Brake Pad Replacement Service
Recommended Every 25,000 - 50,000 Miles
Includes: Pads or linings replacement. Check calipers, hoses, and hardware. Inspect master cylinder. Replenish brake fluid. Examine tire for irregular wear.Disclaimer
Brake Pad Replacement at Teddy Volkswagen of The Bronx
Volkswagen brakes are continually refined to provide a superior experience for consumers. From the automatic emergency braking system to mechanical improvements, the focus is on your safety. It’s important to pay close attention to your recommended maintenance schedule and listen to any warning signs from your car to maximize your braking system's performance. Volkswagen brake pad replacement is easily accomplished at Teddy Volkswagen of The Bronx. Our service area includes The Bronx, NY, New York City, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Englewood.
What Happens When the Brake Pads are Replaced?
A brake pad upgrade might be a front brake pad replacement, a rear brake pad replacement, or a full replacement. Your wheels are removed, and a certified technician will assess all components of your braking system for damage. In a basic brake job, the pads are removed from your brake rotors, or discs, and replaced with a new pad. A more complicated job — generally one that was put on hold for too long — may involve rotor sanding or replacement of the brake calipers or rotors.
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Why Do I Need New Brake Pads?
Brake pads need to be replaced because they wear thin. When you purchase your car, the pad is thick. Each time you brake, your calipers press the pad into the disc. Each press leaves the pad a tiny amount thinner. Eventually, the pad can become too thin, and you will experience less responsive braking and run the risk of a brake failure. Your front brake pads are larger than your rear brake pads. Despite this, they carry the larger braking load for your vehicle and may need to be replaced more frequently.
How Often Do I Need My Brake Pads Replaced?
Brake pad replacement schedules vary based on your particular make and model, with some pads lasting approximately 50,000 miles. However, results vary drastically based on where and how you drive. A driver who brakes hard frequently due to either traffic or driving style will burn through a brake pad more quickly. City drivers in start and stop traffic also need more frequent replacements. It’s a good idea to make a brake inspection a part of your routine tire rotation appointment or another maintenance visit, such as an oil change or alignment. If you hear squeaking or experience pulling when braking, you need to visit a service center as soon as possible.
What Makes Teddy Volkswagen of The Bronx Special?
Teddy Volkswagen of The Bronx is committed to the safety of you and your family. We use OEM Volkswagen brake pads in The Bronx to ensure you receive the best performance from your new pads and enjoy the protection your Volkswagen braking system provides. We offer a comfortable waiting area for you and your family and have a courtesy transportation shuttle for car drop-offs. Call us or schedule a service visit on our website today.