At Eagle River Chrysler, we offer loads of automotive services that extend past vehicle sales, giving customers a convenient location to visit when needing vehicle service or parts. Our goal is to support our customers' ownership experience, and we do so by providing the best customer service and helpful vehicle ownership information.
How Long Do Brake Pads Last?
Brake pads play a vital role in vehicle safety, and knowing when they need to be replaced is an essential part of vehicle ownership. Many factors affect the lifespan of brake pads, such as driving habits, quality of the brake pads, type of brake pads, driving environment, and more. Although manufacturers have a suggested lifespan interval for brake pads per make and model, you will also have a wear indicator that will alert you once they reach replacement time. Check your specific vehicle's owner's manual, and have your vehicle's brake pads inspected during oil changes to stay up-to-date on their condition and wear level.
How To Make Your Brake Pads Last Longer
To extend the lifespan of your brake pads, you will need to begin by following the speed limit and avoiding abrupt braking. Keeping a safe driving distance from other vehicles and avoiding speeding will reduce the amount of force needed to slow down your vehicle, extending the brake pads' lifespan. Other ways to reduce wear on the brake pads include reducing your vehicle's weight by removing unnecessary items inside the interior and utilizing uphills to assist with braking.
If you have any questions about the braking system components or wish to book a service appointment with our Service Centre, make sure to contact us. Our factory-trained technicians will gladly take care of your vehicle's various needs, and they will work hard to get you back on the road promptly.