Not many people are aware that their driving habits influence how long their brakes will function. Depending on the vehicle, brakes usually need to be replaced after 20,000 to 70,000 miles. However, multiple elements can influence a brake’s lifespan and cause that number to fluctuate significantly from car to car. The life span of your brakes depends on both the region in which you live as well as the quality of your brake pads and rotors. If you find yourself frequently starting and stopping in city traffic, for example, you’ll need to replace your brakes more often than someone who drives primarily on rural roads with little stop-and-go traffic.
By making a few adjustments to your driving style, you can improve your safety on the road and make your brakes last longer, let’s take a look at the easiest things you can do to do so.
There are some brake problems that only a practiced eye will catch, though. If you want, you can choose an in-depth brake inspection. This type of inspection will reveal things like unevenly worn brake pads that a general inspection might not uncover, having these inspections performed regularly will prevent future costly brake repairs down the road.