“If your brakes are squeaking, sticking, or seem to take much more pressure than usual to engage, it’s time to see a mechanic.”
Price Points to Ponder
Unfortunately, the friction of your brakes causes your brake pads to wear down over time, and they will need to be replaced time and time again. This is a normal part of the preventative maintenance routine you should include with your braking system. Of course, this means spending some money to keep your vehicle in working order and get you home safely every day. So how much money are you looking at spending for brake repair?
The average price to replace a brake pad runs anywhere from $100 to $300 per axle, depending on the shop you work with. This might seem like a lot in the moment, but consider the alternative. To repair or replace the brake caliper, if the pad goes forgotten and further damage ensues, it could cost you anywhere from $300 to $800, even going so high as $1000 for some garages. Similarly, to replace a brake rotor is somewhere in the range of $406 to $559.
When you see all these numbers together, it’s a daunting image, which is why we always suggest preventative maintenance to our customers. This includes checking over your brakes, and making small repairs and adjustments, such as replacing your brake pads. It comes at a cost, sure, but it’s more than worth it over the long run when you consider the additional funds you will be spending over time if your brake pads go unfixed.