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How Much is it to Replace Brake Pads?

To ensure you’re the safest you can be on those Mount Pleasant streets, keeping your brake pads in top condition is essential. When you replace your brake pads, it increases the ability of your brakes making sure you stop quickly and safely. But, how much does it cost to replace brake pads? Our service experts at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet has a brake pad guide down below! Get questions like, “How much to replace brake pads?” and “When should I replace them?” answered with our guide below!

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

So, how much does it cost to replace brake pads? For new car owners in the James Island area who may need to finance their repair, this might be one of the first questions you ask! On average, brake pads range between $100 to $300 per axle. On the higher end of the price range you’ll find high-quality composite brake pads. They’re pricier, but they offer less brake fade and higher heat resistance than lower-end brake pads made of organic materials.

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

Many times, we hear North Charleston drivers use “brake pads” and “brakes” interchangeably, but there is a big difference between the two components:

  • Brakes are the entire brake system. This includes rotors, discs, brake pads, master cylinder, lines, and brake drums for older used vehicles.
  • Brake pads are the mechanism that applies pressure to your brake rotors or discs to bring your car to a stop.

Do Brake Pads Last Long?

On average, brake pads can last 40,000 to 50,000 miles. However, your overall driving habits can determine the true lifespan. Avoid slamming your brakes by coasting to stop, this will help your brake pads last longer.

Signs Your Car Needs Its Brake Pads Replaced

Now that you know how much it is to replace brake pads, if you start to experience any of the signs below, schedule a service appointment with us as soon as possible:

  • Brakes are squealing or squeaking
  • Indicator light turns on
  • Loud grinding metal sound
  • Brake pedal vibrates
  • Brake pads are ¼ inch thick or less

Schedule a Brake Pad Replacement at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet

We’ve answered your question of, “How much does it cost to replace brake pads?”, but if you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us! Our Hendrick team of experts is always here and ready to help.

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