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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

Part of your regular vehicle maintenance is having your brakes checked and replaced when they’ve worn down. How long do car brakes last? While it will vary depending on the type of brakes you have and how you drive in Omaha, brakes typically have a lifespan between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. Read along with Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont as we go over the average lifespan of brakes and the different factors that affect it. When you’re done, you can learn more about our brake services and schedule a service appointment with our team.

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

The lifespan of vehicle brakes range between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, which is considerable. However, this large lifespan is due to the difficulty that comes with giving a definite number. Just as your gas mileage will change depending on how and where you drive, the answer to “How long do car brakes last?” will change depending on a number of factors:

  • Driving Habits: If you brake hard instead of pressing down softly or if you ride on the brakes instead of coasting to a stop, your brake pads won’t last as long.
  • Environment: Driving in the city means encountering more traffic, lights, and stop signs, so you’ll brake more. Driving on the highway usually means longer brake life.
  • Brake Pad Material: Carbon-ceramic pads last longer than standard metallic pads, but they tend to be more expensive. If you don’t already know what type of brake pads you have, your owner’s manual might give you more information.

Since it’s hard to determine exactly how many miles brakes last, it’s important to know what kind of brakes you have and have them checked regularly with our service team. Our technicians will know when your brakes are due to be replaced. You can also browse our parts center if you prefer to change your brakes on your own. We’ll provide you with the OEM parts you need to get the job done right.

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

If you notice that your vehicle shakes when you use your brakes in Columbus, you’ll want to bring it to our service team as soon as possible. The most common cause of this problem is the brake system itself, but here’s a more detailed explanation of what could be happening:

  • One of your tires is experiencing “run out” or is no longer perfectly round
  • One of your wheels is unbalanced
  • Your car’s front-end alignment is off
  • A loose control arm or damaged knuckle is affecting your car’s steering
  • Your car’s axle shaft is damaged
  • Your vehicle has loose lug nuts

If you suspect your vehicle’s brakes may need maintenance, visit our service center today! Your brakes are essential to your safety on Blair roads, so it’s important to have them checked immediately if there is an issue.

Have Your Brakes Checked or Replaced at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont

Whether you require a new set of brakes or you want to have your brake system checked, visit our Fremont service center! We’re happy to inspect your vehicle and make the necessary repairs to ensure it runs smoothly on Columbus roads. Schedule service and browse our service specials today!

Chevrolet Service Coupons

Oil Change, Tire Rotation, 27 Point Inspection


Keep your car running smoothly and identify potential trouble spots.

Includes up to 6 Qts Dexos full synthetic oil, Excludes diesels, Saab, and other select vehicles. Tire balancing not included. Tax and shop supplies not included.


10% OFF

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10% Off any Service Available in Our Service Department.

*-Max Discount of $100. -Not valid for Insurance work, warranty, or with other offers or coupons. -Tax not included.



Keep the most important system on your car running smoothly. We will install high-quality AC Delco Durastop Ceramic pads on your car.

Includes replacement of brake pads and machining rotors on most GM vehicles. Rotor replacement extra. Excludes Corvette, Saab, and other select vehicles. Retail customers only. Tax and shop supplies not included.


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