How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?
Updated: Jun 8
When it comes to the maintenance of your vehicle, there’s plenty to keep an eye on to keep you rolling safely. However, some components of your car are more crucial than others to keep up to date and consistently maintained. In today’s blog post, we’re answering a frequently asked question to our technicians and that is:
“How often should I replace my brake pads?”
Let’s take a further look into the importance of your brake pads, to get us started.
Your Brake Pads are a critical component of your vehicle and its safety. They’re responsible for the friction to help stop your car when they’re pressed against your brake rotors or discs. Needless to say, you don’t want them to go bad anytime soon, if ever.
They’re made to wear out with wear and tear of the constant stop-and-go of driving. They eventually wear down thinner and thinner making them unable to generate friction from the heat of the breaks. This leads to the inability to stop your car. If you happen to notice your breaks aren’t as responsive as they normally have been in the past, it may be time to have them checked out for replacements.
Generally speaking, you typically need to have your brake pads replaced every 50,000 miles of use, give or take. However, there are some brake pads that need to be replaced after 25,000 miles, depending on the type of vehicle and the general driving conditions, whether it’s more residential or interstate stop-and-go traffic.
You’ll always want to keep a close eye on your brake pads and their condition to potentially avoid life-threatening danger or increased repair bills down the road should they fail completely on you.
Think it may be time for your brake pads to be replaced? We can help with that and we’ll even service your vehicle on-site! Visit our “Prices and Booking” tab to get started!