rotors for 2006 audi a6 quattro

red_juju
0

Asked by red_juju May 03, 2008 at 05:43 PM about the 2006 Audi A6 3.2 Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2006 audi a6 quattro has only 35,000 miles and the brake check light indicator light turned on and i took it to a mechanic and they said that i need to replace the rotors and the pads.i believe that i need to replace the pads but the rotors?for a german car that only has 35,000 miles,i really don't think that i need to replace the rotors.do i really need to replace it?

6 Answers

littlehorn
30,285

They may be warped, I would consult a second source. They may just need a light resurface. Most manufacturers put thin rotors on from factory and often by 36,000 miles they need to be replaced. It's not uncommon.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Brock Pitz
5

audi rotors do not have enough material on them to be resurfaced. if you can feel a lip on the edge of the rotor it most likely will need to be replaced. if you dont replace them the brake light will just come on sooner next time when the rotor cut into the sensors.

mbclk500
10

I had one and put four sets of rotors on it in 4 years. AUdi would do nothing to assist. They said they were high performance brakes and that's what happens. They warp and there is mothing you can do!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Rhaman
335

My 01 TT roadster has original brake pads and rotors at the 10 year point and 68,000 miles. I do not abuse the brakes nor race the car. Are you the original owner? Have you been racing or speeding or overusing the brakes? Have you replaced tires often? Tires and brakes work hard all day long. Braking hard and often can wear out both of these much earlier than expected. The main factor is Kinetic energy. The formula is this: KE= 1/2 M X v2. Or multiply 1/2 the total weight of the car times the velocity squared. Do some math and see how brakes must work to dissipate that energy. Go with performance parts from other than Audi on all four wheels. You will get better performance and longer lasting life. Do it on all 4 wheels. It might be expensive but brakes are important. Good luck.

mbclk500
10

This was not abuse. I don't often brake hard. When I left the car stored for the winter while I was in Florida, the Calipers and rotors rusted together solid! At the first movement, the rotors bent and warped. Then every braking, soft or hard, resulted in an ugly noise. Audi dealer told me they have to move their lot inventory almost weekly to keep this from happening!

garageman
1,665

The issue with most European cars is not the rotors but the material that the brake pads are made from.as they are generally considered a high performance brake,they use a higher metal content in the pads make up,because of this it has a tendency to wear the rotors at an accelerated rate.Usually when pads are needed the rotors are also in need of replacement .my own past eeriences are when these rotors are checked for minimum thickness specification,by the time any resurfacing is to be done the rotors will be at or below minimum spec.not good at all.I suggest that you get a good aftermarket pad and rotor combo,ATE are o.e. On this car Brembos are also o.e.Pagids are a very good quality brake pad.When it comes to brakes and the safety of yourself and others it's not an area to compromise.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
You think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

A6
Looking for a Used A6 in your area?
CarGurus has 8,076 nationwide A6 listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Search Audi A6 Questions

Audi A6 Experts

#1 JRKPerformax
JRKPerformax
Reputation 190
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 120
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A4"
359 Great Deals out of 10,120 listings starting at $2,400
Used BMW 5 Series"
694 Great Deals out of 17,258 listings starting at $2,800
Used Audi A8"
49 Great Deals out of 2,346 listings starting at $4,899
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
762 Great Deals out of 16,097 listings starting at $1,495
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,392 Great Deals out of 35,512 listings starting at $1,800
Used Audi S4"
67 Great Deals out of 1,550 listings starting at $5,595
Used Audi S6"
8 Great Deals out of 212 listings starting at $7,999
Used Audi Q7"
121 Great Deals out of 5,470 listings starting at $11,890
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
935 Great Deals out of 22,446 listings starting at $2,900
Used BMW 7 Series"
148 Great Deals out of 5,076 listings starting at $1,988
Used Lexus GS 350"
134 Great Deals out of 4,573 listings starting at $9,700
Used Honda Accord"
1,142 Great Deals out of 60,016 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Audi A6 For Sale
4,197 listings
2015 Audi A6 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 1,323 listings starting at $39,987
2014 Audi A6 For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 530 listings starting at $32,983
2013 Audi A6 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $23,985
2012 Audi A6 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 391 listings starting at $23,995