How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors


Most Sunnyside drivers know that replacing their brakes regularly is important. But comparatively few know just how much it costs to replace brake pads. So, how much is it to replace brake pads around Yakima? Harvest Honda Yakima has the answers below! Read on or contact our service experts for additional information and up-to-date pricing.

What’s the Average Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

How much does it cost to replace brake pads? That largely depends on the type of car as well as the type of brake pads installed. To provide you a rough estimate though, the average brake pad replacement cost is around $150 per axle. However, the price can range from about $100 to up to around $300 per axle. In total, then, a full set of brake pads will generally cost between $300 – $600. Geographically disparate places and individual dealerships often have a decent amount of variance in how much they charge for brake pads as well.

Brake pads that are on the less expensive end of the price spectrum are usually made from organic materials, but higher-priced composite brake pads are made from more rugged materials like metal. They fade less quickly and offer superior stopping power. That makes them ideal for people looking for longer-lasting pads or pads for high-performance or heavy vehicles.

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

“Brakes” and “brake pads” are often used interchangeably but they actually are quite different:

  • Brakes refer to the brake system as a whole, includingthe 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. 

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Usually, you can expect a Honda vehicle’s brake pads to last anywhere from around 40,000 to 50,000 miles. That having been said, your driving habits can significantly lengthen or shorten that estimated range. If for instance, you frequently accelerate rapidly and come to a stop just as fast, if not more quickly, that’ll wear your pads out quickly. So too will towing heavy loads often.

Signs Your Car Needs Its Brake Pads Replaced 

How do you know that it’s time to replace your car’s brake pads? Here are some common signs:

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

Schedule a Brake Pad Replacement at Harvest Honda Yakima 

Ready to schedule brake service or brake pad replacement in Yakima? Whether you’ve noticed the above-mentioned signs that it’s’ time for new brakes or simply want a brake checkup, we here at the Harvest Honda Yakima service center are happy to help. Be sure to check out our service specials to save more on your next brake replacement appointment.

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