Your brake pads are an essential component of Audi’s complex, life-saving braking system. The brake system is designed to provide superior braking performance in a wide range of driving conditions.
Audi brake pads are designed to work with the braking system to provide stopping power for the vehicle. The brake pads are located at the point where the wheels meet the road and are attached to the calipers. When the brakes are applied, the brake pads clamp down on the rotors, causing the wheels to slow down or stop.
Audi brake pads are made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, semi-metallic, and organic. Audi offers a wide range of brake pad options to suit different driving styles and needs. Audi brake pads are also available with different levels of wear indicators to help drivers know when they need to be replaced.
Depending on the type of Audi brake pad selected, they can last anywhere from 20,000 to 70,000 miles. Audi recommends that brake pads be inspected every 12,000 miles and replaced as necessary. Audi also offers a variety of other braking system components and accessories to further improve the performance of your Audi’s brakes.
When your brake pads begin to wear down or fail, you will begin to notice some signs of problems. If you do a lot of stop-and-go city driving, or if you frequently tow heavy loads, your brake pads will wear down more quickly.
Indications of Damaged Brake Pads
You’ll know it’s time to replace your brake pads when you hear a squealing noise whenever you press the brakes. This noise is caused by a metal tab that is attached to the brake pad. When the brake pad wears down to a certain thickness, the metal tab makes contact with the rotor, causing the squealing noise.
If you ignore this warning sign, eventually the brake pad will wear completely down and damage the rotor. This is why it’s important to keep an eye on your brake pads and replace them as soon as you notice any wear and tear.
The Pads are Part of a Complex Braking System
The system includes an electronic stability control (ESC) system that helps to keep the vehicle stable during braking. It uses sensors to monitor the speed and direction of the vehicle, and if it detects a potential problem, it can automatically apply the brakes to help prevent a collision.
In addition, the Audi brake system includes an ABS (anti-lock braking system) that helps to keep the wheels from locking up during hard braking. The ABS system uses sensors to monitor wheel speed, and if it detects that a wheel is about to lock up, it automatically applies the brakes to that wheel. This helps to prevent skidding and provides for more controlled stopping. The pads are one component of this complex system.
Audi has also developed a new generation of its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which can help improve traction during braking. The Quattro system uses an electronically controlled center differential to distribute power between the front and rear wheels. During hard braking, the Quattro system can automatically send more power to the rear wheels, which can help provide better traction and control. If your brake pads are worn, this may cause your car to take long to stop, putting you and those around you in danger of a collision.
Expert Brake Pad Replacement at Vaughan Automotive
Audi vehicles are equipped with some of the most advanced braking systems on the market. To ensure that your Audi brakes are always performing at their best, our trained mechanics will check your brake pads during every service appointment.
If we find that your brake pads are starting to wear thin, we’ll replace them with new ones that meet Audi’s high standards for quality and safety. We’ll also take care to properly adjust your brake pads so that they’re evenly worn and won’t cause any premature wear on your Audi’s braking system.
With proper care and maintenance, you can be confident that your Audi brakes will always be ready to stop you safely and effectively. Call or visit us from nearby areas of Buckhead, Mableton, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, and Atlanta, GA.