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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

The brakes are one of the most important safety features on your Honda car, truck, or SUV, so it is crucial that you make sure that they work properly. How long do car brakes last? The average car brake lifespan is between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, but it depends on how you drive, where you drive, and the type of brakes your vehicle is equipped with. This guide from the experts in the Honda of Watertown Service Center will teach you about how long car brakes last and what factors affect their lifespan.

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

While you can expect your car brakes to last anywhere from 25,000 to 65,000 miles before needing to be replaced, it is not uncommon for some brakes to last for over 80,000 miles. We recommend that you consult your owner’s manual for specifics regarding your vehicle. Of course, keeping up with your routine maintenance service at Honda of Watertown allows our certified technicians to regularly inspect your brakes and alert you when they need to be replaced. Since we use only genuine Honda OEM parts, you can rest assured that your new brakes will be of the highest quality and provide the dependable stopping power you need on Southbury-area roads.

What Factors Affect Brake Pad Life?

How long do car brakes last, or more specifically, how many miles do brakes last? Brake life depends on the following factors:

  • Driving Habits: Riding the brakes and hard braking will cause the brake pads to wear down faster.
  • Where You Drive: With the stop-and-go traffic on Torrington streets, you’ll be using your brakes more often, and they will wear out sooner. Your car brakes will tend to last longer if you do the bulk of your driving on the highway.
  • Brake Pad Material: Carbon-ceramic brake pads cost more, but they will last longer than standard metallic pads. Your owner’s manual will have information on what type of brake pads your Honda has. If you are in need of a new set of brakes, you can count on the knowledgeable parts team at Honda of Watertown to recommend the best brakes for your specific Honda model.

Get Professional Brake Service Today at Honda of Watertown!

Now that you have a better idea of how long car brakes last, rely on the professionals at Honda of Watertown the next time you need your brakes or Honda OEM parts inspected or replaced. You can schedule an appointment with us online or by calling our Service Center at (860) 431-2867. Make sure to explore our current service coupons and parts specials to save on your next brake service or replacement. Please feel free to contact our Service Center if you have any questions.

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