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The brake pads, just like all other parts of a vehicle, need to be regularly checked and replaced if faulty. However, to tell you exactly how long do brake pads last is really dependent on various factors as highlighted below.

Style of driving:

Cars driven by aggressive drivers who fancy breaking hard, especially in stop-and-go town traffic, will notice their brake pads wearing out often. 

The weight of the vehicle:

Weight is another significant factor that determines how often you will be looking for brake repair to replace various components of the braking system. For example, large trucks that carry heavy loads need to have their brake pads regularly replaced as they wear out easily.

Quality of brakes:

Quality of the brake material is another primary determinant of how long do brake pads last. They may be made of either ceramic, which is longer lasting but more expensive, or semi-metallic, which are less costly and don't last quite as long. It is worth noting that if you are using 4-wheel disc brakes, it is likely you will need to change your front set before the rear set.

Vehicle Use:

Sports cars usually have frequent brake replacement depending on the quality of brakes. Such cars have their brakes specially designed by the manufacturer to make braking more efficient. A lot of mountainous driving can also cause the brake pads, rotors, and discs to wear out more quickly than driving just on smooth level roads.

Most vehicles manufactured today are equipped with electric wear sensors that alerts the driver when it is time to replace the brake pads. In case you have an older car without this sensor, then scheduling regular inspections of your car's braking system is crucial your safety.

Need to know more about how long do brake pads, rotors and discs last? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

If you are wondering how long do brake pads last, call your mechanic at Clausen Automotive to know more about brake repair or replacement
06
Nov
2017

 

The brake pads, just like all other parts of a vehicle, need to be regularly checked and replaced if faulty. However, to tell you exactly how long do brake pads last is really dependent on various factors as highlighted below.

Style of driving:

Cars driven by aggressive drivers who fancy breaking hard, especially in stop-and-go town traffic, will notice their brake pads wearing out often. 

The weight of the vehicle:

Weight is another significant factor that determines how often you will be looking for brake repair to replace various components of the braking system. For example, large trucks that carry heavy loads need to have their brake pads regularly replaced as they wear out easily.

Quality of brakes:

Quality of the brake material is another primary determinant of how long do brake pads last. They may be made of either ceramic, which is longer lasting but more expensive, or semi-metallic, which are less costly and don't last quite as long. It is worth noting that if you are using 4-wheel disc brakes, it is likely you will need to change your front set before the rear set.

Vehicle Use:

Sports cars usually have frequent brake replacement depending on the quality of brakes. Such cars have their brakes specially designed by the manufacturer to make braking more efficient. A lot of mountainous driving can also cause the brake pads, rotors, and discs to wear out more quickly than driving just on smooth level roads.

Most vehicles manufactured today are equipped with electric wear sensors that alerts the driver when it is time to replace the brake pads. In case you have an older car without this sensor, then scheduling regular inspections of your car's braking system is crucial your safety.

Need to know more about how long do brake pads, rotors and discs last? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

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