How Long Will My Brakes Last?

If you feel a slight shudder or vibration coming through your brake pedal when you stop, it could be a sign you need some brake work done. That gets you thinking how long will your brakes last!  Many factors determine how long your brakes will last.

Do you drive on highways more than city roads? Do you love jackrabbit starts and squealing stops?  Do you drive in the mountains? Do you haul a trailer, boat, bulky items?  Do you have a hybrid or electric vehicle? You may have regenerative brakes that help your vehicle stop, and reduce wear and tear on the pads and rotors. Ask a Bret's Service Advisor for more details. 

How long you brakes last depends on different things, and there's no hard and fast rule. But here are few signs you might need some brake work:

You are pushing much harder on the brakes than you did before.
Your brakes squeak, rattle, or grind
Your vehicle is pulling to one side when you put on the brakes.

Bret's Autoworks will inspect your brakes, and your technician will let you know if it is time to replace your pads and rotors. You will also be able to see what our technicians see! We will send you a video so you can make an informed decision on your repair. 

 

 

 

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