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Brake Parts

Brake Parts for Classic VW Volkswagen Beetle
We have been offering parts for the classic Beetle restorer ever since 1974.

Beetles before 1967 have four-wheel drum brakes. After 1967, Beetles were made with disc brake systems. We have replacement parts for both brake systems, and we also offer disc brake conversion kits incase you want to upgrade your Beetle brake system.

Stopping is important, so we do recommend diligent brake maintenance and when you see warning signs, we recommend that you check your brake system immediately. We offer brake shoes, brake calipers, brake fluid reservoirs and hardware to facilitate brake replacement and installation.

For drum brake systems, we offer master cylinders, wheel cylinders, drums, brake shoes, brake hoses, and other replacement parts.

If you're interested in converting your car to a disc brake system, we offer 4- and 5-lug conversion kits.

You will find Beetle brake parts listed on the links at the right. Not sure which component of your brake system is causing a problem? Here's a quick guide:

  • Your brake light on the instrument panel lights up. If this light goes on, your brake system needs a check-up. Don’t wait to get your brakes checked, even if it seems like your Beetle is operating fine. The light could be telling you that the hydraulic pressure is low in the brake circuit, which means your brake line or master cylinder could need replacing. In this case, your pedal will lower closer to the floor while braking and it will take you longer to stop.
  • Your pedal goes half-way to the floor before the brakes kick in. This means that your brakes need adjusting or there could be air trapped in the system. As your foot lowers on the pedal, you should feel the car slowing to a stop gradually.
  • You have to pump the brakes to stop the car. You’ve been putting off your brake adjustment for way too long.
  • Your pedals feel soft, not firm. You could have air in your brake system, so you may need to “bleed the brakes” and get rid of any air bubbles in the pipes or brake hoses.
  • You see a wet spot on the inside of your tire. This probably means you have a leak in your wheel cylinder and it must be replaced. If you replace one, we recommend replacing the other even though it may not be leaking.
  • You hear a high-pitched squeal when braking. Your brake shoes or drums may be worn out.
  • Note: Front brakes do most of the work when it comes to stopping your Bug. So expect front brakes to wear out 2 to 3 times faster than your rear brakes.

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Available products in this category

Brake Bleeder Valves, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Calipers and Caliper Repair Kits, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Conversion to Disc System and Disc Parts, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Cylinders, Master & Wheel Cylinders and Parts, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Drums, Brake Shoes, Reservoirs, etc., Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Fluid Reservoirs, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Hoses, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Line Kits, Metal, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Line Parts, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Master Cylinders, Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Shoes & Hardware , Volkswagen Beetle
Brake Switches, Volkswagen Beetle
BRAKES and BRAKE PARTS, Volkswagen Beetle
Disc Brake Parts and Conversion Kits, Volkswagen Beetle
Hand Brake Parts, Volkswagen Beetle
Switches: Brake and Backup Lights, Volkswagen Beetle
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