What Is the Average Cost for Brake Service?

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What Is the Average Cost for Brake Service?
Keeping your car's braking system serviced can save you money in the long run. (brake image by Jan Will from Fotolia.com)

Your brakes are one of your car's most important safety features; keep them operable with regular servicing. According to the website CostHelper, a squealing noise after applying your brakes means you need a mechanic to check your brakes as soon as possible.

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Listen To Your Car

How much you can expect to pay for new car brakes could depend in large part on how long you let the problem go without attention. Once your brakes make a grinding noise, you need new pads. Depending on your the type of vehicle, the average cost for brake replacement generally ranges from £65 to £162, according to CostHelper.

Waiting Too Long

Continuing to drive your car with faulty brakes could end up costing you a lot more, according to CostHelper. Failure to replace the brake pads in time could grind down the actual rotors. If this happens, you can expect to pay anywhere from £195 to £390.

Be Prepared

If the cost of maintaining your car's brakes is important to you, find a qualified mechanic before the problems start. According to CostHelper, many advertised brake specials may only include a minimal inspection and actual brake replacement. A qualified mechanic will do a road test, clean all the necessary components and check all hoses in the braking system---all of which may save you money in the long run.

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