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24k for new pads

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jack D, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Jack D
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    [Nov 15, 2007]
    My brake pad waring light hs just come on. I have covered 24k. Is this normal as it seems quite low to me!
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    [Nov 15, 2007]
    I was extremely surprised when my pads still hadn't been changed by about 28000 miles.
    In the past, I've had car pads wear out as low as 9000 miles.
    So I was beginning to think the Audi pads were made of granite.
    I wouldn't call 24K miles bad, but most of my driving is A/B roads, so I will inevitbly do more braking than your average M-way driver.
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    [Nov 15, 2007]
    Do they check them when its in for service?
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    [Nov 15, 2007]
    Think it depends on the service.
    I've heard they don't bother taking the wheels off for minor ones.
    FWIW, you allegedly have around 1500 miles between the brake-pad warning light and metal-to-metal grinding, according to my dealer.
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