Now servicing hybrid battery reconditioning and EV charging!

Portland Auto Repair

Find Us on:
Give Us A Call: (860) 342-0640

Monthly Archives: September 2022

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

A vehicle's brakes are among its most essential components. You must inspect the effectiveness of your brakes to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. On average, brake pads require replacement every 50,000 miles. Some will need to be replaced after 25,000 miles, while others may endure for 70,000 miles. Factors affecting the brake pad's durability Driving habits: Brake pads' lifespan is significantly influenced by how hard a driver presses the brake pedal. Environment: Driving in the city puts more strain on the brakes than driving in the country or on long, straight highways since there are more stop-and-go traffic and traffic lights. Brake pad hardness: Vehicle brake pads come in various compositions to meet multiple driving requirements. Most high-performance cars have hard compound brake pads, which are more durable but take longer to warm up before they work properly. Materials: Brake durability depends on the rotor and pad materials. Carbon-ce ... read more