Is It Time To Get Your Brake Pads Replaced?

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

A lot of vehicle owners take their braking systems for granted, but over time, your braking system can wear down. It’s really important to make sure your vehicle’s braking system is working properly because it’s one of the most important safety features. Braking systems are made up of several components that work together to stop the vehicle and keep you safe. Keeping it well-maintained can mean the difference between a horrible accident or staying safe on the road. Schedule your Chevy brake pad replacement now at Mike Anderson Chevy Service Center today!

How to Know You Need to Replace Your Brakes

The biggest cause of brake wear down is heavy use. How you use your Chevy brakes makes a big difference in how efficiently your brakes operate over time. With sudden and heavy brakes, your brake pads and rotors will wear down very quickly. Plus, you’re decreasing fuel efficiency while overusing the brakes.

Keeping an eye for the first sign your brakes need maintenance is the safest option and will save you money in the long run. If your brakes make a high-pitched, squealing sound during use, it’s important not to ignore it. Getting your vehicle in for maintenance will help you determine and fix the problem, whether it’s a buildup of grime or worn-out brake pads or even contaminated brake fluid. 

When To Replace Your Brakes

So, how long do brake pads last? To figure out how often to change brake pads, you should first check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. In general, though, a good rule of thumb is to bring it in for maintenance every 12,000 miles or so. Brake pads generally last 25,000, so checking them at about the halfway point will ensure they’re good to go. Brake fluids also tend to need replacement at about this time, so you can get multiple things done in one visit. Brake maintenance is available at Mike Anderson Chevy now!

For drivers that frequently use their vehicle to haul heavy loads, it’s important to get your brake system checked out more often. With heavy loads, your brakes wear down quicker. More frequent use, such as for those with long commutes or those that are rideshare drivers, means that there is a higher likelihood of system failure. 

Schedule Brake Service Today! 

Stopping power is crucial to a safe and successful driving experience. When you need brake service, your Certified Service experts at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville can recommend quality ACDelco Gold (Professional) or GM Genuine Parts brakes. The total brake pad replacement cost will depend on what kind of brakes you need, such as ceramic vs semi metallic brake pads. Plus, you can save on brake replacements with our brake service specials now. Mike Anderson’s Certified Chevy Service Center is here for you!

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