How Much to Replace Brake Pads

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad

It’s essential to keep your brakes in excellent condition, so it’s safe for the Merced roads as well as your overall driving experience. Replacing the brake pads is one of the many services that help your vehicle stop quickly when it truly matters most. How much does it cost to replace brake pads? This price varies, which is why the service experts at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto created a guide to use as your reference. Learn how much to replace brake pads is with Mercedes-Benz of Modesto today!

What’s the Average Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

As mentioned above, the price to replace your brake pads varies, but the average brake pad replacement cost is $150 per axle. However, the price range is about $100 to $300 per axle. Brake pads made of organic materials will cost less, while higher-priced brake pads are made from more rugged materials like metal. While they are more expensive, these composite brake pads offer stronger heat resistance and less brake fade with routine use.

Keep in mind that the price will also vary depending on where you have your vehicle serviced. Contact our service center for a quote on your brake pad replacement. 

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

“Brakes” and “brake pads” are sometimes used interchangeably. However, there is a clear difference between the two:  

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

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Brake pads last about 40,000 to 50,000 miles. However, your driving habits can affect the lifespan. If you hit the brakes suddenly, especially when towing a small boat or trailer in Stanislaus, you’re putting additional strain on the brake pads. If you coast to a stop and avoid slamming on the brakes, your brake pads could last longer.

Are There Signs New Brake Pads Are Needed? 

There are red flags that indicate new brake pads are needed. If you notice any of the following indicators, schedule a service appointment near Stockton at the Mercedes-Benz of Modesto service center to have your brake pads replaced:

  • 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 

Schedule a Brake Pad Replacement at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto!

If there is a strange squeaking sound when braking or the brake light illuminates on your dash, your brake pads may be the reason. Contact us with any questions about our brake services or to schedule an appointment. Be sure to take advantage of our current selection of service specials.


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