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How do I know if my BMW X3 brake pads are worn out?

Some common warning signs of bad brake pads are:

  • BMW X3 pulling to one side while braking
  • There are plentiful back-up warning signs for bad brake pads. You can read your vehicle's owner's manual for more details.
  • Burning odor
  • Pulsation or vibrating in the steering wheel or brake pedal
  • Squealing or screeching when braking
  • Some vehicles have brake warning lights that will turn on to notify you of a capability issue
  • Grinding noise when the brakes are applied

Can I put new brake pads on old rotors?

The short answer is yes. BMW X3 brake components usually wear down at different rates meaning your brake pads will be the first component in need of replacement before your brake rotors. Keep in mind that if your brake pads are heavily degraded and not replaced at this moment, your brake rotors will start to wear down much faster. It's noteworthy to keep your brake pads fresh not only for safety reasons but to maintain the integrity of the rest of your BMW X3 brake components.Richmond BMW offers free multipoint inspections on brake pads and rotors. It's also competent to consult your owner's manual for recommended maintenance intervals to ensure your BMW X3 is brought in for brake service on time. Schedule your brake pad service online today with Richmond BMW.

How much does it cost to get BMW X3 brake pads changed?

BMW X3 brake pads replacement, which includes parts and labor, can cost anywhere between $150 and $300 per axle depending on the type of brake pads desired and the extent of the damage your previously worn down pads have caused to the other components of your vehicle such as the rotors. At Richmond BMW we have monthly brake pad replacement specials designed to save you money as well as brake pad parts specials if you want to replace them yourself. Schedule your brake service with Richmond BMW or call us at 8042074692.

BMW X3 Rear Brake Pads Price

Front and rear brake pads on your BMW X3 will cost the same assuming you purchase them on the same date. Parts availability is the main variable in price for brake pads although labor costs can change depending on other factors in your area. Labor costs usually won't be too volatile. If you're looking to replace your brake pads yourself, parts typically range from $50 - $100 per brake pad. You can order your BMW X3 brake pads online or give us a call during business hours to get pricing and availability.

How much do BMW X3 Brake Pads Cost? BMW X3 Brake Pad Prices

How much BMW X3 brake pads cost depends heavily on how many brake pads you need to order and whether or not you want to replace the brake pads yourself or have one of our technicians handle your brake pad replacement. Typically brake pads are sold in sets of two as wear and tear on your BMW X3 brake pads is typically the same on both the left and right sides of the vehicle. A set of luxury vehicle brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 and $250 while most other brake pads are between $75 and $120. Again, this varies widely by brand and does not include installation. There are other services to keep an eye on such as your rotors which also may need to be replaced if your BMW X3 brake pads are heavily worn down.

What are the best brake pads for BMW X3?

Genuine parts aid provide maximum safety and durability even more so than contrasting expensive aftermarket parts that were designed to fit multiple types of vehicles. Large BMW brake pads are designed specifically for your BMW X3 and are built on the highest standards just like the original brake pads that were installed on your car when leaving the factory. It's remarkable to use BMW original manufactured parts on your vehicle. Call Richmond BMW today to learn more or schedule service online.

How do you know if you need new brake pads?

Common issues that will arise when your BMW X3 brake pads need to be replaced include squealing, screeching, grinding or squeaking when brakes are applied. You may also notice vibrations or pulsation in the pedal or steering wheel. In some cases, you will be able to smell a burning fragrance which is a result of the metal contacting the surface as your pads become bare.As always, you should consult your vehicle's owner's manual for more details on service intervals, recommendations, and additional safety concerns. You can call Richmond BMW at 8042074692 for information as well or schedule service online. If you experience any of these warning signs you should take your BMW X3 in for an inspection expeditiously.

How long do BMW X3 brake pads last?

BMW X3 brake pads usually last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles depending on your driving habits. If you commute in heavy traffic and use your brakes often, you'll need to get an inspection more frequently. We recommend you reference your BMW X3 owner's manual for recommended maintenance interval information.

BMW X3 Rear Brake Pad Replacement

You'll pick to get your brakes inspected during every visit to your mechanic, but you should also consult your BMW X3 maintenance schedule for details on when inspections and rear brake pad replacement is recommended. Keep in mind wear and tear on all brake components depends heavily on your driving habits. Similarly with front brake pads, your BMW X3 rear brake pads will often wear down at the same cost on both the left and noble side of your vehicle. Unlike front brake pads, most rear brake pads wear down faster due to the brake mechanics of rear wheel drive cars.

BMW X3 Front Brake Pads Price

Consult your service advisor as prices can change quite naturally depending on parts availability. Most BMW franchise service centers will run brake specials each month and can save you a lot of money on front brake pad installation. Since your BMW X3 brake pads wear down at the alike rate per axle, it is daily to have your front or rear brake pads replaced at the alike time. Frequently the cost for parts will range from $100-$200 per axle and labor can cost anywhere between $80 - $100.

BMW X3 Front Brake Pad Replacement

Just like rear brake pads, your BMW X3 front brake pads will typically degrade at the same rate on both the right and left side of your car. Unlike rear brake pads, most front brake pads wear down slower due to the nature of rear-wheel drive cars. You should have your brakes inspected every time you take your BMW X3 in for service. Richmond BMW offers free multipoint inspections during every visit, but you need to refer to your BMW X3 maintenance guide in your owner's manual for more information regarding recommended front brake replacement and inspections. Remember that wear and tear on BMW X3 including the front brake pads varies drastically on your driving habits.