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Brake Pad Replacement Service & Cost by Ergys Jancaj

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How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Dealer Price YourMechanic Savings
1995 Plymouth Acclaim $107.50 $66.67 $156.67 - $191.67 $111 36%
2002 Chrysler Prowler $107.50 $120.84 $210.84 - $245.84 $187 18%
2006 Ford Five Hundred $139.75 $50.64 $167.64 - $213.14 $144 24%
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata $107.50 $59.74 $149.74 - $184.74 $130 22%
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage $150.50 $75.34 $201.34 - $250.34 $175 22%
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $107.50 $85.17 $175.17 - $210.17 $153 20%
2007 Buick Terraza $150.50 $54.54 $180.54 - $229.54 $155 24%
2009 Buick Enclave $129.00 $33.74 $141.74 - $183.74 $121 25%
1996 Lincoln Mark $139.75 $49.34 $166.34 - $211.84 $143 24%
2006 BMW 330Ci $107.50 $147.89 $237.89 - $272.89 $184 27%

What are Brake Pads all about?

Depending on your car’s brake system, it may use between 4-8 brake pads. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder sends fluid under pressure to the brake calipers (which hold the brake pads). The caliper presses the brake pad against the brake rotor, causing friction that slows down the car. During normal usage of the brakes, brake pads wear out and become thinner. If the thickness of brake pads is less than 3mm, it is time to change the pads. Depending on where you drive (city driving tends to wear pads out quicker) brake pads usually last between 30,000-35,000 miles. Some vehicles (eg. BMW’s) are equipped with a low-pad-warning system. In these vehicles, you will also need to replace the brake sensors as part of the brake pad service.

Keep in mind

Brake pads are replaced in pairs. This means if you choose front brake pads, both front wheels should get new brake pads. The same situation applies for rear wheels.

How it's done:

  • Inspect brake pads.
  • Install new pads if thickness is less than 3mm.
  • Inspect: rotors, calipers, hoses, and brake fluid condition.
  • Perform a basic safety inspection.
  • Test drive the vehicle.

Our recommendation:

Your mechanic should measure the thickness of brake pads every 12-15 months. Get your brake system inspected if the brake-warning light is on.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Pads?

  • Grinding, squealing or screeching noise when you apply brakes.
  • Brake pedal is lower than normal.
  • Brake or low-pad warning light is on.
  • Vibration in the steering wheel.

How important is this service?

Regular maintenance and replacement of your brake pads is a very important safety measure. If you drive your vehicle with worn-down brake pads, braking distances increase, your risk damage to the brake rotors (which are more expensive than brake pads) and most importantly you put yourself and others at risk.

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