VW Front Brake Pad Replacement Service

Volkswagen Front Brake Pad Repair Service in Escondido, CA

Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your Volkswagen in great running order. Part of that is keeping it able to stop when you need it to stop. Paying attention to the front & rear brake pads, and changing them when necessary, is a big part of making those things a reality. Our certified technicians use genuine OEM parts when we work on your car. This way you know your car has the parts it was designed to use. We are a short drive from San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, and Vista, CA. 

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Recommended Brake Pad Maintenance Interval

Your owner's manual gives a suggested mileage for when to change your pads, and this is an average time. Many cars go around 50,000 miles between brake pad changes. However, your driving habits have a lot to do with how long your brakes will last. If you do a lot of stops and go driving, or if you use the brakes a lot, they will wear out faster. Brake pads are made of composite metals or ceramic type material. Some are still made of asbestos. They rub against your rotors to stop your vehicle.

Symptoms of Worn Brakes

Brake pads create friction, and as a result, they will wear down. This is a slow process, so it is easy for them to get worse without noticing anything different. Here are some symptoms of worn brake pads:

  • Your car taking longer to stop
  • Softer or squishy braking
  • A metallic grinding sound that may mean more serious trouble
  • Indicator or warning lights
  • Less than a quarter-inch of brake pad left

What Happens When Brakes Go Bad

The most obvious thing that can happen if you do not change the brake pads, is that eventually, your car will not stop. You could have a crash as a result. Brakes that are too worn can also damage rotors and calipers, and result in even more expensive repairs. It is very rare for brakes to go bad suddenly, so it is a good idea to get them checked regularly.

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Mossy Volkswagen Escondido

1695 Auto Park Way S.
Directions Escondido, CA 92025

  • Sales: 760-745-7551
  • Service: 760-745-7551
  • Parts: 760-745-8012

Service Hours

  • Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Genuine Front Brake Service For Your Volkswagen

Call Mossy Volkswagen in Escondido, CA today to get your brakes checked, and for all your automotive needs. We serve the San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, and Vista, CA areas. We use genuine OEM parts, so you can be assured your Volkswagen is getting the parts it was designed to use. Our certified, factory-trained technicians know your Volkswagen better than anyone else, so give us a call today.


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