When you press your foot down on either the accelerator or the brakes, you are wanting to get an immediate feedback. You either want your car to instantly start picking up speed, or instantly start to decrease in speed. If there is not an immediate feedback from either, you have some issues.
We do not need to spend time explaining how important brakes are when it comes to your car, but you might be wondering how much it costs to have them repaired? Because, if it is too expensive, you might hold off, right? I mean, sure, they are making some noise and they are not responding as well as they should, but you are able to break, right?
Whether it is an issue of squealing, or exaggerated stopping distances, putting off getting your brakes fixed can not only be dangerous, but can also make the cost of repairing or replacing them go way up.
So, how much do new brakes cost? Well, it depends …
What kind of brakes do you have?
The cost depends on not only what kind of braking system you have, but also what you drive. It may seem like a no-brainer, but brakes for a compact car and brakes for a muscle car or sports car are not all made equally and all have different costs. So, your brake cost will depend on the type of car you drive and the type of system required.
Are you an Orignalist?
If you are someone who insists that their vehicle is equipped with only original and genuine equipment from the manufacturer and not aftermarket parts that work with your model, you may see an increase in expenses when fixing or replacing any piece of your car, especially brakes. This could get very expensive if you are driving a classic car.
What work needs to be done?
A brake repair job is not always an all-or-nothing endeavour. So, the cost could fluctuate depending on how much work actually needs to be done on your braking system.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier tire shop in Tampa. We carry custom wheels and tires for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.