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Brake pads use friction to convert the vehicles ' kinetic energy into thermal energy. In disc brakes, each tyre usually has two brake pads per disc; brake pads are material for friction, joined with metal backing, and held in position using a calliper. Once the foot brake is applied, callipers that hold brake pads are pushed by a hydraulic system, and hence brake pads are pushed against the brake disc which causes friction, and the whole process helps to slow down and stop the car quickly and safely. The brake pads must usually be replaced regularly to prevent brake fade. Most modern cars have a brake wear sensor embedded in the pads that displays information on the dash when its time to replace them.
When your vehicle starts making abnormal sounds, feelings and smells its time to investigate the issue sooner somewhat later to avoid further damage, here are some signs of worn brake pads.
Most vehicles are fitted with brake wear sensors to detect when its time to replace front or rear brakes pads and with help from above signs one can visually inspect and decide that its time to replace brake disc or pads on the vehicle. Brake pads are usually 4-5 mm thick and can last from 25,000-35,000 miles or more which depends on the quality of the parts and the use of brakes and driving conditions. When brake pads are worn out, they will cause excessive wear and damage to discs or drums that can lead to replacing expensive brake discs or rotors. So it's important to replace brake pads on regular intervals.
The brake pads replacement cost depends on the vehicle make, model, part quality, and labor time to replace the brake pads; it also depends on which brake pads you want to replace, front or rear brake pads. As the labor time and part prices are not same for all makes and models, it's impossible to give the exact replacement cost unless we know the particular vehicle on which the price is required. To find out the exact cost of a brake pads replacement on your car, select the make and model at the top of the page.
The average cost of brake pads replacement on most mid-range vehicles is between £75 to £148. If you need a brake pads replacement service for your car, you can find a mobile mechanic from the smart servicing centre, who can come to your house or office to carry out the repair work. It is convenient and up to 30% cheaper than going to a garage.