Brake pads for a VW can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. Volkswagen Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 – $750 for total four rotors to be replaced .
The average brake pad replacement cost is $150 per axle, and can range from $100 per axle up to $300 per axle. There are a few other pieces of hardware that are found in the brake system which might need to be serviced as well, including calipers and rotors, but the most common service will be to replace brake pads.
If the brake pads thinnest pad thickness is at 6mm then what the mechanic most likely recommends is to have the brakes checked in a about 1000-2000 miles to see if they will be needed then. Most brakes pads that are worn to 3mm is recommended for immediate replacement of the pads and resurface or replace the rotors.
The typical box of disc brake pads has four pads (two pads for each side of the car). Some manufacturers will included other pieces of hardware to make sure the pad performs to its full potential.
A: Unless the rotors are worn beyond the mandatory discard thickness, we prefer to replace the pads only. Not only does this obviously save money, but time. New pads must be burnished into new rotors before the best braking performance is achieved.
A full rotor or drum replacement (including new brake pads or brake shoes) costs $350-$1200 per axle. Your price will depend on your vehicle and location. For other brake services, start with a Midas 55-point brake inspection.
Brake repairs at a dealership may cost a little more than other places because the dealer uses factory provided parts, which may cost more, and their labor usually bills out a little higher than independent shops due to the training and certifications required to work for a franchised dealer .
Brake pads may last about 40,000 miles on average, but the range is quite expansive: Typically, it can be anywhere between 20,000 and 65,000 miles.
7mm should last for years on the rear and the front would depend on your driving habits. This is dead on. Its completely dependent on driving habits and the pad material. The front pads on my car were at 3mm for almost a year.
In reality all wearable parts are ‘nearing end of life ‘, especially brake pads . Depending on the material used, 6mm may last 10k, 20k or 5k.
At your rate it will take 33/7 or about another 5K miles to wear another 1mm .
On cars with disc brakes , you need two break pads per wheel. So if you have 4 wheel disc brakes , you will need 8 brake pads . If you have rear drum brakes , then you will need 4 brake pads in the front and 4 brake shoes in the back.
The cheapest , budget -tier brake pads are often the most unpredictable. The main takeaway here is that of all the tiered options you can buy at the parts store, the mid-tier pads actually proved to be the most durable—even when compared to the most expensive, high-tier brake pads .
Brake pads are not sold in pairs they are sold in sets of 4 pads enough to do 1 axle. Rotors (and drums) are sold per each as it may not be necessary to replace both. All the pads I’ve ever bought are sold in sets; four pads or shoes for front or rear.