All Subaru models are built to handle a serious amount of use, but like all vehicles they require a degree of maintenance to ensure optimal performance, safety, and longevity. One of the more important maintenance procedures to take care of on your vehicle is having your brake pads replaced. So before you make the trip from Grand Junction to our Subaru service center, find out a bit more about brake pad replacement.

What is a Brake Pad Replacement?

Located between the brake shoes and brake drums, your brake pads are an integral part of your vehicle's brake system. A brake pad replacement is a fairly straightforward procedure by which a technician goes in and changes out the old pads with new ones.

How Often Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

In general, most brake pads should be good for somewhere between 30,000 and 35,000 miles, but the answer to this question really depends on a couple of key factors specific to your situation, including:

  • Where You Drive: If you live in an urban area where there's a lot of stop and go traffic, then you will inevitably be putting more wear on your brakes than someone who lives in a rural area and does most of their driving on open highways.
  • How You Drive: If you're an aggressive driver who has a tendency to stop abruptly or a driver who usually rides the brakes in different situations, then you will need to have your brake pads replaced more often than more conservative drivers who don't ride the brakes.

How Much Will a Brake Pad Replacement Cost?

The price of getting your brake pads replaced varies depending on the kind of vehicle you drive and the quality of brake pads you purchase for your vehicle. In general, though, you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 per axle.

Get Your Brake Pads and Other Subaru Services at Glenwood Springs Subaru

Make your way from Grand Junction or Vail to Glenwood Springs Subaru for brake pad replacements and a range of other Subaru maintenance and repair services. Give us a call today with any service-related questions like how often to get an oil change, how to change your brake light and how to check brake fluid.


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Directions Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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