Coming to a fast, safe stop is an essential part of driving. No matter what type of brake pads your vehicle has, they lose a tiny amount of material each time they're used, so it's important to monitor their performance. You might be wondering, "When do I need new brakes?" The key to avoiding an expensive brake repair (or worse) is knowing the warning signs. If you experience any of the following issues below it may be time for new brake pads, rotors, calipers, or discs:
While some brake pads can last for up to 70,000 miles, most will need to be replaced between the 30,000 and 35,000-mile mark. However, everything from the brand of brake pads to your driving style will influence how long they will last, and knowing these factors can help determine how often you will need new brakes. Pay close attention to the following variables:
Brakes are a crucial part of vehicle maintenance and your ability to stop affects everyone on the road. If you adjust your driving habits, use quality parts, and recognize the early signs of performance loss, you can avoid potential car accidents. And when you do need new brakes or brake repair, schedule your service appointment with any Vern Eide dealership online today.