How Long Do Car Brakes Last? | John Eagle Acura

How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Brakes

When asking the question “how many miles do brakes last?” you’re probably referring to brake pads — though your vehicle’s brake system is actually made up of over forty parts. Since brake pads are the most common component requiring regular replacement, we will discuss what makes brake pads deteriorate and how to detect such wear and tear. If you suspect your car is due for brake service, you can schedule service online.


How Many Miles Do Brakes Pads Last?

As a general rule of thumb, brake pad life ranges from 25,000 – 65,000 miles depending on the following factors:

  • Driving environment: City driving means a lot more stopping and going at stoplights, traffic jams, and pedestrian crossings, whereas highway driving means less frequent braking scenarios. Mountainous or adventurous driving around Katy with steep downhill routes also puts more stress on the brakes and should be factored into calculating your brake pad life.
  • Brake Material: Brake pads can be made from organic, ceramic, or metallic materials. Depending on the type of material, the rate of brake pad wear will vary.
  • Driving Style: Take note of your driving habits. Those who ride the brakes vs. those who coast into a stop will see a difference in brake pad deterioration. Houston drivers prone to hitting the brakes hard and often can expect their brake pads to wear faster.
2020 TLX taking a turn

Signs of Worn Brake Pads

Your eyes and ears are going to help you detect the signs of brake pad wear and tear. If you hear squealing, scraping, or grinding noises as you approach stops, your brake pads are most likely ready for replacement. To confirm, you may even be able to double-check visually by looking through the wheel spokes. If you can see where the brake pad touches the brake disc, you will want to confirm it has at least a quarter-inch of material. If it doesn’t — it’s time for service.


Schedule Service at John Eagle Acura

Based on the aforementioned information about how long car brakes last, is it time for your vehicle to get a brake inspection? If so, schedule service at our John Eagle Acura service center. Our factory-trained technicians are proud to serve drivers in the greater Spring area— from brake pad replacements, oil changes, and any other routine maintenance necessary to keep your vehicle running optimally in Sugarland and beyond. You can even learn about how to change an Acura key fob, how often to change your tires, or compare CVT vs. automatic transmissions.


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