Volkswagen Rear Brake Pad Replacement Service

Volkswagen Rear Brake Pad Replacement Service in Santa Rosa

There are many maintenance tasks that need to be regularly performed to keep your Volkswagen operating the way that it was meant to. One of these is having a rear brake pad replacement done. Guidelines vary based on the manufacturer and the year your vehicle was produced. Most recommend having them replaced every 20,000-60,000 miles. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to know when it is recommended that you have the front and rear brake pads checked and/or replaced. At Hansel Volkswagen in Santa Rosa, CA, our service team is ready to help keep your brakes in the best condition possible.

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Why Brake Pads Wear Out

Brake pads are constructed with a steel plate that has a friction producing material on it. When the brake pedal is depressed, that friction material makes contact with the steel brake under pressure. This causes your vehicle to slow quickly to a safe stop. After repeated use, the friction material erodes. If the brake pad is not replaced, it can also cause the brake rotors to wear away as well.

When to Replace the Brake Pads

You will find that many newer vehicles have an alert system indicating when you need to replace the brake pads. These indicators generally go off when the brake pads are worn down to approximately 2 mm. Another indicator is a high pitched squeal when the brake pedal is depressed. The nose lets you know that your brakes need to be checked.

If the pads are completely gone, the squealing will become a grinding noise. If this occurs, your vehicle is no longer safe to drive. If the brake pads develop uneven wear, you may feel the vehicle begin to vibrate after driving. This can be a vibration in the steering wheel or the brake pedal. Finally, if the vehicle starts pulling when the brake pedal is depressed is another sign. All of these indicators mean that you need to get the brakes serviced soon. It’s a good idea to have the brake pads inspected by a knowledgeable technician at 10,000 miles.

What to Expect from a Rear Brake Pad Replacement

When a qualified technician replaces your vehicle’s brake pads, they will visually inspect them first. They will also examine the rotors and other parts of the braking system for any damage. Then they will replace the brake pads and lubricate the entire brake system including the caliper sliding pins and possibly the brake fluid.



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At Hansel Volkswagen in Santa Rosa, CA, our team wants you to be safe while driving. This includes having your rear brake pads replaced occasionally. Don’t risk driving if you have signs that brake pads may be failing. Schedule service today!


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Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa

2951 Corby ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Service Number: (707) 578-1320

Service Hours

Monday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday: Closed
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