How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad
When your brakes are in good condition, you can drive with confidence in Bedford and beyond. You keep that confidence when you change your brake pads on time. How long should brake pads last? Much of it depends on the type of brake pads you have, along with your driving habits. Learn more about how long brake pads last, and how long ceramic brake pads last, with the service team at Classic Volkswagen.

 

 

How Long Should Brake Pads Last?

As mentioned before, how long brake pads last involves quite a few variables when you’re driving in Willoughby. On average, brake pads should last for at least 20,000 miles or as far as 75,000 miles. The make and model of your vehicle will play a part in determining how long your brake pads should last.

How Long Do Ceramic Brake Pads Last?

Ceramic brake pads are a bit of an investment, but it’s one that could make a difference in your safety on Chardon roads, although they’re usually found on high-performance and luxury vehicles. How long do ceramic brake pads last? They’re on the high end with an average of 75,000 miles. If you’re interested in upgrading to ceramic brake pads, contact our parts department and order yours today.

What Causes Brake Pad Wear?

We’ve alluded to how driving habits can play a large part in how long brake pads last. Basically, anything that increases direct contact between brake pads and brake rotors that causes friction will cause your brake pads to wear faster. Ceramic brake pads wear slower because they’re designed to handle more friction and heat than conventional brake pads. To preserve your brake pads and cut down on wear, avoid riding the brake or slamming on your brakes. Make it a habit to coast to a stop whenever you can. Not only will you get more life out of your brakes, but you’ll also notice improved fuel economy

Learn More About Auto Maintenance with Classic Volkswagen

Now that you have a handle on how long brake pads last, learn more about how to keep your Volkswagen in top running condition from the service team at Classic Volkswagen! Just visit our service hub, where we’re always adding articles to help you understand how your vehicle works and easy ways to keep it running smoothly for years to come.

 

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