How Much Do New Brake Pads Cost?

If you’ve been racking up the miles around Kansas City on your new or pre-owned vehicle, it’s likely that you might need new brake pads. Brake pads are essential to making sure that you can properly and quickly stop when you need to. While brake pad replacement costs are dependent upon the dealership, on average, brake pad replacements are around $150 per axle. However, depending on if your brake pads are using organic materials vs. a more rugged composite and metal material, the cost can range anywhere from $100 to $300 per axle. More expensive composite brake pads can provide better heat resistance meaning you’ll have less brake fade on drives.

Higher quality brake pads are often the number one choice for sporty vehicles like the new Kia Stinger or for vehicles that will regularly be towing. Even if you’re driving around hilly areas or plenty of stop-and-go traffic, opting for a higher-performance brake pad replacement might be the smart choice depending on your lifestyle. Learn more about your vehicle’s braking system and when it’s time for new brake pads today with the experts at Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit!

Difference Between Brakes & Brake Pads

When you’re looking for brake services around Independence, you’ll notice the terms brake and brake pads being used interchangeably. However, there is a clear distinction between the two, so make sure you confirm with your service center the service that is being performed on your vehicle. Here are the differences between brakes and brake pads:

  • Brakes: When you’re getting your brakes worked on, this usually means you’re getting your whole braking system serviced. Your whole braking system could include brake pads, rotors, calipers, master cylinder, brake lines, and more.
  • Brake Pads:  On the other hand, your brake pad is the actual part that applies pressure to your brake rotors, allowing you to stop.

When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

On average, your brake pads can last anywhere from 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Nevertheless, keep in mind that depending on your make, model, and even usage around Raytown, you could experience earlier or later brake pad replacement intervals. If you notice any of the following items on your vehicle, it’s time to schedule a service appointment for a brake pad replacement:

  • Squeaking brakes
  • Brake service indicator light
  • Brake pedal vibrations
  • Brake pads appear less than ¼-inch thick

Get Vehicle Service Today at Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit!

If you notice anything awry with your Lee's Summit commuter, bring it in to get checked out today at the Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit service center. Our experts will take a thorough look at your vehicle to make sure it’s performing as it should. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for assistance!

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