How Much Does It Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Ensuring that your brakes are well-maintained is a crucial part of driving safely on GLenwood Springs and Grand Junction roads. To brake quickly when it matters most, you'll want to replace those worn brake pads as quickly as possible. Are you wondering, "How much does it cost to replace brake pads?" Our expert service center technicians here at Glenwood Springs Subaru are here to help with the following guide to help you estimate how much to replace brake pads and highlight the signs that you'll want to watch out for with regard to worn brake pads. 

How Much is it to Replace Brake Pads?

As you prepare for a replacement, you're likely asking, "How much does it cost to replace brake pads?" Brake pad replacement costs differ, depending on your vehicle. You can expect an average cost of $150 per axle. However, a price range of roughly $100 to $300 per axle is normal. 

Brake pads made from organic materials tend to be more affordable, while composite brake pads made from tougher materials (like metal) tend to be more expensive. While more costly, these composite brake pads offer less wear and tear over time and greater heat resistance as you're traveling around Vail and beyond. You can also expect price variations depending on location and dealers. Contact us today for a quote on your vehicle brake pad replacement in Glenwood Springs! 

Warning Signs of Worn Brake Pads

You'll notice a few warning signs when it's time to replace your brake pads. If you notice any of the following indicators,schedule a service appointment at the Glenwood Springs Subaru service center near Grand Junction to replace your brake pads right away: 

  • Your brakes make a high-pitched squeaking or squealing sounds
  • Your indicator light comes on
  • You hear grinding metal noises 
  • Your brake pedal vibrates
  • Your vehicle's brake pad thickness is down to less than 1/4 inch 

What's the Average Brake Pad Lifespan?

The average brake pads will last between 40,000 to 50,000 miles. How you drive can shorten or lengthen brake pad lifespan. For example, if you often brake suddenly (particularly if you're carrying a trailer), you shorten brake pad life spans through added strain. Braking smoothly will ensure that you get the most out of your brake pads. 

Schedule Your Replacement at Glenwood Springs Subaru 

Now that we've addressed how much it usually is to replace brake pads, if you're noticing the above-noted signs of worn brake pads, you'll want to seek a replacement as soon as possible. Contact us to find out how we can assist you with brake services, service specials, and much more to ensure you that you're always getting the best deal!