Brake Pad Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Brake Pad Replacement costs $165 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$111 to $255
Labor: $70 -$136
Parts: $41 -$119
Average Dealer price
$175 to 396
Average Shop price
$135 to 290
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementYourMechanic Price$123.23Shop/Dealer Price$151.06 - $201.87
2001 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.99Shop/Dealer Price$186.49 - $250.61
1993 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementYourMechanic Price$131.84Shop/Dealer Price$161.84 - $219.12
2005 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementYourMechanic Price$195.87Shop/Dealer Price$241.90 - $347.22
1991 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementYourMechanic Price$190.41Shop/Dealer Price$232.97 - $305.05
1992 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementYourMechanic Price$190.41Shop/Dealer Price$232.94 - $305.00
1986 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.6L DieselService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementYourMechanic Price$166.87Shop/Dealer Price$205.70 - $289.30
2006 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.99Shop/Dealer Price$186.49 - $250.61
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Parts required for a Volkswagen Golf Brake Pad Replacement

$36 to $113

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All about Brake Pad Replacement

Depending on your car’s brake system, it may use between 4 to 8 brake pads. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder sends fluid under pressure to the brake calipers (which hold the brake pads). The caliper presses the brake pad against the brake rotor, causing friction that slows down the car. During normal usage of the brakes, brake pads wear out and become thinner. If the thickness of brake pads is less than 3mm, it is time to change the pads. Depending on where you drive (city driving tends to wear pads out quicker) brake pads usually last between 30,000 to 35,000 miles. Some vehicles (e.g., BMWs) are equipped with a low-pad-warning system. In these vehicles, you will also need to replace the brake sensors as part of the brake pad service.

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