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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

If your BMW brakes have started to squeal, you’re probably wondering, “how long do car brakes last?” Fortunately, East Bay BMW is here to help. There are many factors that impact how many miles car brakes last. It fluctuates greatly depending on how you drive and where you drive around Pleasanton. Plus, the type of brake pads your vehicle uses is also important. East Bay BMW brings you this simple summary of the average brake life and answers the popular question, “How many miles do brakes last?”

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

The average brake lifespan is normally between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. Some drivers might have brake pads that last over 80,000 miles, and some San Francisco drivers might only make it to 20,000. If you follow your vehicle’s regular service interval recommendations from BMW, it will help. However, the actual lifespan of your brakes depends on many factors.

What Impacts the Life of Your Brake Pads?

Just like fuel-efficiency changes depending on where, when, and how you drive your car, the life of your brake pads varies significantly based on the following:

  • Brake Material: Carbon-ceramic brakes are known to last longer than standard metal brakes, but they cost more. If you’re unsure if your brakes are carbon-ceramic or metal, ask the service department at East Bay BMW or consult your owner’s manual.
  • Your Driving Habits: If you brake hard instead of softly decelerating and pressing down on the brake pedal, or if you have the habit of riding the brakes around San Jose instead of slowly coasting to a stop, your brake pads will likely wear out much faster.
  • Environment: Driving in the city usually means more traffic and stop lights, so you’ll need to brake more often. Driving on the highway commonly equates to longer brake life.

East Bay BMW is Always at Your Service

When your vehicle’s brakes need to be replaced or serviced, head into East Bay BMW. We are just a short distance from Dublin, and you can even schedule service online. Our friendly and experienced service technicians will do the job right the first time and have you back on the road in no time! Check out our money-saving service specials and contact us with any additional questions you may have!

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