Volkswagen Brake Pad Replacement in Indianapolis, IN

Imagine you're driving down a road, going as fast as the law will allow, and you see a traffic light up ahead. It's green, but something distracts you on the other side of the road for a brief moment. You look back, and the light has turned red, and cars are stopping, but you're still cruising; you slam on the brakes. Pause this story, and think: are you 100% sure your brakes can handle the stop? Have you felt vibration or squealing on your brakes that you haven't had looked at? Here at Tom Wood Volkswagen, we want a happy ending to this story, with you safe and sound, which is why our experts offer brake pad replacements to you.

Signs of Failing Brake Pads

To alert you to a worn brake pad, most brake pads have a metal part inside them that is meant to hit the metal of your rotor. This causes a loud squealing sound, and it's the best way to know you need new brake pads. You may also feel grinding, vibration, or scratching when you brake, and a visual inspection of your brake pads can confirm your suspicions. If any of these apply to you, don't stress; Tom Wood Volkswagen has you covered with our brake pad replacement service. 

Tom Wood Volkswagen Dealership

The Brake Pad Replacement Process

Changing a brake pad starts with lifting your car and taking off the wheels. Once they're gone, you can remove the pieces that allow you to turn the foot of the brake out and see the brake pad. We replace the brake pad and the clips holding it to the foot so that the new pad has no chance of coming off. Then we put the brake foot back in place, secure it, replace the wheels, and then test the brakes. Once we're satisfied, we get your car back to you! 

The Perils of Worn Brake Pads

In our story above, we imagined a situation where a sudden stop would be necessary, and we all know what happens if the brakes aren't sufficient to stop you. But we use our brakes in less emergent situations all the time when we drive. Gradual slowing down, maintaining the speed limit, and turning are all common uses of the brake. We don't want any of those situations to go wrong, and a brake pad replacement with VW OEM parts gives you peace of mind that your car is safe.  

We Care About You at Tom Wood Volkswagen

While our expert team takes care of your car, we offer free WiFi and coffee to keep you busy. We even have a children's play area if you want to bring your kids along! Our service department features many service specials for discounts on regular maintenance for your Volkswagen as well as a complimentary multi-point inspection with every service. Call now or drop on by, and we'll keep your brake pads in the best shape possible for all your braking needs. 

Complimentary Dealership Amenities

  • Volkswagen Tire Store offers a price-match guarantee
  • Express service for routine maintenance
  • Late night drop-off hours
  • Large fleet of loaner vehicles
  • Shuttle service
  • Free car washes for life when purchasing a vehicle from us
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee
  • Children's play area
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Tom Wood Volkswagen

4545 E. 96th Street
Directions Indianapolis, IN 46240

  • Sales: (317) 705-7000
  • Service: 317-705-7000
  • Parts: 317-705-7000

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed