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Anything you use often will eventually wear out. It’s true of the lightbulb in your bedside lamp, the sponge in your kitchen, and the brake pads in your vehicle. But few normal wear items are as important to your safety, and to the safety of every pedestrian and driver you encounter on the road, as your brakes. So, it’s just natural for a responsible driver to wonder, “How long do brake pads last?”
First, let’s hit the brakes and take a moment to look at brake pads and what they do. Brake pads are a key component of the disc brake system found on most vehicles on the road today. Disc brakes consist of:
Here’s how those components work together to bring you to a stop:
Every time you press that pedal, your brake pads are put into use. This causes wear.A and worn brake pad can cause costly damage to the disc or rotor. Knowing the answer to the question how long do brake pads last is important to safe driving and smart vehicle maintenance.
The standard life of brake pads is approximately 20,000 to 65,000 miles, with an average of 40,000 miles. That’s a wide range, isn’t it? When something matters as much as your brakes, you want to stay on top of their care. That’s why it’s recommended that brakes be inspected every 12 months or 12,000 miles (check your owner’s manual for your specific vehicle’s service schedule). During that brake inspection, the pads will get a thorough once over, and you’ll learn whether a brake pad change is in order.
While you’re wondering, “how long do brake pads last?” the answer may be affected by, “how do you drive?” For example:
Material makeup can also make a difference regarding how long brake pads last. Are your brakes constructed of materials referred to as metallic or ceramic? While metallic pads can provide greater stopping power, they can also wear differently than ceramic pads.
You may be able to see, hear, feel, or even smell the warning signs of brake trouble:
Please do so at your earliest convenience, even if it isn’t time for regularly scheduled maintenance. Remember, your brakes are one of your vehicle’s most important safety features and you want to keep them in good working order.
First, a trained Jiffy Lube technician will visually inspect your vehicle’s brake system. Your brake pads will be measured, and you’ll receive a written evaluation. If you have any questions, the technician will be happy to go over the evaluation with you. Rest assured, any service recommendation will be based on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.
Now what? Count on the professionals at Jiffy Lube to do a thorough job:
We said it before and we’ll say it again: If you have any questions, the technician will be happy to answer them.
Whether you drive a car, truck, SUV or truck, your vehicle represents a major investment, and you want to protect it. Jiffy Lube technicians are trained in preventive maintenance and want to help keep you safe on the road. That includes providing the right products and parts. At Jiffy Lubewe use quality products wherever possible and consistently install parts which meet or exceed Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recommendations.
Now you know about brake pads, but what about brake fluid? Here’s information about the Jiffy Lube Brake Fluid Exchange.
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