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Repairing the brakes on your Audi is a crucial and necessary part of your auto maintenance. The downtown Los Angeles location of FixCarNow makes it super easy for you to keep your Audi’s brake system in top shape without missing any time from your schedule. We are located at 333 S. Hope Street and serve the entire downtown LA area from this location including Wilshire Center, Koreatown, Oakwood and Echo Park. Ask about our concierge service and free loaner cars!
How do you know when your Audi needs brake repair?
First of all, get to know how your brakes sound when they are working perfectly. Any change in sound that may include squeaking, rhythmic noise, or constant noise of any kind indicates an issue. Delayed inspection and repair means higher repair costs. Most serious brake repairs can be entirely avoided with regular inspection, brake fluid fills and brake pad change.
A rough estimate is to replace front brakes at 30K miles and rear brakes at 60K miles. If you don’t drive often, visually inspect your brakes every six months and look for the following:
Most European vehicles have thinner rotors to keep the vehicle weight down, and more more sensitive to warp and wear than domestics. Since they cannot be ‘turned,’ they must be replaced when signs of wear are evident. Therefore, it’s important to know how to inspect your rotors for minimal signs of wear. Inspect the rotors all the way around and look for grooves, discoloration and obvious defects. If you see anything out of the ordinary, drop by our shop and let our ASE certified mechanics take a look.
Brake pads should be examined for cracking, wear that does match rotor score, uneven wear and breakage. If your Audi is equipped with a brake sensor, it should be replaced when pads are replaced.
Brake drums should be inspected for uneven wear and scoring, discoloration and deep grooves.
Brake fluid may leak. Wheel cylinders, hoses, calipers, master cylinder, proportioning assemblies and reservoir should be inspected for signs of fluid.
Your brake pedal is a great indicator of brake health. You should be able to pump up your brakes. If this is no longer possibly, the hydraulic system needs inspection. The repair could be as simple as adding hydraulic fluid. If your brake pedal is sticky or spongy it could indicate problems with calipers or the hydraulic system. Again, it could be a fix as simple as adding fluid.
The technicians at FixCarNow in Downtown Los Angeles will inspect your entire brake system for free – so don’t delay if you notice any of the issues noted above. We mean it when we say that visiting FixCarNow for your Audi brake repair needs couldn’t be any easier!