I have an '01 Jetta GLX (VR6) - 4 wheel disc brakes with 65,000 miles. I have had the car serviced every 5000 miles as the dealer suggests. Recently during the 60K tune-up they suggested I replace my brake pads AND rotors! The pads have been monitored the entire time I have owned this car so there should not be any metal on metal wear. I asked the dealer why they needed to replace the rotors too and he said VW rotors are consumable and need replacing. Does this seem right? Should I just take it in somewhere else to get pads replaced? Also, this is my second VW and both cars generate an unusually high amount of brake dust over the front rims. Should I look into dustless pads to correct this?
Friday, February 24th, 2006 AT 3:01 PM