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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad
 

The brakes on your car are one of the most important components of keeping your vehicle safe on Nickerson roads. Making sure you know how long car brakes last is imperative when your vehicle is your primary mode of transportation. In this helpful guide, we will dive into the factors that affect the lifespan of your brakes and how often they should be checked or replaced. Keep reading to find out if you’re due for a brake inspection, then get in contact with our service department to schedule an appointment near Buhler.

 

 

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

So, how long do car brakes last? The average car’s brakes last between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. Some high-quality brakes like Jeep OEM brakes may last up to 80,000 miles. There’s a lot of room for variation, so it’s imperative that you consult your owner’s manual for specifics about your vehicle. If you’re unsure of where your brakes are at in their lifespan, our service center can perform a brake inspection and give you an accurate estimate of how much meat is left on your brake pads. 

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Lifespan? 

You know how many miles brakes last on average, but there are many factors that can affect how long car brakes last. For instance, if you tend to brake really hard, you’ll wear your brakes out much more quickly, so it’s best to practice coasting to stop and brake more gently. What’s more, if you live in the city and regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic, you’ll brake far more often, which will wear down your brakes much faster. Also, make note that carbon ceramic brakes last longer than typical metal brakes.

Can Your Brakes Overheat? 

You need to be wary of your brakes overheating. In a climate like ours, if you’re braking heavily on a hot summer day, it’s possible that the kinetic heat generated by braking can cause your brake fluid to boil. Boiling brake fluid can wreak havoc on your brake system, even putting you in danger of brake failure. Signs that your brakes are overly hot include: 

  • Soft, sinking feeling when you depress brakes 
  • Burning smell while braking
  • Smoke pouring from wheel wells 

Schedule a Brake Inspection Near Newton 

Now that you know how long car brakes last you may be wondering if your brakes are due for replacement. Go ahead and schedule a service appointment online and we’ll inspect your brakes and let you know what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 620-675-7493 with any questions. Our certified technicians are on standby and ready to help you get your vehicle back on the road in tip-top shape. To learn more about car brakes, visit our service tips and tricks hub, and don’t forget to explore our service specials before your appointment.

 

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