2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Front Wheel

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Your braking system is one of the most crucial components to your vehicle safety, but brake pads don’t last forever. Just how much does it cost to replace brake pads? The answer depends on a number of factors, but we’re here to give you a brake repair estimate. Let’s take a look with our team below.

 

 

How Much to Replace Brake Pads on Average

The cost of a car brake repair will depend on your car make and model, but the average price is around $150 per axle. If you look throughout Southlake and Keller, the price will typically vary from $100 to $300 per axle. Why is the difference so extreme? 

Brake pads are made of different materials, ranging from cheaper organic materials to higher-priced composite brake pads. The more expensive the pad, the better the heat resistance and durability on average. Feel free to ask our service department for personalized recommendations based on your car.

Brakes vs. Brake Pads

You may hear “brakes” and “brake pads” used interchangeably, but what’s the difference?

  • Brakes refer to the brake system as a whole, including the brake pads, rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and, if you drive an older vehicle, brake drums. 
  • Brake pads are an important part of the brake system and apply pressure to the brake rotors or discs to bring the vehicle to a stop. 

Signs of Brake Pad Damage

After you’ve paid for your car brake repair, how long will your new brake pads last? The average lifespan is around 40,000 to 50,000 miles. However, more aggressive driving will shorten the lifespan significantly. Hitting the brakes hard, towing heavy trailers, and driving in stop-and-go traffic will place greater strain on your brake pads. How do you know you’re due for a new set?

  • Brakes squeak or squeal when pressed.
  • The indicator light has turned on.
  • You notice a grinding, metallic sound.
  • The brake pedal vibrates when you press it.
  • The brake pads are visibly thin with less than 1/4 of an inch left.

Schedule Your Service with Essence Alfa Romeo

Whether you need a brake repair or a quick inspection, visit Essence Alfa Romeo for all of your automotive needs. Contact us for more information or schedule your service at Essence Alfa Romeo to get your car in top shape. Interested in learning more about Alfa Romeo maintenance? We can help answer other common car care questions, like how often you should change your oil.

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