Getting your brake pads replaced is an important vehicle service task that you need to take care of once in a while. We can handle this service and your other brake system service needs at Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield. Our dealership is found at the intersection of I-95 and Route 644 and proudly service Springfield, Annandale, Alexandria, Arlington, and Newington.
Your brake pads apply pressure to your rotors when you apply your brake pedal. This is what makes your vehicle slow down and stop. Brake pads experience constant stress when brakes are applied, and eventually, they'll wear out. When we replace your brake pads, we remove the worn brake pads and install new brake pads.
The more worn out your brake pads become, the less effective they'll be at stopping your vehicle. Eventually, worn brake pads will lead to a delayed brake response. This is dangerous and creates increased accident risk. Worn brake pads can damage other parts of your brakes. They can lead to damage on your brake calipers and on other components like your rotors.
Front and rear brake pads are designed a little differently. Your front brake pads are probably a little larger than your rear brake pad. You'll need front brake pad replacement more often than rear brake pad replacement because the rear brake pads don't experience as much stress and tend to last longer.
It's important to get your brake pads replaced when you need to. It's good for a motorist to have a general idea of how long this vehicle component can be expected to last. Generally, brake pads should last at least 25,000 miles. You probably shouldn't use the same brake pads for more than 50,000 miles. You should know that driving habits like traveling at high speeds or frequently applying brakes abruptly can cause premature wear on brake pads. You might be able to make your brake pads last longer by changing some of your driving habits.
Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield is a factory certified service center for Volkswagen. You can come to us to get OEM Volkswagen brake pads in Springfield installed in your vehicle. When you're ready to schedule your brake pad replacement appointment, give us a call. We'll set up an appointment time that works for you and answer any questions about our services and location. Visit our website if you'd like to learn more about Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield.