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Nissan Brake Pad Replacement Cost

The brakes on your Nissan vehicle are essential to your safety on San Marcos roads and your overall driving experience. Your vehicle uses rotors and brake pads to help bring your vehicle to a stop, but over time the brake pads will wear down and need to be replaced. How much should you expect to pay to replace brake pads? Typically drivers spend $150 per axle on brake pad replacement. 

Each brake caliper has two brake pads in it, and your two front and two back wheels are on separate axles. Therefore, if you bought one set of brake pads, you would have four pads in total – two for one tire on the axel and two for the other. If you’re replacing all of your brake pads at the same time you would need two sets of brake pads – or eight pads in total.

Your final brake pad price will depend on the type of pads your Nissan needs to stop safely on Round Rock roads. Learn more about how much it costs to replace brake pads and how to tell when it’s time for a brake pad replacement with the South Austin Nissan service team.

Average Brake Pad Replacement Cost

How much does it cost to replace brake pads? Usually, the average brake pad replacement cost is $150 per axle, however the price can range between $100 and $300, depending on the type of brake pads your vehicle needs.

Brake pads are made from either organic materials or metallic, high performance materials. Most San Marcos commuter vehicles use either organic or semi-metallic brake pads. These brake pads are cheaper but provide more than enough stopping power for drivers who use their vehicles to travel around town for work and groceries. Drivers who use their vehicles for frequent towing, on job sites, or for racing may opt for ceramic or full metallic brake pads since they offer the most stopping power under strenuous conditions. Metallic and ceramic brake pads are more expensive than organic or semi-metallic brake pads, but your safety and the safety of others on the road around you is worth the price.

The price of your brake pad replacement will also be determined by your location and where you go to get the service done. Drivers who schedule an appointment with South Austin Nissan can take advantage of our service specials for savings on brake pad parts and replacement services.

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

The terms “brakes” and “brake pads” are often used interchangeably, however, there is a clear difference between the two:

  • Brakes refer to the brake system as a whole, including the brake pads, rotors, discs, calipers, master cylinder, lines, and – if you drive an older vehicle – brake drums.
  • Brake pads are part of the brake system and apply pressure to the brake rotors or discs to bring your vehicle to a stop.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

With general wear and tear Lakeway drivers can expect their brake pads to last between 40,000 and 50,000 miles. Your driving habits can lengthen or shorten that lifespan, however. If you have a lead foot and frequently hit the brakes suddenly and harshly, then you’ll wear down your brake pads faster than if you accelerate gently and coast to a stop. Your driving route will also affect your brake pad life. If your commute takes you down roads that have frequent stop-and-go traffic, stop signs, or stop lights, then your brake pads will wear faster than a route without those obstacles.

Signs You Need Brake Pads Replacement

When it’s time to have your brake pads replaced, you’ll most likely notice the warning signs right away. If you notice any of the following signs on your daily drives through Round Rock, schedule service with our service center to have your brakes inspected and your brake pads replaced:

Signs You Need a Nissan Brake Pad Replacement

  • You need more time or room to stop your vehicle on San Marcos roads.
  • There is excessive grinding, squealing, or other sounds coming from your wheels/brakes.
  • There is an abnormal feeling when you apply your brakes.
  • Your brakes are pulling or vibrating as you come to a stop or slow down.
  • You notice excessive brake dust on your wheels.

Nissan Brake Pad Measurement Chart

  • 7 or more millimeters – Your brake pads are new or in excellent condition.
  • 4 – 6 millimeters – Your brake pads will need replacement soon.
  • 3 millimeters or less – Brake pad replacement is needed to ensure your safety on the road.

Get Brake Pad Replacement at South Austin Nissan

If you’re due for Nissan brake pad replacement or if you want our team to inspect your brakes, come to our Austin service center for excellent service at driver-friendly prices! Contact our team with any questions you may have about brake pads or our Nissan brakes services. We look forward to helping you keep your Nissan running for many years to come!

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