While the primary purpose of your Audi is to take you from one place to another, being able to stop is just as important, if not more so. And that makes proper brake care a critical part of routine maintenance. Poorly performing brakes are hazardous not just to the driver but also other vehicles on the road. However, since brakes are almost always out of view, it's easy to ignore them until an issue arises. Fortunately, preventative maintenance can help stop problems before they start, and the expert service technicians here at Audi Westwood can inspect your vehicle's braking system whenever you bring it in to be serviced.

What are the signs of poor brake functionality?

While disconcerting noises like grinding or squealing are tell-tale symptoms of improperly functioning brakes, there are several other indicators to be attentive to, including:

  • Excessive steering wheel vibration
  • Unusually stiff or spongy brake pedal feel
  • ABS warning light illumination
  • Pulling to one side
  • Strong acrid or burning odor

When do I need to replace the brakes in my Audi?

The lifespan of your brake pads can vary, between 30,000 and 60,000 miles, depending on the operating conditions and your driving style. And brake fluid should be topped off during every service visit and completely replaced every two years regardless of mileage. Under normal use, brake rotors typically outlast their pads and should be replaced past a certain wear point (typically 28 mm for a 30 mm rotor). It's important to have the rotors checked regularly to ensure they are wearing evenly.

The factory-trained service center technicians here at Audi Westwood have the knowledge and tools necessary to diagnose and repair any brake issues and have you back on the road as soon as possible.

Schedule Audi Brake Service near Dedham and Norwood

Get in touch with Audi Westwood today with any questions about brake service and the recommended maintenance schedule for your particular Audi model. And if it's time for an appointment, we've made it easy and convenient to schedule Audi service online. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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