Replacing the Brakes on your Audi is one of the most important jobs to have done for both safety and functionality. Driving the unpredictable roads of Alberta will remind you of that very quickly! As we know, the roads can go from dry to icy in a matter of hours and you need to know you have the best ability to stop under any conditions. As a general rule of thumb, you should always have your Brake Pads inspected every 10,000 miles, and, of course, have them replaced with new ones if the material lining of the brake pad is worn down so far that it triggers the brake-replacement sensor on your Audi's display. Out in the real world, most people don't check their vehicle's Brake Pads very often (if ever), and they will usually wait until they can see the tiny brake warning lamp appear on the dashboard. It is always a smart idea to get new brake pads and inspect your discs as soon as you see that warning lamp light up. If you decide to ignore the Audi's warning lamp, you may end up getting to the point of actual metal on metal contact - this is where the metal backing of your brake pads will be wearing on the brake discs (Very Bad!). Using the brakes at this time will not only greatly reduce the effectiveness of your Audi's braking, but it will also begin to wear deep grooves into your brake discs. After the discs have been grooved like this, they are absolutely too damaged to use, and there is practically no way to repair them properly. Sometimes resurfacing them can work, but too often the groove that has been cut will be much deeper than is allowed by the Audi specifications. The smartest thing to do is have your Brake Pads replaced by professionals like us here at Euroworks in Calgary right away. Remember: Your brake pads should only ever be replaced in pairs (i.e. Replace both front pads or both rear pads at a the same time). The same rule applies to the brake discs that should be checked each time your brake pads are replaced.
If you have more questions regarding the replacement of your Audi brakes in Calgary, Alberta, be sure to contact Euroworks at 403.291.6839 and we'll be sure to assist you in every way we possibly can!