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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

How long do car brakes last? The answer is—it depends. Factors such as the kind of brake pads your new or used vehicle has, as well as how and where you drive can impact the lifespan of your brakes. Keeping room for variance in mind, Honda of Lincoln has put together a helpful guide to average brake life, as well as the variables that can cause your brakes to wear faster. 

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

Average brake life runs between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, though some people will have brake pads last beyond 80,000 miles. While it’s impossible to give an exact number, the 40,000-mile range is the general mileage to keep in mind when planning for vehicle maintenance. Keeping up with your vehicle’s standard service intervals will provide the best care for your Honda, since they’ll take everything from torque calculations to OEM specs into account. However, when it comes to your brake pads, their lifespan and condition will depend on more factors than that.

Factors That Impact Your Brake Pad Life

Just as the lifespan of your tires depends on things like road conditions and treadwear rating, brake pad life will change depending on:

  • Driving Habits: Aggressive driving habits, such as riding the brakes and slamming the brakes, will cause your brake pads to wear faster. To preserve your brake pad, you’ll want to start coasting to a stop while pressing slowly on the brake pedal.
  • Environment: If you spend your time mostly cruising the highways around Gretna, that usually translates to longer brake life. Meanwhile, the stop-and-go traffic in the city can mean more braking and quicker brake pad wear. 
  • Brake Material: Carbon-ceramic brakes last longer than standard metal brakes, but they tend to be more expensive. If you’re not sure of the material of your brakes, ask one of the technicians at our Honda of Lincoln service center next time you bring your vehicle in.

Take Care of Your Brakes at Honda of Lincoln!

When you need your brakes serviced, or it’s time for an oil change, Honda of Lincoln can provide quality care at our service center near Bellevue. Browse our service coupons before heading over!

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