Brake Pad Replacement Service

Bert Smith Volkswagen Brake Pad Replacement Service

Brake Pad Replacement Service

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When is it Time or Volkswagen Brake Pad Replacement?

One of the most important things you can do for your Jetta is to make sure the brake pads are in good working condition and not put off replacing them when necessary. Not only will front brake pad replacement and rear brake pad replacement save you money in the long run, but it may also potentially save your Tiguan or even prevent an accident. The brake pads are one of the key components of your vehicle’s brake system; they are located between the brake drum and the brake shoe. Without functioning brake pads, the discs, calipers, and rotors will begin to wear away. So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your brake pads in Pinellas Park? Bert Smith Volkswagen in Gulfport, Seminole, Feather Sound, and St. Petersburg, FL has put together some brief information to let you know when it’s time to replace the brake pads on your vehicle.

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When Brake Pads Wear Down

Each time brakes are engaged, there are small amounts of wear and tear that occurs to the brake pads. Regardless of the materials used to make the brake pads, the friction causes the brake pads to wear down. Over time, this gradual deterioration causes the brake pads to get thinner until they eventually need to be replaced.

Signals that Indicate the Need for Brake Pad Replacement

  • Screeching or squealing noise - In most situations, the first sign of the brake pads beginning to wear down is a screeching, whining, or squealing noise when you push on the brakes. This sound is the result of an indicator (a small, metal shim) that is embedded in the brake pads for this purpose.
  • Visual Inspection - You can perform a visual inspection on your brake pads by looking through your tire's spokes to visually check the brake pads. When checking, you should be able to see the brake pad pushed against the rotor, if the pad is less than a 1/4 inch thick, you should consider having the brake pads inspected and possibly replaced.
  • Dashboard Indicator Light - Most newer vehicles have an indicator light on your dashboard to let you know when it’s time to replace your brake pads. Be sure to review the owner’s manual to determine if your vehicle has a warning indicator.

Volkswagen Brake Pad Replacement Routine Maintenance

In most cases, the brake pads will generally last between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, but the actual mileage varies from one vehicle to the next. If you suspect it’s time to have a Volkswagen brake pad replacement, contact Bert Smith Volkswagen for all of your OEM Volkswagen brake pads in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, Seminole, or Feather Sound to schedule an inspection.


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    3335 38th Avenue N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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