How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

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On average, how long do car brakes last around Milton? The answer may vary quite a bit depending on a number of factors: driving habits, location, brake pad type, and more. If you’re trying to gauge how many kilometres the brakes will last on your model, we’ve gathered some information to help you make a rough estimate. But if you want to know the specifics, be sure to contact our service department for personalized recommendations.

How Many Kilometres Do Brakes Last?

Because there are so many variations that affect your brake pad lifespan, it can be difficult to pin down a number. The average Oakville driver will replace brakes around 40,000 km to 100,000 km, but that leaves quite a wide range.

We recommend consulting your vehicle’s recommended service intervals in your owner’s manual, since this will account for everything from torque calculations to OEM specs. However, that’s just part of the equation. You can always ask us to take a look at your brake pads or rotors when you bring your vehicle for service.

What Affects Brake Pad Life?

How many kilometres do brakes last for you? If you find yourself replacing your brake pads more frequently than your owner’s manual suggests, consider the following factors:

  • Driving Habits: If you tend to brake hard, this can put additional stress on your braking system. Pressing the pedal softly or coasting to a stop is easier on your vehicle.
  • Environment: Driving on the highways is easier on your brakes than stop-and-go traffic in Mississauga, since you use your brakes much more in the city.
  • Brake Material: Standard metal brakes are more affordable, but carbon-ceramic brakes last much longer. The experts at our service and parts departments can help you determine which is the best option for you.

Why Schedule a Brake Inspection at Mercedes-Benz Burlington?

Your braking system is one of the most important components of your vehicle, so it’s crucial to keep up with inspections and maintenance. Our technicians know the ins and outs of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as the telltale signs of brake wear, so they can help you determine exactly when to schedule your replacements. Plus, we offer service offers on a rotating basis for your convenience.

Schedule Your Service Today in Burlington

Whether you need a brake pad replacement or a multi-point inspection, schedule your service online with Mercedes-Benz Burlington for top-notch service from certified experts.

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