Service & Parts
Just about every driver knows they should get regular oil changes and replace their tires once they wear down. But what about your brakes? All too many people only bring their brakes in for a maintenance inspection once they notice something is wrong, or worse after an accident has occurred due to brake failure. The truth is that you should be getting regular brake system service to address potential problems early on, and a big part of this includes Volkswagen brake pad replacement. At Carolina Volkswagen near Matthews, NC, Volkswagen brake pad replacement is one of our many routine services. We’re here to answer all of your questions!
Brake pads tend to wear down unevenly based on the wheel’s position when you are stopping and just the terrain you are on. Likewise, whether your car is front-wheel, all-wheel (four-wheel), or rear-wheel-drive will also play a significant role in which brake pads wear out and how fast. For safety, it’s always best to replace brake pads symmetrically. A front brake pad replacement does the front two brake pads at a time, while a rear brake pad replacement does the back two.
Brake pads are essentially a cushion that helps the brakes squeeze against your wheels and slow / stop them from moving. The repeated friction causes them to lose their density and grip.
No, other brake parts don’t wear out as quickly as the brake pads. However, routine brake system service also looks at components such as brake rotors, brake calipers, and drum brakes to make sure they are not also in need of replacement or maintenance.
Your driving habits will dictate how fast your brake pads wear out. That said, for most Volkswagen models it will fall
between every 30,000 and 70,000 miles.
Not just any brake pads can go on your vehicle. It’s always best to use OEM Volkswagen brake pads in Charlotte. Not only does our growing urban area mean more traffic and more frequent stops, but the weather here also contributes to brake pads wearing down at a faster rate. The brake pads you use should be specifically tailored to your Volkswagen make and model to ensure safety and longevity. And to make sure you are getting authentic OEM Volkswagen brake pads in Charlotte that are sized for your specific model, it’s always best to go to a certified Volkswagen mechanic or dealership.
Driving around on worn-out brake pads can make it significantly harder to stop and even cause damage to your wheels as they strain to stop. Don’t put off getting the Volkswagen brake pad replacement you need. Schedule your brake system service with our team at Carolina Volkswagen today!
Carolina Volkswagen, East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA