rotors for 2006 audi a6 quattro


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 i really need to replace it?

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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.

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Brock Pitz

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.


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!

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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.


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!


The issue with most European cars is not the rotors but the material that the brake pads are made 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.

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