The average cost for replacing a car's front brakes ranges from $100 to $250 per axle, as of January 2016. Exact cost depends on the type and model of the car, location and the type of the replacement brake pads.
Problems that may lead to the replacement of the pads include a grinding or squeaking noise while driving. The cost of the pads ranges between $35 to $150 per set of four depending on their quality and type of vehicle. The overall cost takes into account the labor cost, which varies depending on location. Most braking systems have four to eight brake pads, which tend to degrade over time. It is essential for car owners to have brakes checked after 12 to 15 months.