Even though the brakes on your Volkswagen might not be the most glamorous part of your vehicle, they’re without a doubt one of the most important. Unlike with some other car services—like tire rotations, battery replacement, or oil changes—there’s really no set recommendation for when to service or change your brakes. Replacing your brake pads is heavily dependent on how and where you drive and your specific vehicle, so the exact distance interval for when you should service your brakes or change your brake pads can change.
Generally speaking, the average lifespan of brake pads is around 50,000 miles. If you have a more demanding commute or you’re a more adventurous driver, you can probably expect your brake pads to wear out a bit quicker, somewhere around the 20,000 mile-marker. If you have an easier commute and you’re gentle on your brakes, your brake pads may even last well beyond 50,000 miles! The wear and tear on your brakes is honestly situational, but luckily our trusted Service Department technicians will be able to identify if there’s an issue and if they need to be replaced, we will find the perfect parts or brakes needed for your vehicle.
Service Your Brakes at Volkswagen Fort Walton Beach
If you hear a squealing noise coming from your wheels when you apply brake pressure, you should give the service specialists at Volkswagen Fort Walton Beach a call right away because odds are, you’re far past due for a brake replacement. If you want to catch your brakes before they fail, schedule an appointment online with us today for routine maintenance and a brake check. That way, you can catch and repair issues before they become a problem for your Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Fort Walton Beach’s service department is staffed with knowledgeable, factory-trained technicians, and we only use certified parts on our repairs, so you can be sure that your repair will last you a long time. Browse our selection of great service coupons as well to save you even more. Come to our Service Center, give us a call, or schedule an appointment online today for all your servicing needs!
How Often Should I Get My Brakes Checked?
Our recommendation is to have your brakes inspected at least once every six months. The average driver will usually have their brakes inspected at the same time they have their vehicle tires rotated. The time between inspections will all depend on your driving habits, the environment you drive in, your specific vehicle, and other factors. If you ever have a concern about your brakes, stop by our Service Center to get an inspection by our expert technicians.
Why Should I Get My Brakes Replaced?
The main reason you should get your brakes replaced is simply that like all car parts, brakes will wear down and not function properly. Brakes are also a very important safety feature that, if not taken care of correctly, can become an extremely serious problem to the life of your vehicle and the ability for your car to come to a safe and complete stop. Head over to our Parts Center page to get a quote on new brakes today!
How Long Do Brake Pads Last?
There is no concrete answer on how long brake pads last because it depends on many things like your driving habits, the environment, your vehicle, and other elements. The typical driver is recommended to replace their brakes every 50,000 miles or around four years of average driving. For a more accurate estimate, consult your owner’s manual or contact us today for a brake inspection.