How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

You know that you should replace your brake pads every so often. Read on below on when you should replace them.

When to replace brake pads

One of the main factors that determine how often you should replace your brake pads is the type of driving you do. If you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, or if you frequently brake hard, your brake pads will wear down more quickly than they would if you were driving on the highway or in more gentle driving conditions. Similarly, if you frequently carry heavy loads or tow trailers, your brake pads will also wear down more quickly due to the extra weight on your brakes.

The type of vehicle you drive can also affect how often you need to replace your brake pads. Some vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, tend to have heavier braking systems and may require more frequent brake pad replacements. On the other hand, smaller, lighter vehicles may have longer-lasting brake pads.

The quality of the brake pads you are using can also make a difference in how often you need to replace them. Higher-quality brake pads may be more expensive upfront, but they may last longer and require fewer replacements over time. It's important to consider the long-term cost of your brake pads when deciding which ones to purchase.

So, how often should you replace your brake pads? The answer will vary depending on the factors we have discussed, but as a general rule of thumb, you should plan on replacing your brake pads every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. However, it's always a good idea to check your brake pads regularly and replace them as needed, rather than waiting for them to wear down completely. If you notice that your brake pads are thin or that your brakes are making strange noises, it's time to replace them.

If you need brake repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Davenport Motor Company today!