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VW Front Brake Pad Replacement Service

What You Need to Know About Front Brake Pad Replacement

Your front brake pads are essential to your vehicle’s safe operation, so you need to know how, when, and why to replace them. While front brake pads can vary in their composition, they all need to be replaced once they wear out or become damaged. Here are the basics you need to know about replacing front brake pads.


Front Brake Pad Replacement Is a Safety Consideration

Your car has brake pads on both front and rear wheels, even if it’s not a four-wheel-drive car. Front brake pads are similar to rear brake pads, but they take more of the stress of braking, so they’ll wear out faster. Worn brake pads don’t stop your car as quickly and reliably as new ones. So even if you don’t need to replace rear brake pads yet, you’ll still need to replace worn-out front brake pads to stay safe while driving. Get all four brake pads inspected at the same time, even if you only anticipate replacing the front pads.


Front Brake Pad Replacement Should Occur Regularly

Brake pads need regular replacement, with intervals affected by pad material and your driving habits. Ceramic brake pads, for instance, may last longer than organic ones. Consult your car’s manual for replacement guidelines. You should get brakes inspected twice per year and replace brake pads when they:

  • Wear down to a specific thickness (check the manual for details)
  • Reach 40,000-50,00 miles
  • Show damage from a collision or other mishap
  • Behave oddly (can be a sign of early failure)

Brake pads that make odd sounds, smells, or vibrations, or don’t slow your car as quickly as before, are a red flag.


Front Brake Pad Replacement is Not a DIY Job

Although some car owners perform basic maintenance themselves, you shouldn’t try this with brakes. Front brake pad replacement is a job for trained professionals. Certified technicians can provide a high-quality replacement and inspect brakes for damage such as:

  • Scratching or pitting on the rotor
  • Stuck calipers or other caliper issues
  • Low brake fluid

Typical brake pad replacement involves raising the front of the car, removing the tire, and switching out the brake pad, then completing inspections and putting the tire back. But sometimes, a seemingly simple job requires additional repairs or troubleshooting.


Volkswagen SouthTowne Provides Expert Front Brake Pad Replacement

A certified technician, such as those at the Volkswagen SouthTowne service center, can detect and handle any issues found during a brake replacement, ensuring your car is in safe and road-worthy condition again as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for front brake pad replacement in South Jordan, UT, contact us to discuss inspecting or replacing your Volkswagen brake pads.


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11000 Frontage Rd,
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