How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Keeping your brakes in premium condition is vital for your and your passengers’ safety on Charlotte streets. Replacing your Chevy’s brake pads is one of many services that will help keep your vehicle running smoothly for years. You might be curious, “How much does it cost to replace brake pads?” The service pros at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet want to help. Read the following guide to answer your questions and find out how much it is to replace brake pads and more. If you need auto service, contact our service center. We’re always here for you!

How Much to Replace Brake Pads?

Brake pad replacement cost will vary depending on your Chevy’s year, make, and model. The average brake pad replacement cost is somewhere around $150 per axle, but the price can range from $100 on the low end to $300 on the high end, per axle.

Less expensive brake pads are typically made from organic materials, while higher-end composite brake pads are made from stronger materials like metal. Composite brake pads offer more heat resistance and less brake fade with routine use on Gastonia roads, so they will likely last longer and perform better. The cost of brake pads also varies by dealership and location. Call us at our service department at 844-338-4254 for a brake pad replacement quote for your specific Chevy.

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

Concord drivers sometimes ask us, “What’s the difference between brakes and brake pads? The terms “Brakes” and “brake pads” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a distinct difference between the two terms:

  • Brake pads are a vital component of the brake system and apply pressure to the brake rotors or discs to stop the vehicle.
  • Brakes refer to the brake system as a whole, including the brake pads, discs, rotors, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and (if you drive an older vehicle) brake drums.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

The average lifespan for most brake pads is between 40,000 to 50,000 miles. The way you drive can extend or reduce the lifespan of your brakes. If you often hit the brakes suddenly, you’re putting added strain on the brake pads, and they will wear out much faster. If you gently coast to a stop as often as you can and avoid slamming on your brakes, your brake pads will last longer.

Signs Your Chevy Needs New Brake Pads

When your Chevy needs new brake pads, you’ll likely notice the signs right away. If you experience any of the following warning signs, immediately schedule a service appointment at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet. Waiting could cause serious harm to your vehicle.

  • A grinding metal sound
  • The brake pedal vibrates
  • Your brakes are making a squealing or squeaking sound
  • The warning indicator light is on
  • The brake pads are less than 1/4 inch thick

Schedule a Brake Pad Replacement at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet

Now that you no longer need to ask, “how much is it to replace brake pads?”, contact our service center if your brakes need service. Contact us with any questions about brakes, tires, oil changes, or other auto care matters. Check out our service specials to see if you can save some money, then schedule your appointment. Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet is always here to help, conveniently located near Rock Hill, SC.

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