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As a conscientious driver, you pay attention to how your vehicle performs in various situations so that you know when something isn’t functioning properly. This especially applies to braking. Fully functioning brakes are vital for the safety of your vehicle. However, if you find yourself sliding through stop signs with the pedal depressed down to the floor, it’s time for a needed brake replacement.

How do you know what is the average life of brake pads? Typically, brake pads should not be less than ¼ inch thick, which for normal driving would last about 70,000 miles. However, there are other factors that play a role in how long brake pads actually last:

  • Your style of driving—hard stops, fast accelerations, etc.,
  • The weight of your vehicle—overloading your vehicle adds extra stress to the brakes,
  • Quality of the brake components—what materials are the pads and rotors made from, and
  • How your vehicle is used—towing, carrying heavy loads, driving on mountainous terrain.

There are three common signs indicating that it’s time for a brake replacement:

  • Screeching or squealing noise -- This sound is caused by a small, metallic shim embedded in the brake pad. When the pad wears down to a certain depth, it will make screeching and squealing noises.
  • Metallic Grinding and Growling -- The brake pads are worn too far down, resulting in metal-on-metal contact between the discs and calipers.
  • Dash Warning Lights -- Many vehicles are equipped with an indicator light on the dash panel alerting you as to when it’s time to replace the brake pads.

Tip to Remember: It is generally recommended that when replacing either the brake pads or rotors, they should be replaced in pairs to ensure even stopping performance.

Have more questions about what is the average life of brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about a needed brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Wondering what is the average life of brake pads? Ask a brake specialist at Heights Car Care about a needed brake replacement.

As a conscientious driver, you pay attention to how your vehicle performs in various situations so that you know when something isn’t functioning properly. This especially applies to braking. Fully functioning brakes are vital for the safety of your vehicle. However, if you find yourself sliding through stop signs with the pedal depressed down to the floor, it’s time for a needed brake replacement.

How do you know what is the average life of brake pads? Typically, brake pads should not be less than ¼ inch thick, which for normal driving would last about 70,000 miles. However, there are other factors that play a role in how long brake pads actually last:

  • Your style of driving—hard stops, fast accelerations, etc.,
  • The weight of your vehicle—overloading your vehicle adds extra stress to the brakes,
  • Quality of the brake components—what materials are the pads and rotors made from, and
  • How your vehicle is used—towing, carrying heavy loads, driving on mountainous terrain.

There are three common signs indicating that it’s time for a brake replacement:

  • Screeching or squealing noise -- This sound is caused by a small, metallic shim embedded in the brake pad. When the pad wears down to a certain depth, it will make screeching and squealing noises.
  • Metallic Grinding and Growling -- The brake pads are worn too far down, resulting in metal-on-metal contact between the discs and calipers.
  • Dash Warning Lights -- Many vehicles are equipped with an indicator light on the dash panel alerting you as to when it’s time to replace the brake pads.

Tip to Remember: It is generally recommended that when replacing either the brake pads or rotors, they should be replaced in pairs to ensure even stopping performance.

Have more questions about what is the average life of brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about a needed brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:30pm
Sat:07:30am - 05:00pm
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