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Our expert insights into Audi brake pads replacement

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What are brake pads?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes pads

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes or feeling your car vibrating under braking is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? brake-pads-replacement/audi

Save up to 30% on your Audi in brake pads replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
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What are brake pads?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes pads

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes or feeling your car vibrating under braking is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? brake-pads-replacement/audi

Save up to 30% on your Audi in brake pads replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should front brake pads need replacing?

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How much does brake pads replacement cost for Audi?

How much does brake pads replacement cost for Audi?

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A typical brake pads replacement in the UK costs around £102.15 - £123.76. Depending on your Audi model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a brake pads replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much the brake pads replacement should cost.

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Audi A3

1.6 litres

£150.49 £123.7618%

Audi A1 S Line

1.4 litres

£124.69 £103.1417%

Audi A5 Se Tfsi

2 litres

£132.43 £106.1120%

Audi A1 Se Tfsi

1.2 litres

£133.67 £107.1020%

Audi A2 Tdi

1.4 litres

£127.77 £107.1016%

Audi A1 S Line

1.6 litres

£125.41 £105.1216%

Audi A5 Se Technik

1.8 litres

£132.29 £112.8815%

Audi A2 Se

1.4 litres

£126.97 £102.1520%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£124.46 £105.1216%

Audi A1 Sportback

2 litres

£138.58 £120.1913%

Audi A1 S Line

1.4 litres

£124.69 £103.1417%

Audi A1 S Line

1.6 litres

£125.41 £105.1216%

Audi A5 Se Technik

1.8 litres

£132.29 £112.8815%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£124.46 £105.1216%

Audi A1 Sportback

2 litres

£138.58 £120.1913%
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Want to learn more about Audi brake pads replacement?

Want to learn more about Audi brake pads replacement?

Front brake pad replacement

How do front brake pads work?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. They’re flat parts made of semi-metallic, organic or ceramic materials, with a metal backing. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure. The pads absorb some of the biggest forces involved in daily driving.

Most cars have two pads per brake disc, although some high-performance models can have more.

How often should front brake pads need replacing?

As a rough guide, your brake pads should last for 50,000 miles, but there are a number of variables, including driver behaviour, the weight you carry, speed and the type of pads used. Not to mention that nearly 20% of MOT failures are caused by faulty brakes.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Incorrect brake operation, damaged or excessively worn discs or pads are considered unsafe for your vehicle performance and will cause your car to fail an MOT.

The cost of replacing front brake pads

The typical cost of replacing front brake pads is around £100.

For example, a BMW 116d M Sport would have a dealer price of £133.13, yet Fixter will carry out the same work for only £107.10—a 20% saving!

Changing the rear brake pads on a Fiat 500 C Lounge will cost you £120.59 with your dealer, but only £99.17 with Fixter—a superb saving of 18%!

When you choose Fixter to find you a great deal and a premium mechanic to carry out your rear brake pad replacement, you can expect to save around £20–£25 from an average dealer price. That’s a typical saving in the region of 15–20%.

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect the brake system for signs of wear, damage and breakage.
  • They will establish which brake pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the brake pads have been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct operation of the new parts and make any adjustments required for premium performance.

What causes your brake pads to stop working correctly?

While your brake pads will keep you safe over thousands of miles, they won’t last forever. Eventually, the abrasive surface on them wears down, and they will need to be replaced, ideally while you still have around 25% capacity of the pads left.

Given that they take most of the load, front brake pads will probably need replacing first. They also have a bigger surface area to increase friction.

To make your brake pads last longer:

  • Try avoiding driving at high speeds so that you’re less likely to need to brake quickly and heavily, which puts extra pressure on the pads.
  • Anticipate traffic and hazards ahead so you can brake steadily and gradually.
  • Heavy loads also put stress on brake pads – don’t carry unnecessary weight.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes

Your brake callipers make unusual noises

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

When your car pulls to one side under braking

If only one brake is working correctly, it can cause your car to pull in the direction of the functioning brake.

The car vibrates under braking

Your brake pads could be warped if the pedal vibrates when you press down on it.

The brake pad is worn down

Look through the wheel’s spokes for a visual check—the outside pad is pressed against a metal rotor, and you should be able to see at least 3mm of the pad.

Your brake warning light on the dashboard is illuminated

If any of your dashboard warning lights are illuminated, the sensor that detects problems or worn out parts and components has detected an issue and activated the system.

Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer, established over 100 years ago in April 1910, and has been owned by the Volkswagen Group since the 1960s.

How popular is Audi in the United Kingdom?

This marque design and engineer luxury vehicles and distributes them worldwide. In the UK alone, there were over 1.7m Audi vehicles on the roads in the final quarter of 2018; a number that is continually growing year after year, and has more than doubled in the past decade.

Audi’s success can be attributed to its ability to move with the times, retaining its reputation as a prestige manufacturer and as part of the ‘big 3’ German marques responsible for high sales throughout the world market, alongside Mercedes and BMW.

Luxury executive vehicles for every type of driver

Audi’s current range features predominantly luxury executive and family cars of varying sizes: with compact to full-size saloons, coupés and sportback models, complemented by a growing range of SUV and sports car models.

Vorsprung durch Technik

The Audi brand is easily recognisable by their 4-ring logo—originally representing the four car companies to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union—and their world famous slogan that ran for over 30 years, translated as ‘Being ahead through technology’. Despite no longer being used in their mainstream marketing, the meaning behind it still stands true of the brand today.

Audi: A sensation in rallying motorsport

Throughout the 1980s the Audi Quattro was famous for dominating rallying worldwide. The introduction of their four-wheel drive turbocharged model went on to win the World Rally Championships in both 1983 and 1984 and amassed a number of podium finishes and titles throughout the decade, all across the globe.

Audi’s reliability and reputation

Audi ranked 20th place out of 30 car brands in the What Car? Reliability Survey in 2018. Audi’s reputation for creating reliable running vehicles has steadily improved over time to become a strong contender to some of the Asian brands that have continued to dominate in this area.

Recent Audi recalls and reliability issues

Various recalls have been made on Audi models throughout their motoring history. The following are a list of the most recent in the UK and Europe.

09/05/2019 – Audi A4 and A5 (2019)

The rigidity of the shock absorbent fork

09/05/2019 – Audi A4 (2019)

The Rigidity of the shock absorber fork

16/04/2019 – Audi Q5 (2018)

The brake master cylinder specifications

18/03/2019 – Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabrio, A6, A7, A8 (2014–16)

Fuel may escape from fuel rails

27/02/2019 – Audi A3 (2018)

The centre rear seat head restraint may not be to specification

27/02/2019 – Audi A8, Q7 and Q8 (2018)

The rigidity of the front shock absorbent fork

22/02/2019 – Audi A6, A7 (2014)

The auxiliary heater element in the air conditioner may fail

17/12/2018 – Audi A6 (2018)

Rear fixed glass lid bonding may no meet correct specification

All recall information sourced from gov.co.uk data.

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