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How Often Do Brake Pads Need Replaced?

Your car is probably the most expensive thing you drive (unless you’ve got a motorhome but that’s a whole other blog). And while your engine gets you down the road, there’s something even more important. What helps you stop. Your brakes. Brakes and their components wear out over time. But how do you know when they need to be checked or changed? Braking components Your brake caliper, brake pads and brake rotors make up your vehicle’s braking system. And they don’t all wear out at the same time. But they all do wear out and how soon is determined by more than a few items like: How you drive. Did you know that the stop and go driving in the city is much harder on your braking system then cruising for miles down the highway? Think about it like this – freeway and highway driving doesn’t involve a lot of brake tapping – except maybe in rush hour traffic. Braking in the city is constant, at every light, many intersections and every parking lot. If you ride the brakes ... read more

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