We don't have to tell you how important the brakes on your Volkswagen are. You know that they're crucial when you need to come safely to a stop. So, when your VW needs its brake pads replaced, it's best to have it done on time and with quality materials. When your VW needs new brake pads, head to Volkswagen of New Port Richey, serving Elfers, Seven Springs, and all of Pasco County. We'll go into more detail on this service below!
The brake pads are a crucial part of your vehicle's braking system, and they're designed to wear out. If you look at a brake pad, you'll see both a metal backing and a lining that's made of a different material. This material is softer and friction-resistant, when it presses against the rotor, it's designed to bring it to a stop without creating the intense heat that comes from metal grinding against metal. Because it's softer, it will wear down over time. If you let too much time pass, the lining will wear away entirely and expose the metal backing. Braking with worn brake pads can cause damage to the rest of the system.
Unlike many other services, there's not a precise time at which you should have your brake pads replaced. Generally, we find that people need new brake pads every 25,000 to 50,000 miles, but there's a massive gap between those two. This is because different factors affect how quickly your brake pads wear out. If you brake hard and fast, your brake pads won't last as long. Similarly, if you keep your vehicle loaded with extra weight, the brake pads will have a tougher time and will wear out faster.
When it comes to your safety, it's best not to cut any corners. At Volkswagen of New Port Richey, you'll find a team that's dedicated to keeping your VW at its best so it can protect you and your family. We'll always use OEM brake pads, which live up to the high standards set by Volkswagen. The same can't be said of the aftermarket brake pads you may find in independent auto repair shops. You'll also find a comfortable customer waiting area filled with amenities like business workstations and a complimentary coffee bar. Or, take advantage of our complimentary ride share or transportation shuttle services.
When you're ready for your VW to get a brake pad replacement, use our online service scheduling tool to make your appointment. Then, come experience the excellence we provide at Volkswagen of New Port Richey!