How Much Does It Cost To Replace Brake Pads?

Mechanic Working On Brakes

Brake pad replacement is one of the most important things that you have to regularly maintain on your vehicle so it can run at full capacity. When many of our customers come by our Henderson service center, they ask about how much to replace brake pads. The average cost to replace a brake pad is $100 to $300 per axle. 

If you’re looking to replace your brake pads soon and are wondering how much it’ll cost you, come by our Commerce City-area dealership service center and let our team technicians tell you more. Use this guide if you’re a self-learner and want to come prepared for your brake pad replacement at Transwest GMC. Also, if you just happen to be in the market to upgrade to a new vehicle, reach out to our finance center to see what deals and specials are available to you!

Brakes vs. Brake Pads

For many of our Aurora-area customers who don’t know much about automotive terminology, they can get confused with the difference between brakes and brake pads. Even though both “brakes” and “brake pads” are used interchangeably, there is a big difference between the two. See what they are below:

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

Signs That Your Brake Pads Need To Be Replaced

Before finding out how much to replace brake pads, if you have to find out if your vehicle even needs a brake pads replacement. There are many ways of know if your vehicle’s brake pads need to be replaced, and there are signs, you service your vehicle at our Brighton-area service center as soon as possible. Some of the signs of worn brake pads include:

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

Service Your Vehicle at Transwest GMC Today!

Don’t wait until things get ugly and expensive to replace your brake pads. If you’re wondering how much to replace brake pads, visit our Henderson service center and have an experienced professional service your vehicle back to its prime state. Schedule an appointment with our service center today Contact or visit us at Transwest GMC!


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