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Kia Forte Front Brake Pad Replacement

Just like rear brake pads, your Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte in for service. Courtesy Kia of Brandon offers free multipoint inspections during every visit, but you need to refer to your Kia Forte maintenance guide in your owner's manual for more information regarding recommended front brake replacement and inspections. Remember that wear and tear on Kia Forte including the front brake pads varies drastically on your driving habits.

How do I know if my Kia Forte brake pads are worn out?

Some common warning signs of bad brake pads are:

  • Burning odor
  • Grinding noise when the brakes are applied
  • Some vehicles have brake warning lights that will turn on to notify you of a likely issue
  • Kia Forte pulling to lone side while braking
  • Pulsation or vibrating in the steering wheel or brake pedal
  • Squealing or screeching when braking
  • There are various alternative warning signs for bad brake pads. You can glance your vehicle's owner's manual for more details.

Kia Forte Rear Brake Pad Replacement

Keep in mind wear and tear on all brake components depends heavily on your driving habits. Similarly with front brake pads, your Kia Forte rear brake pads will typically wear down at the same rate on both the left and good 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. You'll prefer to get your brakes inspected during every visit to your mechanic, but you should also consult your Kia Forte maintenance schedule for details on when inspections and rear brake pad replacement is recommended.

How do you know if you need new brake pads?

In a bit cases, you will be strong to smell a burning fragrance which is a result of the metal contacting the surface as your pads become dry. Regular issues that will arise when your Kia Forte 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.If you experience any of these warning signs you should take your Kia Forte in for an inspection immediately. As always, you should consult your vehicle's owner's manual for more details on service intervals, recommendations, and assorted safety concerns.

How much do Kia Forte Brake Pads Cost? Kia Forte Brake Pad Prices

How much Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte brake pads are heavily worn down.

Kia Forte Front Brake Pads Price

Consult your service adviser as prices can change quite frequently depending on parts availability. Most Kia franchise service centers will run brake specials each month and can save you a lot of money on front brake pad installation. Typically the cost for parts will range from $100-$200 per axle and labor can cost anywhere between $80 - $100. Since your Kia Forte brake pads wear unhappy at the same rate per axle, it is sufficient to have your front or rear brake pads replaced at the same time.

How much does it cost to get Kia Forte brake pads changed?

Kia Forte 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.

How long do Kia Forte brake pads last?

Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte owner's manual for recommended maintenance interval information.

Can I put new brake pads on old rotors?

The short answer is yes. Kia Forte 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. It's extensive to keep your brake pads healthy not only for safety reasons but to maintain the integrity of the rest of your Kia Forte brake components. Keep in mind that if your brake pads are heavily degraded and not replaced immediately, your brake rotors will start to wear down much faster.Courtesy Kia of Brandon offers free multipoint inspections on brake pads and rotors. It's also eminent to consult your owner's manual for recommended maintenance intervals to ensure your Kia Forte is brought in for brake service on time.

What are the best brake pads for Kia Forte?

Genuine Kia brake pads are designed specifically for your Kia Forte and are built on the highest standards just like the ingenious brake pads that were installed on your car when leaving the factory. It's important to use Kia ingenious manufactured components on your vehicle. Accurate components help provide maximum safety and durability even more so than other expensive aftermarket components that were designed to fit multiple types of vehicles. Call Courtesy Kia of Brandon today to learn more.

Kia Forte Rear Brake Pads Price

Front and rear brake pads on your Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte brake pads online or give us a call during business hours to get pricing and availability.