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How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

Multiple factors can affect the life of your brakes and knowing how to monitor wear can help you determine when to seek replacements. While some experts rate brake pads with a life of 30k to 70k miles, a more definitive recommendation leans toward changing brake pads when the surface reaches 3-4mm (new brake pad linings are 12mm). Which Variables Affect the Lifespan of My Brakes? While brake pads will inevitably wear out over time, daily habits and terrain can have significant effects on the lifespan of certain vehicle components, such as brake pads. Those who enjoy racing off the line, resulting in the need for quicker stops, or stop-and-go commuters, often see faster wear on brake pads than those who drive longer highway commutes or reserve their mileage for leisurely recreational drives. Additionally, the material from which your brake pads are made can have a notable impact on longevity. For example, organic materials are more susceptible to wear, while metals are more durable ... read more

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