Audi Brake Center | Audi Brakes Service and Replacement

 

Welcome to Audi Mission Viejo Brakes Center!

Orange County's #1 service department and wholesale parts center. Whether you need a simple Audi brakes inspection, brakes service, or brakes replacement, we are the one stop shop for all of your needs!

Check out our service and parts special pages above to see if we are currently running any brakes specials, and then contact us or schedule a service appointment yourself for a reliable, hassle free experience.

Read on for our brakes FAQ and simple diagnosis guide and to see why we have the best service department in all of Orange County.


Why Have Your Audi Brakes Serviced With Us?

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE
Here at Audi, good service is a must. That's why we currently employ 2 of the top 10 Audi Technicians in the entire United States

Our service team has the leadership and the skill set to get it right every time - whether it is a simple oil change or a detailed maintenance check.





AUDI MAGNA SOCIETY AWARD WINNER
The Magna Society honors only the best of the best Audi dealerships in the United States. This means we exceed customer service objectives by huge margins.

While you wait, enjoy complimentary refreshments and wireless internet in our Quattro Café, and we'll take care of the rest.
HIGH QUALITY OEM PARTS
We operate as a OEM Audi parts wholesaler that supplies parts to many businesses in the area, which means that we can offer the best deals on the best parts around.

Our inventory is the largest in Southern California, but we pride ourselves on reliability and delivery speed as well.

FAQ

Why do you have to service/replace your Audi brakes?
Right along with your seat belt, your brakes are the most important component of your car in keeping you and your loved ones safe, and your car driving smoothly. Additionally, waiting too long between inspections can lead to dangerous and expensive problems.

Your brakes are made up of brake lines, brake pads, rotors, and calipers. Your brake pads are designed to be replaced and are not very expensive - however, failing to replace these in time can destroy any and every other brake component which are not nearly as cheap.

So, instead of waiting and having to replace 2-5 parts, it is much easier to simply get regular inspections and Audi brake service to fix problems before they escalate.


What affects brakes and make them wear down?
Everyday regular use wears down your breaks, however if they are used more often and harder than normal, then you can expect their life-cycle to be shorter. Some examples of conditions and factors which increase the rate of your Audi brakes degrading include:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Bad road conditions (ex: ice, snow, rain)
  • Driving on roads with steep inclines and sharp turns
  • Stop-and-go traffic (ex: every CA freeway)
  • Using cheap/unreliable brake system components
  • Excessive use of brakes


How often should I have my Audi brakes inspected and serviced?
It is recommended that you get your Audi brakes inspected every 6 months to 1 year in order to make sure that you stay safe and avoid expensive repairs and replacements in the future.

If you are an aggressive driver or are often driving in stop-and-go traffic for long periods, then your safe bet would be to stay closer to the 6 month mark. Your brakes can go from semi-damaged to absolutely destroyed very quickly.



IDENTIFYING AUDI BRAKE PROBLEMS
 
Why are my Audi brakes squealing / squeaking?
A high-pitched sqealing or squeaking noise when applying or releasing your brakes is the #1 most common tell-tale sign that your brakes need to be serviced soon. This is actually an intentional design feature on modern car brake pads which means that your brake pads are wearing thin and must be replaced ASAP.

Squeaking can also be due to rust or debris on the rotor surface - but the end result is the same. Get your brakes inspected ASAP.



Why are my Audi brakes making a grinding sound?
Brakes making a grinding noise is one of the worst sounds you can hear and must be dealt with immediately or risk replacing your entire braking system or causing a terrible accident.

If your brakes are "grinding" while applying brake pressure, it is likely because the caliper is grinding against your rotor disc. This is normally due to extreme wear of the brake pads or rotors and should be addressed quickly before further damage is done.

You can think of your brake pads like a protective bar of soap - the more they are used, the thinner and smaller they become. And once they are completely gone, your braking system has absolutely no protection from metal pieces grinding against each other. At this point, it is only a matter of time until catastrophic failure.



Why did my Audi brake pressure decrease and feel spongy?
There are a few possible reasons for your Audi' brakes to lose pressure or feel 'spongy' and soft where you have to push down much harder because it is not as stiff as it once was.

1) Air in your brake lines - air preventing the flow of brake fluid is one of the most common and easier issues to fix by 'flushing' the air out of the brake lines

2) Damage to your brake lines - rust, car accidents, or even wear and tear over time can cause your brake lines to damage, creating holes which disrupt your brake fluid pressure

3) Old or low brake fluid - much like motor oil, over time your braking system uses up brake fluid. It can also break down to not be as effective as it once was, so it must be replaced or filled up with new fluid

4) Damaged / bad components - worn or damaged braking system parts, which could include the calipers, rotors, or cylinders, all play major roles and damage to any of them can affect your brake pedal pressure