Volkswagen brake pad replacement needs to be a part of your 50,000-mile service plan if you have not already replaced the pads due to wear. At Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown, we are prepared to provide a full range of brake-related services ranging from front brake pad replacement and rear brake pad replacement to larger service jobs.
Over time, the impact of braking degrades your brake pads and can increase the time required for your vehicle to stop when you hit the brakes. Each time you brake, you are pressing down on the brake pad and making it a little thinner. When it becomes too thin, you are severely impacting your ability to stop safely for an emergency or a traffic signal, and can even damage your brake rotors if all of the brake pad's material wears away.
Front and rear brake pads are different sizes, with the front pads taking up more real estate. Despite being larger, the front brake pads can still wear out more quickly because they handle most of the braking load. It is not uncommon for a front brake replacement to be necessary before rear brake pads need to be replaced.
Brake inspection should be requested every time you have a tire service performed, such as when you have your tires rotated. You may also ask your service center to check the pads at other maintenance visits to ensure they are regularly monitored. Volkswagen brake pads can last approximately 50,000 miles for some drivers, but results vary significantly based on how and where you drive. City driving with regular braking for traffic lights, gridlock, and stop signs wears brakes down much more quickly. If you start to notice longer braking times or experience other signs of wear, such as pulling to one side when braking or squealing, visit a service center soon for a check.