump or filter. Replacing a pump without cleaning a dirty tank will doom the new pump to premature failure.
Tip #2: If you're replacing an in-tank fuel pump, always disconnect the battery to prevent any unwanted sparks. Then drain the tank before removing the tank straps and opening the pump's retaining collar. Keep all flames and sparks away!
Tip #3: When installing the new fuel pump, always replace the filter screen and use a new O-ring or gasket for the sealing collar.
Tip #4: Do not "test" a new pump before it has been installed by jumping it. Running a pump in a dry condition with no fuel to lubricate it risks damaging it. Do not run the pump until fuel has been added to the tank. Also, replace any braided or rubber fuel lines that are flaking or cracked with the correct type of EFI hose.

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