Brake pads play a vital role in the safe operation of your vehicles’ braking system. Tucked inside the disc brake system, the brake pads work to create friction along with the caliper to stop the vehicle from moving. Changing these brake pads on time is an important part of regular vehicle maintenance that should never be neglected.
Brakes use friction energy to stop the motion of the car, and brake pads are a key component in the creation of this friction. But as you drive your car and use the brakes, the brake pads inside can wear down over time, particularly if you do a lot of stop-and-go driving. The friction caused by the brake pads rubbing against the brake caliper to stop the car also causes the surface of the pads to wear away, making them less effective. With less friction created, the car takes longer to stop when you put your foot on the pedal. Having the brake pads replaced is vital to operating the vehicle safely and preserving the condition of the rest of the brake assembly.
Without timely brake pad replacement service, the surface of the brake pads can wear completely away, leaving the metal of the calipers, discs or rotors exposed. This can cause damage and wear to the metal, resulting in the need for a new brake assembly. Replacing the entire brake assembly is much more expensive than simply changing the brake pads, which will keep the surface of the rotors or discs from friction that results in damage.
At LaFontaine Volkswagen, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional service to vehicle owners in Livonia and the surrounding cities. Our factory-trained and certified technicians are qualified to work on any make and model of vehicle, using only top quality OEM parts to provide the best possible repair. Using state-of-the-art tools and cutting edge repair procedures, we can fix any issue that may arise with your car. We also honor any competitor coupons to help keep costs low for our valued customers. If you need to have your brake pads replaced, contact LaFontaine Volkswagen today to get an appointment set up, or simply stop in to our location in Livonia, MI. Our experienced team is here to help keep your vehicle safe on the road at an affordable price.
Using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our factory trained and certified technicians can take care of just about any service your Volkswagen needs – even something as simple as a windshield wiper blade replacement. Our repairs use genuine OEM parts backed by free parts and labor warranty. Our assured service pricing guarantee ensures you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your vehicle.