Brake Repair

Stop on a Dime With Expert Brake Repair & Services

We understand the importance of reliable brakes at Hans Wittler’s Automotive. That’s why Hans Wittler’s Automotive offers expert brake repair and services to keep you safe on the road. 

Brakes are an essential component of any modern vehicle. German cars, in particular, rely on high-quality brakes that provide a smooth stop-and-start on various surfaces.

At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we proudly offer first-class brake services to German vehicles in Albuquerque, NM, and nearby areas. We take a people-first approach in all our services with white-glove, high-touch, uncompromising service quality.

Contact us today to book your service or for inquiries.

Brake Repair and Services

For German Vehicles

Hans Wittler’s Automotive provides a wide array of brake repair and maintenance services, specifically for various makes and models of German vehicles.

Our experienced technicians are trained to work on Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen. We use only high-quality parts and equipment for our brake repairs and stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee.

Some brake services we offer at our shop include:

We perform thorough brake inspections to identify any issues or potential problems with your brake system. This includes checking brake pads, rotors, calipers, hoses, and other components.
Worn brake pads can cause noise and reduce braking performance. Damaged or worn brake calipers can cause uneven braking and potentially dangerous situations.
Brake rotors can become warped or worn down over time, leading to uneven braking and noise. Our team can do rotor resurfacing or replacement to restore your car’s braking performance.
Brake fluid is a crucial component of your braking system; it can become contaminated or degraded over time. We do this service using only approved fluids to keep your brakes working properly and prevent future issues.
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) can malfunction, leading to potential safety issues. If you have a faulty ABS, contact our team, and we can diagnose and fix it.


A parking brake that doesn’t hold can be a safety hazard. To prevent such a thing, we’ll adjust or repair your parking brakes to ensure they work as they should.
Brake lines can become corroded, damaged, or leaky over time, leading to loss of brake pressure or even brake failure. You should replace them with new lines that can withstand the brake fluid’s high pressures and corrosive effects.
If you need help determining what brake services your German vehicle needs, Hans Wittler’s Automotive team would be happy to help. Call us today to schedule a diagnostic and get to the bottom of your brake issues.

Signs You Need

Brake Repair & Services

Like all vehicle parts, brakes wear down over time and require timely repair and continuous maintenance. It’s crucial to be mindful of several signs so you know your brakes need immediate attention.

Here are some signs that your German vehicle needs a brake service:

Squeaking or Grinding Noise

A squeaking or grinding noise when you apply the brakes is a common sign that your brake pads are worn down and must be replaced. Ignoring this noise can lead to more severe damage to your brake system, potentially resulting in costlier repairs.

If you feel vibrations or shaking in the steering wheel or brake pedal when you brake, it could be a sign of warped brake rotors. This can cause uneven braking and reduce your ability to stop quickly in an emergency.

If your brake pedal feels soft or spongy, there could be a problem with the brake lines or master cylinder. This can result in reduced braking performance and potentially dangerous situations on the road.

Many German vehicles are equipped with a warning light on the dashboard that will illuminate if there is a problem with the braking system.

If you notice that your vehicle is taking longer to stop, your brake pads may already be worn down, or there is a problem with your brake system.

A burning smell when you apply the brakes signifies overheating, indicating a problem with the brake pads, calipers, or rotors.

This usually manifests as a puddle of fluid under your vehicle. Brake fluid is crucial to the proper functioning of your braking system; a leak can lead to reduced braking performance and potentially dangerous situations.

If you experience any of these signs, have your German vehicle immediately inspected by a brake professional. At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, our experienced technicians work on various German vehicles and can provide expert brake services to ensure your vehicle is safe and reliable.

How Often Should My German Vehicle

Receive a Brake Service?

The frequency of brake service depends on several factors, including the vehicle’s make and model, your driving habits, and the conditions in which you typically drive. 

Generally, having your brakes inspected at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, is recommended. Brake pads may require servicing every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. Rotors, on the other hand, can last up to 50,000 miles. 

If you drive in heavy traffic or frequently use your brakes, you may need to have your brakes inspected and serviced more often. Moreover, if you notice any signs listed above, you should have your brakes checked immediately.

Know that regular brake service will not only ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive. It can also save you money in the long run. By catching minor issues before they become more significant problems, you can avoid costly repairs and keep your vehicle running smoothly for years.

Keep Your Brakes in Top Shape with

Hans Wittler's Automotive

You owe it to yourself—and your fine German vehicle—to secure the best brake services for your German car.

At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we do everything possible to ensure you have a luxurious ride by combining excellent brake services with regular maintenance. We aim to keep you safe on the road and ensure your vehicle always performs at its best.

Call us at (505) 294-7684 to schedule an appointment. You can also drop by one of our two locations in Albuquerque, NM.


121 Elizabeth St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123


5701 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113