Does Walmart Do Repair Brakes? (Replacement Cost + More)

does walmart repair brakes

Do you know if Walmart repairs or fixes brakes? Well, you are at the perfect place to find the answer to such a question.

Are your car brakes making a terrible squeaking noise, or have you had your car a long time and you’re thinking it’s about time I get the brakes fixed? If so, perhaps you are now thinking about a convenient and cost-effective way to get this done, and whether Walmart can help?

Walmart does not fix or repair brakes at its Auto Care Centers. However, there are many other options available where you can get work done on your car to fix or replace your car’s brake system components.  

In this article, I explain how you can tell if your brakes need fixing, investigate whether Walmart Auto Care Centers can fix brakes, and explore how you can get your brakes fixed.

I’ll also tell you the cost you can expect to pay for a brake fix.   

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Brakes?

Brake work on your car is an expensive job.

Pep Boys charges $210-$300 per axle for a comprehensive brake job, depending on the level of service.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care costs start from around $150 for front or rear brake pad replacement. Jiffy Lube offers a full brake replacement package at $365 per axle.

Can I Get my Car Brakes Repaired At Walmart?

It seems that Walmart does not fix car brakes at its Auto Care Centers.

I checked the Walmart website and looked up the Auto Care Center service menu where you can find items related to oil changes, tires, and general maintenance for a car’s fuel system, batteries, wiper blades, and lights, but there is no service item related to the checking of, or replacement of, brakes.

Walmart does offer a huge selection of car parts, including everything you might need to fix brakes. However, this is a tricky and complex job that needs proper diagnosis and needs to be performed by a skilled and trained technician.

A DIY brake fix is not recommended!  

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Where Can I Get My Car Brakes Fixed?

There are plenty of options available. You could try:

  • Jiffy Lube
  • Midas?
  • Pep Boys
  • Firestone

You could also try Wrench which is an innovative and convenient way to get your car brakes serviced or replaced.  Wrench provides a mobile mechanic service that brings a qualified mechanic right to your home, or office location.

How Brakes Works

Pushing down on the brake pedal causes a push rod to push a piston that forces pressurized brake fluid down the brake lines to the brake calipers on each wheel.

The calipers, in turn, push the brake pads against the brake disc rotors. When the brake pads press against the rotating metal brake disc rotors this creates friction slowing your car down.

Car brakes are a key safety device and making sure your car brakes work effectively should be one of your highest priorities when it comes to your car maintenance regime.

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How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Fixing?

Brake repair is costly, especially if you delay it beyond the point where the brakes need to be fixed or replaced your car can suffer from excess damage. But more importantly, worn-out brakes are a safety hazard – it’s just not worth taking the risk.

Looking out for the signs of worn-out brakes will help you save time and money.

Your car can give you lots of vital signs and clues that your brakes need attention – watch out for irregular smells, noises, and visual clues that can signal to you that something is wrong.

  • You notice that your brakes aren’t working as effectively as they used to – this could be due to worn brake pads or old brake fluid that has absorbed moisture.
  • A grinding sound when you brake can mean that your brake pads or discs need replacing.
  • If there’s a squealing noise when you brake, it’s likely that your brake pads are worn and your rear brakes need to be replaced. It’s best to get the work done at this stage. If you leave it longer, you risk damage to the rotor or the brake drums as the exposed metal housing on the brake pads makes contact with the metal drums resulting in the need for a major brake repair.
  • Liquid around the wheels due to leaking brake fluid. Brake fluid is normally clear, with a slight odor.
  • If your car pulls to one side your brakes may be worn more on one side than the other.
  • Vibrations through your steering wheel or brake pedal can indicate that your brake discs are warped.
  • A weak brake pedal suggests that your brake system has a leak.
  • A warning light on your dashboard showing the brake warning light suggests a brake hydraulic system failure.
  • Service light indicator – some cars have sensors that trigger a service light on your car’s dashboard. If the brake service light is on this means that your car’s brakes need attention.

How Often Do Brakes Need to be Checked?

Brake systems should be serviced approximately every two years.

This should involve a total brake system inspection, bleeding of the brake system, replacement of brake fluid, and replacement of both the front and back brake pads.


Car brakes are a key safety device and making sure your car brakes work effectively should be one of your highest priorities when it comes to your car maintenance regime.

Unfortunately, Walmart does not fix brakes at its Auto Care Centers. However, there are plenty of other options available where you can get your brakes fixed.

Getting your brakes fixed is an expensive job. It’s best to look out for those tell-tale signs of brake problems and get work done before the onset of major damage.   



Jeff is an automotive technician, technical writer, and Managing Editor. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in cars like the Buick Reatta. Jeff has been creating written and video content about transportation, automotive, electric cars, future vehicles as well as new, used for more than 18 years. Jeff is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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