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Brake Pad Replacement Service

How much does a Brake Pad Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Chevrolet Sonic Brake Pad Replacement is $169 with $74 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2019 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementEstimate$439.20Shop/Dealer Price$515.26 - $702.93
2015 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$261.03Shop/Dealer Price$309.81 - $429.11
2017 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.8LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$248.83Shop/Dealer Price$297.31 - $420.20
2017 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$248.83Shop/Dealer Price$297.29 - $420.16
2016 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$242.03Shop/Dealer Price$288.82 - $406.63
2012 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.8LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$242.03Shop/Dealer Price$288.81 - $406.60
2014 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$267.03Shop/Dealer Price$315.65 - $434.82
2017 Chevrolet SonicL4-1.4L TurboService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementEstimate$412.20Shop/Dealer Price$488.71 - $676.72

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What are brake pads and how do they work?

Brake pads consist of friction material that is bonded to a sturdy steel backing plate. When you push on the brake pedal, the friction material on the brake pads is forced against the inner and outer surfaces of the steel brake rotor under tremendous pressure. The resulting friction causes the wheels on your car to slow rapidly allowing for a quick, safe and controlled stop. After thousands of miles, this friction material eventually wears away, and the brake rotor wears away as well, requiring replacement.


When to replace brake pads?

Here are several indications that you need new brake pads:

  • Wear indicator on vehicle dashboard. When the friction material on the brake pads is worn to within 2 mm of the pad backing plate, replacement of the pads is necessary. Most newer cars today have electronics built into the brake pad. When the pad is at a point that it needs to be replaced, a symbol will appear on your vehicle dashboard’s instrument cluster. Consult your owner’s manual to learn what the symbol looks like.
  • High pitched squeal when braking. When the friction material on the pads is worn close to the backing plate, you may hear a squealing or squeaking noise as you drive regardless of whether you are applying the brakes or not. That squealing or squeaking noise is designed to make you aware that the brake pads are getting low and need to be inspected. If all of the friction material on the brake pad has been worn away, you will hear grinding and scraping noises when you apply the brakes. Pad replacement is mandatory at this point and the vehicle is unsafe to drive until corrected.
  • Brake pedal pulsation or vehicle vibration. Over time, brake rotors may develop excessive thickness variation (>.001 inches), excessive runout on the wheel hub (> .002 inches), or the brake rotor may warp due to high operating temperatures. If these defects exist, you may notice pulsation in the brake pedal or steering wheel during braking. New pads and rotor resurfacing or replacement will be required if the rotor has any of the above-mentioned deficiencies.
  • Vehicle pulling or wandering on braking. If your car pulls to the right or left during braking, that could be a sign of a sticking brake caliper, misalignment of the suspension, and sometimes tire defects or uneven tire inflation from side-to-side. The mechanic who inspects your vehicle will determine if new brake pads alone will resolve the issue or if other repairs are needed.
  • High mileage on existing pads. Regardless of whether any of the above brake system symptoms occur, every 10,000 miles a mechanic should measure the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads and perform a thorough visual inspection of the braking system.
  • Brake system warning lights and/or maintenance reminder messages. Should your brake system warning light ever illuminates, or a brake system related maintenance reminder message appears in the driver information display, have your vehicle inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

How do mechanics replace brake pads?

Normally, pad replacement requires these steps:

  • Confirm the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads. If the remaining friction material is less than 2 mm in thickness, pad replacement is warranted.
  • Visually inspect the brake rotor surface that contacts the pad (for scoring, pitting, grooves, rust) and measure the brake rotor with precision tools for thickness variation, run-out and warpage.
  • Inspect the caliper, torque plate, pads, and rotors to determine if the caliper is operating freely (i.e., inspect for stuck calipers).
  • Install new pads and any additional recommended components (e.g., rotors, if rotors depart from OEM specifications) only with customer approval of course.
  • Lubricate brake system components, such as caliper sliding pins, and inspect the condition of the brake fluid. Top off brake fluid as required.
  • Perform a basic 50 point safety inspection of your vehicle.
  • Finally, the mechanic will test drive your vehicle to confirm normal operation of the brake system.

Is it safe to drive with a brake pad problem?

Driving a vehicle with a known deficiency in the braking system is unsafe and consequently is not recommended. Worn out brake pads can increase stopping distances and so for your safety, it is always advised that worn out brake pads be replaced promptly. Further driving is not recommended and you should request service at your earliest convenience if any of the following circumstances exist: stopping distances are much greater than what you are accustomed to; the brake pedal is not firm or is low; there is loss of braking power assist; the vehicle pulls severely to one side on braking; or the brake system warning light is on.

If you detect unusual noises, such as squealing or grinding, but stopping distances are close to what you are used to, and the brake pedal is firm, and there are no warning lights, it may be safe to proceed to your destination but schedule service at your earliest convenience. When it comes to the brakes on your vehicle, always err on the side of caution and have a mechanic check your brake pads and braking system at the first indication of a problem.

When replacing brake pads keep in mind:

Brake pads must always be replaced as a set, that is both wheels (driver and passenger side) on an axle, front or rear, must be serviced. If brake pads on only one side of the car were replaced, your car might pull to one side when you apply the brakes. Often, resurfacing or replacement of the brake rotors is necessary and a competent mechanic will always measure for wear and damage to the brake rotors and advise you as to whether rotor replacement or re-surfacing is needed.

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The Chevy Sonic is GM’s compact car that took over where the Aveo left off. Redesigned in 2011, the Sonic uses front discs and rear drums and comes with ABS and stability control standard.

The system has had few complaints or TSBs issued. Servicing the brakes is straightforward and does not require any special tools except a scan tool to bleed the ABS modulator.

Chevy Sonic Brake Service

Front Brakes

The front brakes on the Sonic use single piston calipers. The only hardware items are abutment clips that should be replaced with the brake pads.

The caliper brackets have a torque specification of 74 ft.-lbs; the caliper guide pin bolts have a torque spec of 21 ft.-lbs.

The front guide pins have been an issue. On some 2011 and 2012 models, the original pins and booths were too small for the holes in the caliper bracket. This can cause a rattle or clunk noise to come from the front end. Updated parts are available, consult PI PIC5591 in the service information for the full details. Most aftermarket parts have been updated.

Rear Brakes

The Sonic uses rear drums. After shoe replacement, the shoes must be adjusted to match the diameter of the drum. The rear brakes should have 0.4 mm – 0.9 mm of clearance between the shoes and drum.

The rear drums are self-adjusting, but the adjustment of the parking brake lever is not.

To adjust the parking brake, with the parking brake lever in the released position, loosen the adjusting nut enough to completely relieve tension on the front cable. Each shoe should have between 0.4 mm – 0.9 mm of clearance. The lever should have full engagement after three clicks.

Some Sonic drivers may comment on a loose parking brake lever/handle. This may be caused by the adjusting nut being out of adjustment. The condition will not affect the ability to engage the parking brake.

To fix, readjust the parking brake cable-adjusting nut. First, measure the distance from the end of the parking brake cable to the front of the adjusting nut as shown in the photo below.

If the distance is less than 30 mm (1.18 in), tighten the park cable adjusting nut until the threaded portion of the front parking brake cable extends beyond the adjusting nut approximately 30 mm (1.18 in).


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Chevrolet Sonic Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
How to change the front brake pads on a 1st generation 2012 to 2014 GM Chevy Sonic with photo illustrated DIY steps.

2013 Sonic Front Wheel
Slightly Loosen Lug Nuts
Raise Front of Car
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014 and most likely also the 2015 and 2016) Chevy Sonic in changing the front disc brake pads and lubricating the caliper slider pins.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and Holden Barina may also find these DIY front brake job instructions to be helpful.

The items required to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a lug nut wrench, a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench, a "C" or "F" clamp and a packet of brake parts lubricant grease.

A few compatible replacement sets of new pads including their part numbers are as follows: Wagner QC1522 or ZD1522, Bendix D1522, ACDelco 171-1073 or 17D1522CH, Power Stop 16-1522 and Centric 100.15220.

Spin Off 5 Lug Nuts
5 Lug Nuts Removed
Rotor, Bracket, Caliper
The first few steps are to park the vehicle on a level surface, engage the emergency/parking brake and chock the rear wheels to prevent it from moving.

Then slightly loosen the 5 lug nuts on the front wheel by turning them counter clockwise with the tire iron.

Raise the front of the car with the floor jack and securely support it with the two jack stands. (I prefer to work on one side of the car at a time for extra safety.)

Spin off the 5 lug nuts and set them aside in a safe place.

Pull the front wheel off the car to reveal the brake caliper, bracket, rotor and the suspension.

Loosen Upper Caliper Bolt
Spin Out Upper 10mm Bolt
Remove Lower Caliper Bolt
The brake caliper is held in place to the bracket by two bolts on the back side of the caliper.

Loosen the upper caliper bolt by turning it clockwise (as seen from the outside of the vehicle) with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Then loosen the lower caliper bolt by turning it clockwise with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Spin out the two caliper bolts and set them aside in a safe place.

Two 10mm Caliper Bolts
Pull Off Front Brake Caliper
Rest Caliper On Suspension
Carefully lift the caliper out of the bracket and rest it on the suspension or suspend it from the spring with a bungee cord or some twine.

Try to avoid kinking or stressing the rubber brake line.

Wear Bar - Top Inner Pad
Remove Old Outer Pad
Replace Anti-Rattle Clips
Pull the old brake pads out of the bracket and make a mental note of where the wear indicator or "squeal" bar is situated.

On this 2013 Sonic sedan, the wear bar was located at the top of the inner brake pad.

I recommend buying the Wagner ThermoQuiet QC1522brake pads since they have excellent reviews on Amazon. I also really like how they don't require any backing plates, shims or disc brake quiet gel due to the integrated insulators.

If your set of new front pads includes brake hardware, pull the old metal pad abutment or "anti-rattle" clips out of the top and bottom of the bracket and install the new ones in their place.

Pull Out Caliper Slider Pin
Lubricate & Replace Both Pins
Attach "C" Clamp To Piston
In order for the caliper to operate smoothly, the two caliper slider pins inside the bracket need to be well lubricated.

Gently pull the upper and lower caliper pins out of their rubber dust boots, apply a thin layer of brake parts lubricant to each one, and re-install them.

In order for the brake caliper to fit over the thicker new pads, the caliper piston will need to be compressed backwards.

Attach the "C" clamp to the caliper piston using the back of an old pad to evenly distribute the pressure.


Twist Off Brake Fluid Cap
Slowly Compress Caliper Piston
Replace Brake Fluid Cap
Move to the right rear area of the engine bay (closest to the driver's seat) and twist off the yellow brake fluid reservoir cap in the counter clockwise direction.

Removing the reservoir cap will allow the brake fluid to more easily move backwards through the rubber brake lines when you compress the piston.

Very slowly turn the handle on the "C" clamp to push back the caliper piston while repeatedly checking the level in the reservoir to prevent it from overflowing. Clean up any spilled brake fluid immediately since brake fluid can easily damage painted surfaces.

Continue compressing the caliper piston until it is flush with its rubber dust boot. Try to avoid pinching or otherwise damaging the rubber dust boot surrounding the caliper piston.

Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap as soon as possible since brake fluid is hygroscopic (readily absorbs moisture).

Thoroughly clean off the brake rotor, caliper bracket, brake caliper and the lug nut studs with brake parts cleaner spray. Do not use compressed air or blow with your mouth since inhaling brake dust can be harmful to your health. Brake dust can be carcinogenic (causes cancer) if inhaled.

If your Sonic previously exhibited shuddering, pulsating, or vibrations while braking, you may need to have the rotors "turned" (resurfaced on a lathe) or it may be less costly to just replace them with new rotors. If this is the first front brake job on your car and the rotors appear to be in excellent condition, you should be able to just replace the pads with great results.

To remove the existing rotors and install new ones, remove the two bolts on the rear of the caliper bracket that attach it to the steering knuckle. Then loosen the old rotor with a rubber mallet, pull it off, and slide the new one in its place. Be sure to properly tighten the two bracket bolts with a torque wrench.

Install New Outer Pad
Wear Bar - Top New Inner Pad
Push Pads Against Rotor
Lightly lubricate any surface where there is metal to metal contact such as the outer ring of the caliper piston and the pad abutment clips.

Do not apply brake parts grease or any lubricant to the friction surface of the new pads or the face of the rotor.

Install the new brake pads in to the bracket the wear indicator bar situated at the top of the new inner pad.

Push the pads flush against the rotor.

Lower Caliper Over Pads
Spin In Top Caliper Bolt
Spin In Bottom Caliper Bolt
Lower the caliper over the new pads and in to the bracket.

Line up the bolt holes in the caliper with the corresponding holes in the caliper slider pins within the bracket.

Spin in the two caliper bolts by hand a few turns in the counter clockwise direction (as seen from the outside of the vehicle) to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten Upper Caliper Bolt
Tighten - Counter Clockwise
GM-Chevrolet-Sonic-Front-Brake-Pads-Replacement-Guide-030Tighten the two caliper bolts by turning them in the counter clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight or about 21 ft-lbs of torque.

Double check that both the upper and lower caliper bolts are tight before moving on to the next steps.

Rubber Valve Cap
Brake Fluid Bleeder Valve
Replace Front Wheel

If your brake pedal has been feeling soft or "spongy", the brake fluid may be contaminated with water or the brake lines may contain air bubbles.

It would be best to bleed the brake lines at this time in order to flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh DOT3 brake fluid. For more on this topic, check out my Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With An Assistant DIY Guide or alternatively the Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With A Power Bleeder Guide.

The brake fluid bleeder valve is located underneath a rubber cap on the back side of the caliper just below the upper caliper bolt.

Spin On 5 Lug Nuts
Lower Vehicle From Stands
Torque Lug Nuts 100 ft-lbs
Replace the front wheel and spin on the five lug nuts by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Slightly tighten the lug nuts in a "criss cross" or star pattern with the tire iron.

Lower the vehicle from the jack stands using the floor jack.

Continue progressively tightening the lug nuts in a criss cross or star pattern to about 1/4 turn past hand tight or 100 ft lbs of torque. It would be best to use a torque wrench or impact wrench with a torque stick to properly tighten the lug nuts.

Sit in the driver's seat of your Sonic and firmly pump the brake pedal a few times to restore brake line pressure.

Verify that the brake fluid level in the reservoir is correct. Add some new DOT3 brake fluid if it is low.

Take the car for a short and cautious test drive with the windows down so you can hear any abnormal noises while braking.

To break in your new pads, just drive normally for the first several hundred miles while trying to avoid any hard or "panic" stops which may glaze over the new pads and cause them to be noisy and/or not perform as well.

It's also a good idea to check your driveway for drops of brake fluid which may indicate a leak, check the brake fluid level in the reservoir, and also verify that the lug nuts are still tight.

For more, check out my other Chevy Sonic Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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