Does my 2006 Volkswagen Golf really need new brake discs and pads at 50,000 miles?
I have a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 FSI. It is now four years and five months old and has covered 50,000 miles. Volkswagen are telling me that I need new disc pads on the front, and new disc pads and new discs on the rear (because of dishing?) The car has always been driven carefully and not been driven hard. Is this reasonable? What is the normal life of disc pads and discs?
Perfectly normal. Rear discs rust first because there is very little braking at the rear so the pads do not clean surface rust of the discs as well as at the front.
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