How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

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How long do car brakes last? The lifespan of your brakes can vary due to a number of factors: how you drive, where you drive, and the type of brake pads found on your vehicle. Sandy Sansing has created an overview regarding average brake life and how your driving habits may play a role in how often you will need to replace your brakes.

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

Providing a specific figure is not possible for several reasons. The average brake life can range from 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but as you may have noticed, there is a considerable 40,000-mile range between those figures. What’s more, for some drivers, the brake pads on their vehicles last beyond 80,000 miles. It is a smart choice to take a look at the service intervals for your specific make and model. Those figures look at torque calculations as well as OEM specs. However, more than just those factors come into play.

What Affects Brake Pad Life?

Why do some drivers in the Pensacola and Mobile areas have to replace their brakes more often? It could be due to one of these factors below or a combination of them:

  • Driving Habits: If you press down hard on the brakes to make a stop or you ride on the brakes instead of coasting to a stop, it can cause your brakes to wear faster.
  • Environment: City driving means more traffic lights and more frequent stops. Because you brake more often, your brakes can wear out sooner. If you primarily do a lot of highway driving, your brakes may last longer.
  • Brake Material: Carbon-ceramic brakes last longer than standard metal brakes. However, these brakes are more pricey. Find out what your brakes are made of to help determine how often they will need to be replaced.

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Have Your Brakes Inspected and Serviced with Sandy Sansing

If you are unsure about the condition of your brakes, bring your vehicle by one of our state-of-the-art service centers to have your brakes inspected by a professional. If you need new brakes, we would be glad to help you find what you need. Contact us today for more information. We would also be happy to provide any other service tips.


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