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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Are your Chevy brakes making strange squeaking or grinding sounds? Have you ever wondered or asked, “How long do car brakes last?” The answer is that it depends on how you drive around Tallahassee, where you drive your Chevy, and what kind of brake pads your vehicle has. With that in mind, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet brings you this handy overview of average brake life and the factors that impact brake life. If after reading this you still have questions about brakes, or any other routine auto service, contact us. We are always happy to help!

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

It’s impossible to predict exactly how many miles brakes last. The average brake life is somewhere between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but there is typically a considerable 40,000-mile range. Some people will have brake pads last as long as 80,000 miles while some may only last 20,000 miles. Following your vehicle’s standard service is wise, but the actual life of your brake pads depends on several factors.

What Affects Brake Pad Life?

Now that you know how long do brakes last, you’re probably curious what things help them last even longer. Just as your gas mileage varies depending on how and where you drive around , brake pad life fluctuates based on many things, such as:

  • Driving Habits: If you often brake hard instead of pressing down gently, or if you ride the brakes instead of coasting to a stop, your brake pads won’t last as long.
  • Environment: Driving a lot in the city means encountering more traffic lights, so you’ll brake more. Driving on the highway for the majority of your commutes usually leads to longer brake life.
  • Brake Material: Carbon-ceramic brakes last longer than standard metal brakes, but they also tend to be more expensive.

You can help extend the life of your brake system by bleeding the brake lines; as usual, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet is here to show you how to do so!

Have Your Brakes Serviced at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet

It doesn’t matter if you wear down your brakes on trips to or , Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet is just a short distance away from both locations. You never know how many miles brakes last, so if you need them inspected call our service department. You can even schedule a service online. Give us a call and let us know how we can help. We are always at your service!

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