BMW Brake Pads Guide

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Many Los Angeles drivers wondering about the best maintenance plan for their new BMW vehicles often ask us about BMW brake pad replacement costs. Your BMW brake pads will last a while, but when you get them replaced they will run up to $100 to $300 per axle. Learn more about BMW brake pad sensors, BMW brake pads cost, and more below!

BMW Brake Pads: How Long Do They Last?

Brake pads are one of many aspects of BMW brake service that Westlake Village drivers should factor into their regular maintenance plans. Brakes and brake pads aren’t quite the same thing; brake pads are just one component of the brake system, but an important one. They apply pressure to the brake discs and rotors.

So when would a BMW brake pad sensor start telling you when you need to start looking up BMW brake pad replacement costs? Your BMW brake pads should last 40,000 to 50,000 miles. For reference, most drivers drive 15,000 miles a year, so that means to start looking at brake pad service somewhere in year four of BMW ownership.

BMW Brake Pad Sensor and Symptoms of Bad Brake Pads

Perhaps you have a vehicle with a BMW brake pad sensor that can warn you when your brake pads are worn down. All the same, there are some telltale signs that you should look up the BMW brake pads cost, such as:

  • Your BMW is taking longer to stop and you notice longer stopping distances
  • One or more of your wheels skid or lock up when braking
  • There’s a noticeable vibration when braking
  • Your brake pedal travels towards the floor before you engage your brakes

If you notice these symptoms, schedule service with a BMW service center!

BMW Brake Pads Costs

The average cost of a BMW brake pad is $150 per axle. As noted above, this number can range between $100-$300 per axle, depending upon the materials used to make the brake pads. Sturdier materials like metal may be more expensive, but they are also better able to withstand the elements.

For BMW brake pads, make sure to get in touch with a Malibu parts center that uses OEM parts!

Get BMW Maintenance at Rusnak BMW

The experts at the Rusnak BMW service center know BMW vehicles inside and out. We’re here to help Thousand Oaks drivers take care of their vehicles with maintenance advice and regular service specials. If you have any questions about BMW brake pads or BMW brake service, contact us today!

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