Volvo Brake Pad Replacement: How Much Does It Cost?



Nothing, and we mean nothing, is more critical to maintaining vehicle safety than on-time Volvo brake pad replacement. Services to make sure your vehicle can get moving are essential for sure, but services to ensure your vehicle can effectively come to a stop are even more so. There's a lot involved with your vehicle's braking system, and we're here to help keep your brakes in top shape.

Our certified technicians will help diagnose the specific issue and get the job done as conveniently as possible, whether it's a front rotor replacement or rear brake pad replacement. Stop by our Volvo repair center in Jacksonville ASAP if you're facing any braking issues, and read on to learn more about what's involved.

Signs You Need New Volvo Brake Pads

Knowing what a Volvo XC90 brake pad replacement means is one thing; knowing when to get it done is another. Brake pad and rotor wear can vary based on driving habits, road conditions, and other factors. But, how will you know if your vehicle is due for a new set of brake pads, rotors, or a total brake service? Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Unusual noises like grinding, rattling, or squealing can be heard while braking
  • Brake pedal feels softer or spongier than normal
  • Brake pedal pulses or steering wheel shakes while braking
  • Brake dust builds up on wheels faster than usual
  • Strange odors begin coming from the wheel well

These signs may point to one of several braking issues, all of which can compromise vehicle safety. Our service center can perform a complete diagnosis when you stop by and can help you save on your Volvo S60 brake pads and rotors cost with coupons and service specials.

Get a Grip: The Anatomy of Your Brakes

You may be wondering what brake rotors are or why Volvo brake pad replacement is necessary over time. Here's a quick look at how your vehicle's braking system works:

The brake pedal

Familiar to all drivers in Jacksonville, FL, and beyond, how the brake pedal controls the brakes vary by vehicle. In essence, it works by pressurizing hydraulic fluid stored in a reservoir under the hood.

The brake lines

The veins and arteries of the system, the brake lines are metal tubes that carry said pressurized fluid to the next component.

The brake calipers

The caliper is the system's muscle and is held stationary on top of the rotors. It contains hydraulic pistons inside, and the pressurized fluid pushes out those pistons as you press the brake pedal. Those pistons then retract as you lift off the brake pedal.

The brake pads

With two of them mounted inside each caliper, your vehicle's brake pads are the component those pistons are pushing in and out. They're small pieces of metal with a friction-generating surface facing toward the rotors.

The brake rotors

The brake rotors are connected to your vehicle's wheel hub and spin in sync with the wheels. As the pad surfaces push against the rotor, they grip it and bring the wheels to a stop. This process wears down both the pads and rotors, which is why Volvo brake pad replacement is a regular maintenance item.

An intricacy to note

You may find that Volvo XC90 brake pads and rotors cost more than those on a Volvo S60. That's because the XC90 is much larger, and more vehicle mass means more force is needed to slow down, requiring a bigger set of brakes.

Volvo Brake Pad Replacement and More at O'Steen Volvo Cars of Jacksonville

Want to get an accurate quote for your Volvo XC90 brake pad replacement cost? Need to diagnose a strange braking noise? Contact our service center today, and we'll help get your brakes in top shape no matter the issue. You'll be treated to top customer service, timely and convenient work, and a team dedicated to keeping your Volvo vehicle in her best shape.

FAQs Regarding Volvo Brake Pad Replacement

What brand of brakes does Volvo Cars use?

The manufacturer of Volvo brakes varies based on the model, model year, specific part of the braking system, and several other factors. When it comes to your typical Volvo brake pad replacement, semi-metallic brake pads branded as genuine Volvo parts are often made by Bosch. As well, many Volvo brake rotors and calipers are made by Brembo®. Both brands are household names for quality, just like the Volvo vehicles that they help bring to a stop.

How long should Volvo brakes last?

The service intervals for a brake pad replacement will vary based on driving habits (i.e., bumper-to-bumper traffic vs. open highway cruising), vehicle model, and other factors. The time between a Volvo rear brake pad replacement can also differ from that of a front rotor replacement. Typically, for vehicles like the Volvo XC90, a set of brake pads will last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. An inspection will reveal the most accurate estimate of the remaining life of the pads.

How much does it cost to replace brakes on a Volvo vehicle?

The cost to replace your Volvo vehicle's brakes can vary. For a Volvo brake pad replacement, including labor, estimates can range from $150 to $450 for replacement on one axle. Brake rotor replacement estimates can be around $300 to $750 for a set of four rotors. Contact us to get an accurate estimate for your vehicle.

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