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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

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Responsible drivers will eventually need to find out, how long do car brakes last? Typically, brakes will have a lifespan that ranges from 25,000 to 65,000 miles. However, your driving style, the terrain you traverse, and what type of brake pads your vehicle uses will all impact how long your car brakes last. With those factors in mind, SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has put together a guide to help you determine how many miles your brakes will last. Contact our service department if you have any other maintenance questions, or check out more of our service tips.

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

With the general brake life ranging from 25,000 to 65,000 miles, it can be difficult for Redding drivers to know exactly how long their brakes will last. Some brake sets can last upwards of 80,000 miles which can add to the confusion. Your owner’s manual is a great resource to seek guidance for how many miles you can expect your brakes to last. Your manual will suggest service intervals that will involve brake maintenance and may even provide specifics for when to replace your brakes.

Visiting our Mopar® service center near Redbluff takes the confusion out of brake maintenance. Our certified technicians will know exactly how to repair your vehicle with genuine parts to ensure your brakes are safe for travel on any Yreka road.

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

Similar to how driving style can impact fuel economy, the answer to, “how many miles do brakes last,” will vary depending on a number of factors:

  • Driving Habits: If you drive a performance-oriented vehicle or prefer to brake hard rather than softly, you may experience a shorter brake life. Additionally, riding your brakes as opposed to coasting to a stop can be detrimental to brake health.
  • Environment: City traffic with a high volume of lights, stop signs, pedestrians and other factors that necessitate frequent braking will lead to a shorter lifespan for your brakes.
  • Brake Pad Material: Long-lasting carbon-ceramic brake pads can be more expensive than standard metallic ones, but they can last significantly longer. Your owner’s manual can direct you to the proper type of brake pads for your vehicle.

Have Your Brakes Inspected and Serviced in Mount Shasta

If you have lingering questions about how long do car brakes last, contact us today. Our team can help you find the answers for your specific brake type so you can commute with peace of mind. If your brakes need maintenance, schedule service with us today and be on the lookout for our rotating service specials to save even more! Next, learn how to care for your interior with our leather seat cleaning guide! You can also learn how to be more fuel-efficient on the road.

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SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

603 South Mount Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA

Phone: 530-926-4817


Phone: 530-926-4817

603 South Mount Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA


Phone: 530-926-4817

603 South Mount Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA


Phone: 530-926-4817

603 South Mount Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA
41.3088008 -122.3112846
SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 41.3088008, -122.3112846.