How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad

How long should your brake pads last with good care? Some drivers only get 20,000 miles out of their brake pads, while others get up to 75,000 miles on the Frostproof roads! So, why is there such a big difference? Everything from brake pad material to driving style to terrain can have an impact on how long your brakes last. The service team at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help you determine how long should your brakes last before replacement, and we’re here to give you some tips on how to extend the lifespan of your set in Frostproof! We’ll cover the following questions:

  • What causes brake pad wear?
  • How long do brake pads last?
  • How long do ceramic brake pads last?


What Causes Brake Pad Wear? 

Before we get into how long brake pads last, let’s talk about why brake pads wear out in the first place. When you reach a stop sign in Winter Haven, you’ll press down on the brake pedal. This causes the brake pads to grip onto the rotor, which brings the vehicle to a stop. Eventually, all that friction and heat wears away at the brakes pads and they become too thin to work effectively. 

Though all brake pads need to be replaced with time, not all drivers get the same life out of their set. So, how long do brake pads last? That depends on a number of factors, including:

  • Driving/braking habits
  • Type of brake pad
  • Manual vs. automatic transmission
  • Local driving environment
  • Condition of other brake components

How Long Should Brake Pads Last?

How long do brake pads last for an average Haines City driver? This is a different question than, “How long should brake pads last?” As previously mentioned, there are many factors that lead to less-than-ideal wear and tear. Some of these factors are in your control, like your maintenance routine and your driving habits. But others, like your local driving environment, are out of your hands. The average set of brake pads lasts about 20,000 miles on the low end or up to 75,000 miles on the high end.

How Long Do Ceramic Brake Pads Last?

Ceramic brake pads are frequently used in luxury and performance vehicles, so they are designed to withstand heavy-duty conditions. How long do ceramic brake pads last? Most last around 75,000 miles. This is quite an upgrade from the less durable organic brake pads, which are the most common. If you’re interested in ceramic brake pads, we’d be happy to go over your options!

Visit Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Your Service Needs!

Want to know how long your brake pads will last? Feel free to contact us with your questions or just schedule your appointment at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our technicians will inspect your brakes to make sure everything is working properly, and they can help you estimate a replacement date. 


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