How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad

If you’ve ever wondered how long brake pads last, you’re not alone. This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at the Susanville Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM service center. Brake pads are responsible for providing the friction needed to bring your vehicle to a safe stop on demand on the streets of Janesville and beyond, which means they must endure regular usage and routine wear and tear. But how long do brake pads last? We answer this question in detail below.



Causes of Brake Pad Wear

Llet’s take a look at some of the common reasons these crucial components wear down before we answer the question, “How long do brake pads last?” Because the brake pads make direct contact with the rotors, thereby generating the friction needed to slow and stop your vehicle, they are regularly exposed to both heat and repeated movements. Both of these factors contribute to brake pad wear over time.

But normal usage isn’t the only cause of brake pad wear and tear. Here are some others:

  • Braking and driving habits
  • Condition of other brake system components
  • Local driving environment around Chester and Standish
  • Manual vs. automatic transmission
  • Type of brake pad

How Long Brake Pads Last

Taking all of the above factors into account, as well as the differing rates of brake-pad burn-off for different vehicle makes and models, the exact lifespan of brake pads can vary considerably. So, how long do brake pads last? On average, they tend to last between 20,000 and 75,000 miles.

How long do ceramic brake pads last? Ceramic is the most durable brake pad medium and is usually found on higher-end vehicles. Since it is stronger and more resilient than other materials, you can expect ceramic pads to perform for up to 75,000 miles before a replacement will be needed.

Schedule a Brake Pad Replacement at Susanville Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

How long do brake pads last? Now you can answer that question with confidence! If it’s time for a replacement, our service team is here to help. Schedule your service visit online or contact us to make an appointment, and don’t forget to check out our other service and parts tips. Timely brake pad replacement ensures a smoother, more responsive driving experience and helps keep you and everyone else on Susanville streets safer.


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