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Best place to genuine Audi Brake Pads - low pad warning

audiwaterpump Aug 9, 2020

  1. audiwaterpump

    audiwaterpump Registered User

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    Hello
    2009, Audi A4
    Where's the best place to get genuine Audi brake pads?

    Also, any good main dealers about who are competitive on pricing.

    And do these cars have an electronic warning for worn pads?
    Thanks
     
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  3. ruairi83

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    Check for retail parts specialist / *** on Facebook. They are dealer and post parts out at great price
     
  4. audiwaterpump

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    thanks. Do you have a link.
     
  5. ruairi83

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  6. rum4mo

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    Ooooh, another one similar to CCP who is also on Facebook.

    No doubt, like CCP excellent service and realistic prices!
     
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  7. audiwaterpump

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    do you have a link please.
    Thanks
     
  8. PenttisHSR

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    What about "parts request" at the top of this page?
     
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  9. rum4mo

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  10. Ginge247

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    If i remember correctly trw make the pads on the B8, i had them front and rear on my s4.
    https://www.trwaftermarket.com/en/
    Save yourself some money

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  11. jdp1962

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    @audiwaterpump ,as @PenttisHSR has suggested, this might be worth a go.
     
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  13. rum4mo

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    Not unless "his" pricing structure has changed, been there done that.
     
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  14. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man

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    Fair enough; nothing beats direct experience. :)
     
  15. rum4mo

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    The other thing is, do you really really need genuine Audi brake pads, as no doubt you know, all simple service parts prices are extremely inflated across the VW Group fleet, really mainly, I'd think to turn the dealership workshops into cash cows to support the showrooms - and none of these parts are manufactured by VW Group.

    So, if this is your first brake pad replacement, why not remove a pad at each end of the car and see if you can establish who the manufacturer was, but watch out as lots of factory fit pads will have VW Group branding on them, the brake parts supplier branding on them, and if you are lucky, the pads manufacturer's branding on them.

    For example, my wife's 2015 VW Polo has ATE front callipers, and the factory fit pads appear to have been manufactured by Jurid who supply many brake pads for Germanic car marques.

    I've never bought Jurid pads, I tend to prefer Textar or Pagid who are both TMD Friction company brands along with Mintex, but Mintex seem to be UK manufactured and in my mind/money, they do not take the care to bother to make them as well as Textar or Pagid, which is annoying!

    If you do go down the line of buying the OEM brand of pads, you will need to do the legwork and make sure that you are saving money and ending up with the same product just not in VW Group packaging - and not an almost similar product which will give you annoying squealing noises as them are missing the correct anti-squeal shims, I've been there done that, had to contact TMD's UK sales office who said sorry and sent me out the correct version of their pads.
     
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  16. audiwaterpump

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    Would prefer to buy the Audi parts if they were sensibly priced, but the price differential is just to great, and money it tight.
    As mentioned Audi don't make the pads themselves.

    Next otion, is to buy non-branded pads that are made by the same OEM manufacturer that makes the Audi branded parts.
     
  17. Simon

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    Just buy a set from euro car parts, will be cheaper and just as good as buying Audi parts.

    I have used minted a lot in the past and never had an issue, but paged are very good as well.
     
  18. Ginge247

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    What engine A4 do you have?

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  19. audiwaterpump

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    Audi A4 2009 Diesel 2.0 TDi Manual
    Engine number from logbook is CAG 19847X (x=0-9)
     
  20. Ginge247

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    TRW pads are 40 to 50 quid depending on which braking system you have (1LA,1LB,1LT,1LY?) Like I said previously trw make the majority of the brake parts on the b8.

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  21. audiwaterpump

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    (1LA,1LB,1LT,1LY?)
    How can I find out which system I have on my car?
     
  22. Ginge247

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    Its on the sticker where your vin id is normally in the boot. Heres an example
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  23. audiwaterpump

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    Top-man!
     

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