How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

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Knowing when to change out your brakes is a good idea before heading out on any long drives outside of Ridgeway. Your brakes are your most important line of defense on the roads, and they are built strong averaging 25,000 and 65,000 miles. A few factors like how you drive, where you drive, and what kind of brake pads your vehicle uses will affect their lifespan. Keeping this in mind, the team at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville put together a quick and easy overview of the average brake life and the factors affecting it. Contact our service center at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville near Martinsville if you have any questions after exploring these tips, or check out more service tips!

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last in Danville?

The lifespan of your brakes is usually 25,000 to 65,000 miles. It’s hard to give an exact number because some sets of brake pads, like ceramic brakes, may even last over 80,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the Nissan recommended service schedule. At certain points in your routine maintenance, your vehicle will have a brake pad inspection and recommendations of when to replace the brakes.

When to Change Out Your Brakes: Factors Affecting Lifespan

How many miles do brakes last? While this is largely influenced by the OEM part you choose for your Roanoke drives, it also depends on how you drive and more:

  • Daily Driving Habits: Braking hard when you come down instead of pressing gently on the brake or riding on the brakes instead of coasting to a stop will lead to more rapid wear down.
  • Environment & Climate: If you are frequently driving in the city and encountering more traffic, lights, and stop signs, you’ll brake more. Highway driving usually allows your brakes to last longer.
  • Brake Pad Material: Carbon-ceramic pads last longer than standard metallic pads, although they are usually more expensive. Find out what kind of brake pads you have in your owner’s manual.

When to Change Out Your Brakes: Signs of Wear Down

If you notice your car shaking when you are coming to a stop in Roanoke, it’s time for a brake service. Usually, this is a sign that there’s an issue with the braking system– it could be the brake pads or other components, like:

  • A tire is experiencing “run out,” meaning it’s not 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
  • The axle shaft is damaged
  • You notice loose lug nuts

Get Your Brakes Inspected & Serviced at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville

Whether you notice your brakes having issues on Greensboro roads or you want to be sure they are in good shape for your next road trip, schedule your service with Gunter Nissan of Martinsville!

 

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