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3 Factors that Affect Brake Life

The brake system is an integral part of driving safety, but brake parts don't last forever. Brake pad and rotor replacement is a service that needs to be performed during the life of any vehicle. So when should you head to the brake shop for brake repair and replacement? Recommended brake service intervals vary depending on several factors.

Why Brakes Last Long or Wear Out Fast

  • Driving Habits: Each time you step on the brake pedal, the brake rotors and pads wear a little more. By coasting, you can reduce the amount of wear you put on your brakes.
  • Stopping Habits: Coming to a quick stop from a high speed wears brake parts quicker than a gradual stop. Pay attention to when cars ahead of you slow down and take note of which areas around town involve frequent braking so you can drive more slowly through them.
  • Brake Quality: Whether you're riding with OE brakes or aftermarket brakes, the overall mileage you get out of the parts varies depending on the quality of the components. You should expect factory brakes and high performance brakes to last longer than any bargain brakes.

It's recommended that you have your brakes checked whenever you get your tires rotated, which should be around every 6 months. This way, you won't need to stress out over a surprise cost when the time for brake replacement comes. You'll also be more aware of how your driving habits and other factors wear your brakes, so you can make an informed decision on the type of brakes you want next.

If you experience brake performance problems at any time, make sure to schedule a brake inspection.

About 4 Corner Tire Shop

We specialize in tires, race performance, and select automotive service. We're available for brake repair in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. If you need brake pad replacement or new brake rotors, our technicians can assist.

Written on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Nicole
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