How Long Do Brake Pads Last?
The life span of your brake pads is greatly dependent on your driving style. We all know that driver that speeds towards the red light and slams on the brakes! We find that most of our customers driving in the suburbs can expect to see 25,000 to 40,000 miles out of a set of brake pads. Although we have seen some highway-driven vehicles get 80,000 miles out of a set of brake pads!
Factors that impact brake pad life:
- Driving Habit: Driving aggressively will cause your brake pads to wear faster. Speeding towards the stoplights, last-minute heavy braking, and high-speed braking. In order to get the most time from your brake pads coasting towards stops while pressing gently on the brake.
- Location: If you spend your days on the streets of Ivyland, Holland and Richboro you will have a mixture of slow cruising and stops. Conversely, if you are in the more stop-and-go traffic of Feasterville and North East Philadelphia the constant stop-and-go will cause increased wear.
- Your Vehicle: The type of vehicle that you drive has its own impact on brake wear. The full sized Chevy Suburban or Ford Expedition doing stop and go to school and sports is a lot of weight to control vs. a compact Honda Civic.
Maintain your Brakes! During your routine visits, our Certified mechanics will review your brakes and let you know if a more in depth brake inspection is warranted. Taking care of your brakes in a timely manner will save you from increased expenses.
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