How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Car Brakes

How many miles do brakes last? The answer to this question depends on how you drive, what climate you’re driving in, and what terrain you’re regularly driving on. That said, a common-sense answer to the question, “How many miles do brakes last?” would be somewhere between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. For a more detailed answer, continue reading. If Holmdel drivers discover that they’re due for replacement brakes, reach out to our parts department for help, but not before you check out our parts specials to see just how much you can save. 


How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

So, how long do car brakes last? As we said, somewhere between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but obviously, there’s a lot of room for variation in this answer. Colts Neck drivers will want to check your owner’s manuals for specifics. Also bear in mind that some brake pads may even last over 80,000 miles. The most accurate way to determine where your brakes are at in their lifespan is to take them to our mechanics for an inspection. If we see that you’re due for replacements, we’ll install genuine OEM brakes that are made up to Lexus specifications and notably durable. 

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

Now that you have a working answer to the question, “How long do car brakes last?” it’s time to take a look at some of the factors that can wear your brakes down unnecessarily fast:

  • Driving Habits: Do you have a tendency to brake hard? Do you slowly brake to a stop, rather than striving to roll to a stop? Then you’re wearing out your pads faster than necessary. 
  • Environment: Do you live in a dense, urban environment with lots of intersections? Unfortunately, you’re braking much more frequently. 
  • Brake Pad Material: Carbon-ceramic pads last longer than standard metallic pads, but they tend to be more expensive. If you don’t already know what type of brake pads you have, your owner’s manual might give you more information.

Reach Out to Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth for Replacement Brakes and Installation 

Now that you know how many miles brakes last and what the signs are that your brakes are failing or need to be inspected, Toms River drivers who think they need new brakes should give our parts department a call at (732) 493-4801. If you have other questions related to Lexus parts, be sure to check out our parts tips for fun reads about battery replacement and more. 

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