How Long Will My Brakes Last?
The braking system is an essential yet complex component of your car’s safety features. To stay safe on the road, every part of your braking system needs to be in optimal condition, from the brake pedal to the calipers and cylinders.
But how long will your brakes last? The brake repair technicians at Precision Imports in Manchester, New Hampshire, have the answers to these questions and more.
The Lifespan of Your Brakes
Different parts of your vehicle’s braking system will last for different periods. For instance, your brake pads can last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. Some will even stay for as long as 100,000 miles. The type of brake pads your vehicle has plays a vital role in its longevity. Ceramic brake pads will last much longer than ones made from organic materials.
Brake calipers last for between 75,000 and 100,000 miles. Rotors will last for 30,000 to 70,000 miles and cylinder can last for 60,000 to 200,000 miles.
Your daily driving habits and road conditions also play a significant role in how long your brakes last. If you brake often and suddenly, this will make your braking components wear out fast. For example, if you live in a city where you have to stop at a stop sign at every corner, your brakes won’t last as long as they would if you lived in a rural area with a lot less traffic and stop signs.
Do I Need Brake Repair?
Your car will let you know if it needs brake repair. Some common signs that you need to have your brakes repaired include:
- A spongy or soft brake pedal
- Grinding, squealing or screeching noises when you brake
- Vibrating when braking
- Slow braking response time
If your car is experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a brake repair appointment right away.
Stellar Brake Repair Services You Can Trust
Call the certified mechanics at Precision Imports in Manchester, New Hampshire, today if you need brake repair. With over 200 years of combined experience, we’ll keep your brakes in tip-top shape. Call us today at [as_phone] to book your auto repair appointment.