How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Taking care of your brakes is essential for your safety on Arlington drives. Thus, it’s important to know how many miles brakes typically last. After all, it’s essential to get them replaced before you run into any issues on your daily drives. So, how long do car brakes last? Our team will help you learn how many miles brakes last, as well as where to find service for Nissan brakes near you!

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

How will you know when it’s time for you to replace your brakes? How many miles do brakes last? The general rule of thumb is around 40,000 miles. However, some brake pads have been known to last 120,000 miles or even more. 

There are several factors that affect how long car brakes last, including:

  • Do you tend to brake hard or gradually come to a stop?
  • Do you drive mostly on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic?
  • Do you drive in flat areas or on hilly roads?
  • Do you haul or tow heavy loads?

Also keep in mind that you’ll need to monitor your brake discs, brake pads, and brake fluid to ensure your entire brake system is working properly at all times.

How to Tell if Your Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced

Now that you know how long car brakes last under normal conditions, it’s still important to be able to recognize the signs of failing brakes. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment with our service center in Bartlett to inspect your brakes as soon as possible:

  • There is a squealing noise when the brakes are applied.
  • You have to push the brake pedal further down than usual to come to a stop.
  • It takes longer for the car to come to a complete stop.
  • The brake light comes on — don’t wait for this to happen!

Enjoy Professional Nissan Brake Service in Bartlett

Now that you know approximately how long brakes last, don’t waste time Googling “Nissan brakes near me.” Our Nissan service center is only a short drive from Cordova, and we make it easy for you to get your car, crossover, or SUV!  You can even schedule an appointment online. Trust our Nissan brake experts to keep your car on the road and running safely. Drop by or contact us today!

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