How Much to Replace Brake Pads?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad

Your brakes are an essential part of your vehicle and allow you to drive safely on the Cincinnati roads. That’s why you’ll need to stay on top of your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule and have them replaced when needed. How much does it cost to replace brake pads? Luckily, the service center at Alfa Romeo of Dayton has created a handy guide to show you how much you can expect to pay for your next brake pad replacement. Find out how much it is to replace brake pads with Alfa Romeo of Dayton.

When to Replace Brake Pads

Before you go and take your vehicle into your local Dayton-area shop, you might be wondering if your brake pads even need to be replaced. While your owner’s manual will have a more specific number of how often to change brake pads, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the following warning signs:

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

If you notice any of these signs, schedule a visit with our service center at Alfa Romeo of Dayton.

Average Brake Pad Replacement Cost

So, how much does it cost to replace brake pads? The cost will vary depending on the type of vehicle, but the average brake pad replacement can cost anywhere from $100-$300 per axle. Brake pads that are made from organic materials will cost less than brake pads that are made from more rugged materials like metal. Even though metal brake pads cost more, they do offer greater protection against heat, and they fade less throughout their usage. Our service center can get you a quote on repair costs, or you can order your brake pads through our parts store online if you’re more of a DIY driver.

Brake Pad Lifespan

Now that you know how much it is to replace brake pads, you might be wondering how long they last. Most brake pads last about 40,000-50,000 miles, but this number can vary based on your driving habits. Slamming the brakes aggressively will put more strain on the brakes compared to coasting to a stop. You can check your owner’s manual for a more specific number on how long you can expect your vehicle’s brake pads to last before their next change.

Brakes vs. Brake Pads

If you’re like some Bellbrook drivers, then you may use “brakes” and “brake pads” interchangeably. However, there are some differences between the two terms:

  • Brakes: Brakes reference the brake system as a whole. The brake system includes the brake pads, rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and sometimes brake drums.
  • Brake Pads: Brake pads are a specific part of the brake system. The brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotors or disc to bring your car to a stop.

Now that you know a little bit more about how much to replace brake pads and how often to change them, you can take the next steps to get back out on the Xenia roads.

Service Your Brake Pads at Alfa Romeo of Dayton

The next time you need a brake pad replacement, visit Alfa Romeo of Dayton to get them replaced at a great rate. Contact us to set up a visit that works for you.


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