Our dealership is located in Medford, Massachusetts. In our service department, you will find several different Volkswagen services being performed. A routine brake system service that our technicians provide is a Volkswagen brake pad replacement. We provide both a front brake pad replacement service and a rear brake pad replacement service to suit the differing needs that our customers have.
A brake pad replacement service involves removing the brake pads inside the brake calipers on a vehicle. Depending on whether or not your vehicle uses drum brakes, it may have front brake pads, rear brake pads, or both. Front brake pads typically wear out faster than rear brake pads because most of the braking force is applied to the front of a vehicle when it stops. As a result, front brake pads are also normally designed differently than rear brake pads.
You should plan to have a brake pad replacement done at least once every 50,000 miles. Fifty thousand miles is the average lifespan of brake pads, but it depends on the material that is used to construct the pad. The lifespan of the brake pads on your vehicle also depends on how you drive. If you use your vehicle's brakes more aggressively, then the brake pads may last for less time. Monitor your vehicle to determine when the brakes need to be serviced.
Before your brake pads have completely worn out, you will notice several signs indicating that your vehicle will need a brake pad replacement soon. One of the most common brake pad wear signs is squealing noises as a driver presses the brake pedal down on their vehicle. The squealing that you hear from your brake pads and brake rotors may turn into a grinding noise, which is an even worse sign if you don't address the problem by having a brake pad replacement done. A more serious sign that your brake pads need to be replaced is vibration in either your vehicle's brake pedal or wheels as you apply the brakes; these vibrations may be worse the faster you travel.
We extend our services to the many residents of the areas that surround Medford, Massachusetts. If you are looking for OEM Volkswagen brake pads in Medford or would like more information regarding our other Volkswagen products, contact a member of our customer service department so that they can assist you. Our services are dependable, and our certified technicians make sure that each vehicle that is brought into our dealership is serviced to Volkswagen's standards. We hope to service your vehicle soon.