Brake Pad Replacement in Raleigh, NC



 If you want to ensure that your brake system continues to keep you safe, brake pad replacement is an essential auto repair service. Without thick-enough front and rear brake pads, your brake system will not work properly, putting you at risk of an accident. Our service department in Cary, NC, is fully stocked with proper equipment for every type of Volvo vehicle. Our technicians will diagnose your vehicle to figure out the issue and perform proper brake pads installation if needed. Keep you and yours safe by visiting us today.

How To Know if You Need Brake Pad Replacement Services

Your brake pads are one of the critical components of your braking system. Without the padding, parts like your discs and calipers will start to wear down, directly affecting your vehicle's ability to brake. Every time you press the brake, a tiny amount of your brake pads wears away. Over time the pads get entirely worn down from repetitive use.

If you avoid a brake pad replacement, you'll likely end up incurring even more expensive auto repair near Raleigh. If you aren't sure how to check your brake pads yourself, our mechanics will happily help you. In the meantime, you can look out for:

  • Screeching noises when pressing the brakes
  • Grinding type sounds from a lack of padding
  • Indicator lights on your dashboard (check your owner's manual to see which lights refer directly to your braking system)

These signs tell you it is probably time for brake pad replacement. When you schedule auto service with our team near Raleigh, we will give you our honest opinion on what is best with your vehicle.

FAQs About Brake Pad Replacement

How much does it cost to replace brake pads?

On average, it costs about $150 per axle. Keep in mind the cost of brake pad replacement depends entirely on your model, trim, and year make. We will also check your calipers and rotors to see if those need to be serviced, too.

When should brake pads be replaced?

As mentioned above, look out for signs like brake squeaking and indicator lights. Aside from that, brake pads should be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles regardless, just to make sure you can continue to drive safely. However, if you drive very often, sit in traffic often (causing you to stop more than the average driver), or you suspect issues before then, we don't recommend waiting until the 40k mile mark. All service intervals depend entirely on driving habits and conditions.

Can I just replace my brake pads?

If you feel you know your Volvo vehicle well enough to perform this service, feel free to buy the brake pads from us and perform the replacement yourself. However, we cannot stress safety enough. Make sure your brake pads are both the correct type and are installed properly -- it is absolutely essential to your safety. We recommend trusting a replacement to a Volvo-certified technician.

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