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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

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Minneapolis drivers who’ve had their car for a while will begin to wonder, “How long do brakes last?” If you’re among them, we can help, but the answer to your question is more complicated than you might think. First, we’ll discuss how many miles brakes last. Brakes need to be replaced every 25,000 miles to 65,000 miles depending on several factors, including your car’s make and model. The wide gap between mileage is due to the many factors affecting how long brakes last. We’ll discuss those below. If you think it might be time to replace your car brakes, take your car to our service center near Maple Grove for evaluation. 


How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

How long do brakes last? Brakes last around 25,000 miles and 65,000 miles; your owner’s manual can give you a more precise estimate. What type of brake pads you have can also affect how long car brakes last. Certain brake pads can last as long as 80,000 miles before they need to be replaced. Check the recommended service schedule in your owner’s manual, and if you’re due for a check-up, a technician can take a look at your brakes while performing their vehicle tests. Schedule an appointment online to jump the line at our service center. 

When it’s time to replace your brakes, opt for genuine OEM parts and reap the benefits of giving your vehicle the best. OEM parts are made to fit your vehicle and are the same part type as your vehicle. You’ll get better performance and quality and save money in the long run with longer-lasting parts. 

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

How many miles do brakes last? The answer depends on various factors, most of all, your driving habits and braking technique. 

  • Driving Habits: Braking hard and riding the brakes will wear them down faster than Minnetonka drivers who slowly press the brakes and coast to a stop. 
  • Environment: Driving in the city vs. the highway will affect how long your brakes last. City drivers, having to stop quickly and more often, will wear down their brakes quicker than drivers that spend most of their time cruising the highway. 
  • Brake Pad Material: High-priced carbon-ceramic pads are more durable and last longer than a standard metallic pad. Your owner’s manual will tell you what type of brake pads you have. 

Schedule an Appointment at Cornerstone Plymouth Service Center

Get your brakes checked by a professional at Cornerstone Plymouth service center by scheduling an appointment online. Routine maintenance helps catch car trouble before you end up on the side of the road and gives you a timeline for when you need to replace certain car parts such as brake pads. Browse our service specials to save on routine maintenance. 

If you have questions about common brake problems you’re experiencing or want to know why your brakes are squealing, Cornerstone Plymouth is just a phone call away. 

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