Is 3mm on rear brakes bad?

Is 3mm on rear brakes bad?

You should follow the manufacturer’s recommended minimum brake pad thickness. In most cases, you’ll want to replace brake pads when they get down to about 3mm. While you can sometimes get away with 2mm, that is right around where the metal wear indicator gets exposed and causes a squealing sound against the disc.

How many mm should rear brake pads be?

Your brake pads’ minimum thickness should be at least 6.4 millimeters. Above all else, you do not want the thickness to get any less than 3.2 millimeters or it will be very dangerous to drive.

How many miles can you drive on 3mm brake pads?

I believe 3mm of pads should do several times 1k miles. If inner’s and outer’s are equally worn – then much more, say at least 10k miles. It depends of course how intensively you use them.

How long can I drive on 3mm brakes?

Why do front brakes wear faster than rear brakes?

The front of your vehicle handles a lot more weight transfer as you brake, causing more wear. Over time heat and friction also contribute to brake pad wear. Your car naturally does the majority of its braking with the front brakes, so those pads will wear faster than the rears.

What does it mean when brakes are at 3mm?

When a brake pad that’s 12 mm thick new wears to approximately 3 mm of pad life remaining, the metal sensor usually becomes exposed and makes contact with the disc. The resultant metal-on-metal contact causes squealing and may trigger an electronic sensor to display a warning light on newer vehicles.

How do you measure the size of a VW brake rotor?

In most cases, by knowing the OUTSIDE DIAMETER (OD) of your brake rotor you’ll be able to determine the correct brake kit. However, sometimes both the rotor’s outside diameter (OD) and hat height may be needed (see below). Flip the VW brake rotor over to its back and measure across to determine the outside diameter.

How much does it cost to replace a brake pad on a Volkswagen Jetta?

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Where can I find the brake rotor part number?

The easiest and most reliable way to ensure you’re ordering the correct brake rotor is to find the PART NUMBER on the existing rotor (see image). Wheel removal is required. For verification purposes, Blauparts has begun listing the part number in some brake kit product descriptions (when multiple choices exist).

Do you have to replace brake pads on both wheels?

Brake pads must always be replaced as a set, that is both wheels (driver and passenger side) on an axle, front or rear, must be serviced. If brake pads on only one side of the car were replaced, your car might pull to one side when you apply the brakes.