How Much to Replace Brake Pads

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

 

Maintaining your brakes in peak condition is key to road safety, not to mention your driving experience. Replacing the brake pads in your car is one of many brake services that will help you stop your car when it matters most. Find out how much to replace brake pads with your team at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and when it’s time for service, schedule it on your Blackfoot vehicle with us.

What’s the Average Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

The cost of a brake pad replacement is contingent on what type of car you have. The average brake pad replacement is $150 per axle, but it can cost anywhere from $100 to $300 per axle. Brake pads that are cheaper are made from organic materials while higher-priced composite brake pads are made out of sturdier materials such as metal. Even though they’re more expensive, the composite brake pads offer drivers in Pocatello superior heat resistance and less brake fade over time.

You’ll also want to know that price will vary by dealership and location. Have a chat with someone on our time to get a brake pad replacement quote for your vehicle.

Brakes vs. Brake Pads: What’s the Difference? 

People often use “brakes” and “brake pads” interchangeably, but there’s a clear difference between the two:

  • “Brakes” are in reference to the brake system as a whole, including the brake pads, rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and if your vehicle is older, brake drums.
  • “Brake pads” are in the above category. They’re what applies pressure to the brake rotors or discs to draw the vehicle to a stop.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

You’ll find that the average set of brake pads lasts 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Your driving habits can lengthen or shorten the lifespan considerably. For instance, if you frequently come to a hard stop on the brakes, you’re putting extra strain on the brake pads. If you coast to a stop as often as you can and avoid hitting the brakes with force, you’ll probably have a longer life out of your brake pads.

Signs Your Car Needs Its Brake Pads Replaced 

When your car needs its brake pads replaced, you’ll likely notice that something is up with your Rexburg vehicle right away. It’s time to schedule service with the OEM parts people at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge if you notice any of these things:

  • The brakes are making a squealing or squeaking sound
  • The indicator light turns on 
  • Grinding metal sound 
  • Brake pedal vibrates 
  • The brake pads are less than 1/4 inch thick 

Get a Brake Pad Replacement in Idaho Falls

Are you noticing something strange with your brakes? Is the brake light illuminated on your dash? Your brake pads might be what’s causing this. Contact the team at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge with any questions about your brakes. We’re the team to take it on!

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