Why do my brake pads and discs need to be changed?
When you brake, the brake discs that rotate with the wheels are gripped by brake pads, slowing the car down. Both discs and pads can become worn and corroded, so it's vital they are checked regularly for your safety.
What happens if they are not changed?
If your brakes aren't maintained regularly you won't be able to brake as efficiently. As well as reduced stopping power, worn or corroded brake parts can make your car vibrate and become really noisy.
What do we do?
We measure the brake pad wear level. If the pads or discs are worn, corroded or warped we will let you know so we can arrange to replace them. It is not always necessary to remove the wheels to check the brake pads, but where a further detailed inspection is required the wheel(s) to be removed.
How often do they need to be checked?
At least once a year.
Audi and Volkswagen brake fluid replacement recommendation is 3.2.2 (3 years from new, then every 2 years after)