How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad


Your brakes play a key role in both the performance and safety of your vehicle, so it’s crucial to stay on top of car care. One of the key steps to brake maintenance is replacing the brake pads, but just how much does it cost to replace brake pads? The price can vary, so the experts at our service department have created this guide to help you plan ahead in Lubbock. Learn how much to replace brake pads and find out more about your braking system with Brown Honda of San Angelo.

Average Cost of Brake Pad Replacement

Brake pads differ depending on your car type, but on average, brake pad replacement is around $150 per axle. However, replacements can run from $100 to $300. That’s because brake pads can be made out of anything from organic materials to composite to metal. The more expensive the brake pad, typically the better the heat resistance and durability. Are you looking for a quote in the Midland area? Feel free to give us a call in San Angelo!

Brakes vs. Brake Pads

How do brake pads differ from brakes? Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Brakes refer to the entire brake system, including the brake pads, rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and, if you drive an older vehicle, brake drums. 
  • Brake pads are a component of the braking system. Brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotors or discs, which makes the car stop.

Brake Pad Lifespan

The price of a brake pad replacement is just one part of the story. How long do brake pads last? Usually brake pads last between 40,000 to 50,000 miles. You’ll fall on the lower end of that estimate if you put your car through its paces with heavy towing, aggressive driving, and other taxing activities. If you want to keep your brakes in great shape for the long run, try to avoid slamming on the brakes and coast to a stop when possible. 

Brake Pad Replacement Warning Signs

When your brake pads start to go, it’s time to schedule your service. Here are some of the most common signs that you’ll need to get a new set:

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

Schedule Your Service with Brown Honda of San Angelo

Whether you need a new set of brake pads or just a brake inspection, head to Brown Honda of San Angelo for all of your automotive needs. We’re located in San Angelo, near neighboring Odessa, so contact us with any questions. Don’t forget to take a look at our latest service coupons to save on your next appointment!


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