BMW Brakes in Austin: Why to Inspect, When to Change, and Where to Change

BMW Brake Inspections Near San Marcos

Unlike with some other BMW services--like tire rotations, battery replacement, or oil changes--there is no set recommendation for brake changes. Replacing your brakes are completely dependent on your driving style, your commute, and your vehicle, so it's nearly impossible to estimate an exact time or distance interval between brake changes.

The average lifespan of brake pads is around 50,000 miles. However, if you have a really hilly commute or you're a more adventurous driver, you could expect your brake pads to wear out somewhere around 20,000 miles. If you have a gentle daily driving route and you're really soft on your brakes, your brake pads could even last well past that 50,000 miles! The wear and tear on your brakes is truly situational, luckily our BMW Service Department technicians will be able to identify if there's an issue and if they need to be replaced, we will find the perfect BMW parts or brakes needed for your vehicle. 

Great news: here at BMW of South Austin, our factory-trained service technicians will be happy to do a quick visual or physical inspection of your entire brake system when you come in for any essential BMW service. Simply mention at the drop-off that you'd like us to take a look at your brakes, and we can recommend any needed BMW brake repair, brake replacement, and any other services your new or used BMW may need! 

A few red flags to keep an eye out for:

  • A grinding or squealing noise when you apply the brakes

  • A lag or spongy response when you try to brake

  • A sharp, burning smell after applying brakes frequently

  • Any dashboard alert regarding your brakes

Contact us immediately if you notice any of the above cautionary signs.

BMW Performance Braking Kits 

General rules of care, maintenance, and replacement will also apply to BMW Performance Brake Kits that help you further tune your vehicle for optimal athleticism and driving precision. These top-of-the-line systems are better at relieving heat buildup, and better at shedding water to improve stopping power over conventional braking systems.

If you have questions about changing or replacing your BMW performance brakes, please contact our service technician team for assistance or schedule an appointment today!

Also, be sure to take advantage of any of our other BMW service coupons we have to offer and check out the BMW recommended maintenance schedule to see if you need any other BMW maintenance. 

BMW Brake Repair in Austin

BMW knows a thing or two about acceleration--about the thrill of the leap, the heart-pounding enthusiasm of charging out of a corner or blasting down a straightaway. But with all of that power, all of that push for speed and forward movement, comes the natural balance of opposition. With the go, must come the stop. That's why BMW brakes are some of the most advanced in the world, and why it's important to put the care of your brakes into the hands of the people who know them best. Give us a call or stop by our BMW Service Center today!


  • Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. BMW of South Austin

    5501 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
    Austin, TX 78744

    • Sales: 512-792-2386
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