How Much to Replace Brake Pads

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Having brake pads in good condition is critical to keeping you and your passengers safe on Asheville roads. It’s one of the most important features of your vehicle, as they’re responsible for stopping your car, especially in split-second situations. Fletcher drivers often ask our service experts, “How much does it cost to replace brake pads?”. We created a guide for you to reference and get an answer to your question. Read on for more!

What’s the Average Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

The cost of replacing a brake pad varies depending on the type of car you own and type of brake pad, but on average, it costs $150 per axle. The price can range from $100 to $300 per axle. Brake pads made of organic materials typically are less expensive. Pads manufactured with synthetic materials tend to be at a higher price but are better performing and longer lasting.

What’s the Difference Between Brakes and Brake Pads?

Many Johnson City drivers use the terms “brakes” and “brake pads” interchangeably, but they are actually two different things. Brakes refer to the entire system that stops a car. This includes: brake pads, calipers, discs, rotor lines, and master cylinders. Brake pads are a part of the braking system. They are responsible for stopping the vehicle.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Brake pads typically last for about 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Your driving habits can increase or decrease the lifespan of your brake pads, so it’s important to keep that in mind while you’re driving. If you’re someone who slams on brakes often, you’re probably going to have to replace your brake pads sooner. Braking slowly reduces the strain on your brake pads and you’ll have a much longer lifetime with them.

Signs Your Car Needs Its Brake Pads Replaced

If you’re not sure when the last time you replaced your brakes, we can help with that! Bring your vehicle to our service department and we can give you an estimated timeline of when you’ll need to replace your brake pads. Sometimes, you’ll be able to tell they need to be replaced by yourself. Read below for signs that will let you know that you need you new brake pads:

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

Visit Apple Tree Acura!

If your car has given you some signs mentioned above, schedule an appointment so we can get you new brake pads. It’s important that you and your passengers remain safe on Johnson City roads and this is a great way to do so. Check out our website for specials and contact us if you have any questions and we’ll be glad to help!

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