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How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?

Your brake pads are a vital piece of your vehicle’s braking system. Over time, these pads require replacing as they wear down with miles. When your brake pads wear thin, you won’t be able to miss them. They’ll squeal every time you brake, and you’ll notice a drop in brake performance.


Routine brake checks and service is the best way to ensure your safety and catch when your brakes wear down. Depending on your car and the nature of usage, you can go anywhere between 30,000 and 70,000 miles before replacing brake pads. 


If you live in a crowded city or have long commutes, you may need to replace them more often than those living in rural areas. Road conditions can also impact how often you need to change your brake pads. Furthermore, proper brake usage can reduce the strain on your brake pads. On the other hand, harshly pressing on brakes and making hard stops can cause your brakes to wear down quicker.


Besides physically inspecting your brake pads, you can pay attention to the noise that it makes. The most obvious sign that your brake pads are going bad is if they squeak and squeal in normal driving conditions. Brake pads have built-in indicators that audibly alert you when you need service.

Brake Pad Service in Merritt Island, FL

If you need your brakes checked, we invite you to bring your car, SUV, or truck to our shop so that our automotive mechanics can read your brake pad thickness. We can also check your rotors, brake fluid, and other components too. 


If you are looking for reliable brake service in Merritt Island, FL, please call or bring your vehicle to Inmon Automotive today. Feel free to use our online form to schedule your appointment.

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