VW Brake Pad Replacement Information

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Check out our guide to brake wear symptoms below! From grinding to pulling and more, we've outlined some of the most common signs of brake trouble and their causes. While on our site, schedule your next brake repair in Phoenix, and access our car service coupons to see what deals we're currently offering. You can also order OEM VW Jetta, Arteon or Golf brake pads online, along with parts for any other model in our lineup.

High-Pitched Squeal

This noise is produced by the brake wear indicator, a part that's activated when brake pads reach close to 2.5mm. We recommend swapping out your VW brake pads even before you hear this sound if they are down to 3mm. Annual brake pad inspections are also highly recommended.

OEM VW Brake Pads Versus Aftermarket Brake Pads

If you want to ensure a perfect fit during installation and desire the assurance of tough manufacturer safety testing, choose OEM Volkswagen brake pads. In addition, cheap aftermarket alternatives often don't provide the same durability and protection from corrosion. OEM VW brake pads also come with a solid factory warranty for added assurance.

Grinding Sound When I Brake

When drivers neglect to get brake pad replacement in a timely manner, it can mean trouble for brake rotor discs. If they come in contact with the caliper, which creates metal-on-metal friction, it can result in significantly lessened brake responsiveness, or even worse, potential brake failure. If you ever hear grinding, bring your car or SUV to our VW brake service shop in Phoenix right away.

Car Pulls to Left or Right When I Brake

While pulling is commonly associated with other issues, like tire and alignment problems for example, there are times when the brake system is involved. A stuck caliper, badly worn out brake pads and warped rotors are just a few issues that can cause pulling when you brake.

I Feel Vibration When Braking

Vibration is another symptom more commonly associated with other parts issues; however, if you feel this when braking, it could mean that your VW's rotor discs are warped. In this case, they can either be resurfaced or we can install new VW brake rotors if necessary.

Brake Pedal Is Soft, Spongy or Presses Close to Floor

A spongy feeling is often the result of air in the brake lines; bleeding the brakes can easily resolve this issue. If you happen to see liquid under your Volkswagen and also have to push the brake pedal down extra far to stop the car, a brake fluid leak could be what's causing the dilemma.

Where's a good brake shop near me?

When you need VW brake service in Phoenix, head to our local auto shop in the Camelback Corridor. Our certified and factory-trained mechanics have the skill, knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment to get your car back in top condition.

Whether you need new VW brakes, a brake fluid flush or any other brake repair in Phoenix, our team is at your command. Schedule your next service with us, or if you're looking for OEM parts, fill out our simple form to order VW Passat, Beetle or Golf brake pads, among other parts for any model in the Volkswagen lineup.


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