The dealership said I need new brakes & rotors (front, just brakes on the rear), and boy was the quote expensive (out of the repairpal range!). When I call around to the independent shops, Is there a certain brand of brake pads/rotors needed for an Audi? Are there certain parts brands that will last longer (i.e. bosch is 50% more expensive but will double usage?) Thank you.
Brake & rotor replacement - what to ask for? on 2005 Audi A4 Quattro
by Ladybug Driver in San Francisco, CA on November 11, 2009
ANSWER by guillou301 , November 11, 2009
no there is no brand of that is for your car alone, anything made to fit your car is going to work it just may have a shorter life than the expensive parts...
ANSWER by matte , November 11, 2009
The higher quality, OEM specification parts will likely have a longer life than cheaper, generic aftermarket parts, and they will also be less prone to squeaking, etc. I recommend finding an Audi specialist outside of the dealership and asking for their recommendation, given the demands on brakes in San Francisco.