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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Your vehicle’s brake system is one of its most crucial components that keeps you safe every time you venture out to Henrico. Eventually, the brake pads––just one part of the larger brake system––will need to be replaced. How much does it cost to replace brake pads? Keep reading with the Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond service center. We’ll provide everything you need to know about brake pad replacement costs in the guide below!

How Much is it to Replace Brake Pads, On Average?

The cost you pay for new brake pads may differ from what another driver pays in Glen Allen because the cost can vary between makes and models. On average, it costs approximately $150 per axle to replace brake pads. Some drivers might pay as little as $100 per axle, while others might pay up to $300 per axle.

The low end of the range accounts for brake pads built from organic materials. On the higher end are brake pads made of durable materials like ceramic or metal. Metal or ceramic brake pads are more expensive because they last longer and provide better heat resistance.

What is the Difference Between Brakes & Brake Pads

Can you use “brakes” and “brake pads” interchangeably? Many Goochland car owners do, but these are actually two separate things:

  • When referring to the brake system as a whole, you’d use “brakes.” The brake system includes the brake pads, as well as the rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and if you drive an older vehicle, brake drums.
  • The brake pads are only one component of the larger brake system. When you press the brake pedal, the brake pads press down on the brake rotors or discs to help the car stop.

When to Replace Brake Pads

How often should you pay for brake pad replacement? Typically, brake pads will last 40,000 to 50,000 miles, but the way you drive could lengthen or shorten that lifespan. Slamming on the brakes suddenly is one example of a driving habit that will cause premature deterioration of the brake pads. You can help your brake pads last longer by coasting to a stop and pressing the brake pedal gently.

Warning Signs for Bad Brake Pads

How do you know your brake pads are deteriorating? Here are the most common warning signs:

  • The brake pads are less than ¼ inch thick
  • Your brakes are squealing or squeaking
  • The brake service warning light is on
  • You feel the brake pedal vibrating when you press it
  • There’s a noise like grinding metal

Find Reliable Brake Service in Richmond

How much is it to replace brake pads at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond? Contact us or call us at for a quote! We routinely offer service specials that can help you save on brake services and more, so don’t forget to check out what’s available before scheduling service.

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