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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

 

The brake system is one of the most important safety features on your car, truck, or SUV, so it is crucial that you ensure they are always working properly. How long do car brakes last? On average, the brakes on your vehicle will last between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but it depends on how you drive, where you drive, and the type of brakes your vehicle is equipped with. Learn more about how long car brakes last and what factors affect their lifespan in this guide from the experts in the Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Service Center. If your vehicle is due for brake service or replacement, visit our Express Lane. No appointment is necessary, and we’ll get you safely back on the roads in and around Miami as soon as possible.

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

As noted above, you can expect your car brakes to last anywhere from 25,000 to 65,000 miles before you will need to have them replaced; however, we recommend that you consult your owner’s manual for specifics regarding your vehicle. The best way to ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle’s brakes is to keep up to date with your routine maintenance service. When you schedule a service appointment with us, our certified technicians will inspect your brakes and alert you when they need to be replaced. Since we use only genuine Mopar OEM parts, you can rest assured that your new brakes will be of the highest quality and provide the dependable stopping power you need on Hialeah-area roads.

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

The reason it can be tricky to nail down exactly how long car brakes will last is because there are a number of factors that can have an impact on your brakes’ lifespan. Each of the following will influence how long your brakes last:

  • Driving Habits: Riding the brakes and hard braking will cause the brake pads to wear down faster. 
  • Where You Drive: With the stop-and-go traffic on Miami Lakes streets, you’ll be using your brakes more often, and they will wear out sooner. Your car brakes will tend to last longer if you do the bulk of your driving on the highway.
  • Brake Pad Material: Carbon-ceramic brake pads cost more, but they will last longer than standard metallic pads. Your owner’s manual will have information on what type of brake pads your vehicle has. If you are in need of a new set of brakes, you can count on the knowledgeable parts team at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM to recommend the best brakes for your specific RAM, Jeep, Dodge, or Chrysler model. 

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

There are warning signs to be aware of that can alert you that your brakes need to be replaced. Have you ever asked yourself, “Why does my car break when shaking?” It could be due to several issues, including:

  • Warped brake rotors
  • Uneven tire wear or unbalanced wheels
  • Steering or suspensions problems

If your car shakes when braking, it is best to bring it into our service center for inspection as soon as you can.

Rely on the Brake Service Experts at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

Now that you have a better idea of how long car brakes last, rely on the professionals at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM the next time you need your brakes inspected or replaced. If you are in a hurry, you can opt for our Express Lane Service for a quick brake inspection or brake replacement, as well as a speedy oil change, tire rotation, battery test, and more. Make sure to browse our current service specials and coupons to save on your next maintenance service. Please feel free to contact our service center if you have any questions or would like more information.

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