How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

Your brake pads are one of the most important components of your vehicle since they are what allows you to come to a stop on the St Cloud roads. That’s why it’s important to know how long brake pads last, so you can stay up to doate on when they need to be replaced. How long should brake pads last? Brake pads can usually last anywhere from 20,000-75,000 miles depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Learn what else effects the lifespan of your brake pads with the service team at Morrie's Buffalo Ford.



Factors That Lead to Brake Wear & Tear

Your brake pads work by making direct contact with the brake rotors, which causes friction and allows you to come to a stop on the Rockford roads. This friction creates heat and will eventually lead to your brake pads wearing down over time. While they will naturally wear down with more use, your brake pads can be worn down faster by a number of different factors, including:

  • How hard you apply the brake pedal
  • Road conditions
  • Outside temperatures
  • Driving/braking habits
  • Type of brake pad
  • Manual vs. automatic transmission
  • Local driving environment
  • Condition of other brake components

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What Are Ceramic Brake Pads?

Now that you know how long brake pads last, let’s talk about a less common type of brake pad: ceramic brake pads. These kinds of brake pads are made from a more durable material than standard brake pads and are usually found on high-performance and luxury vehicles. Because they’re made from a more durable material, ceramic brake pads usually last longer than standard brake pads.

How Long Do Ceramic Brake Pads Last?

Because of their stronger material, ceramic brake pads last longer than standard brake pads, but how long do ceramic brake pads last? Most ceramic brake pads last up to 75,000 miles on average, but you should check your vehicle’s owners manual for a more specific number.

How long should your brake pads last on your specific vehicle? If you’re not sure how long your brake pads should last, schedule a service appointment with our team at Morrie's Buffalo Ford near Monticello to see how long your brake pads should last before needing to be replaced.

Replace Your Brake Pads in Buffalo

How long do brake pads last on your vehicle? While most brake pads last anywhere from 20,000-75,000 miles, the brake pads on your specific vehicle may need to be changed sooner or later, so contact us to see when you need to have your brake pads replaced. Let us help you keep up with your Ford maintenance schedule.


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