How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad
 

Brakes are extremely important to your car’s health and you and your passengers’ safety. Without them, you can’t stop your vehicle, putting you in a vulnerable and dangerous position. For this reason, it’s essential to make sure they are fresh and reliable. So, how long do car brakes last? In general, the average brake lifespan is between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but this will vary depending on your North Myrtle Beach lifestyle. Our service department will give you more information regarding your brake’s lifespan. Keep reading below!

 

 

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

So, how many miles do brakes last? The range given previously is considerably large because there’s no real definitive number. If you’re looking for a number that corresponds to your specific vehicle, we suggest checking your owner’s manual. When you do your routine maintenance, you can also ask our professional technicians at Bell And Bell GMC to inspect your brakes so you can get an estimate on when you may need to get them replaced. If it’s time for them to be replaced, they will use genuine OEM parts specifically designed for your vehicle to make sure they fit well.

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

Another reason for the wide range is due to Myrtle Beach driving habits and location. Some of the factors you are able to control, while others you’ll have to do your best to mitigate. They include:

  • Driving Habits: Avoid slamming on brakes. When you press the brakes aggressively, it adds friction to the brake system, decreasing its lifespan.
  • Environment: Driving in the city means encountering more traffic, lights, and stop signs, so you’ll brake more. Driving consistently on the highway usually means longer brake life.
  • Brake Pad Material: How long do ceramic brakes last? While they last longer than traditional metallic pads, they are also more expensive.Your owner’s manual will let you know what type of brakes you have.

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

Have you experienced your car shaking whenever you press your brakes on Conway roads? If so, bring your car to Bell And Bell GMC immediately. Some likely causes include:

  • One of your tires is experiencing “run out,” or is no longer perfectly round
  • One of your wheels is unbalanced
  • Your car’s front-end alignment is off
  • A loose control arm or damaged knuckle is affecting your car’s steering
  • Your car’s axle shaft is damaged
  • Your vehicle has loose lug nuts

Allow Bell And Bell GMC to Service Your Vehicle Today

Whether you need routine maintenance or want to get your brakes inspected, schedule an appointment with Bell And Bell GMC at your earliest convenience. We look forward to serving you!

 

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