How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Brake Service

At some point during your car ownership experience, you’re bound to ask yourself, “how long do car brakes last?” The answer depends on a number of factors! The type of brake pads you use, how often you drive, and your driving style all change the answer to “how many miles do brakes last?” The Federico Kia service team will help you consider those factors, and discover how long do car brakes last! Whether you need to learn more about the longevity of brakes or how long an oil change takes, we are here to help.

How Many Miles Do Brakes Last?

Because every car is different, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. However, we can safely say that brakes last somewhere between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. However, that range is extremely broad, and may not help you as much as you thought. The best way to answer “how long do brakes last?” is by checking your owner’s manual!

What Affects Brake Pad Life?

Depending on how you drive between Alton and Edwardsville, the lifespan of your brakes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Driving Habits: Lots of sudden stops will shorten the lifespan of your brakes.
  • Environment: Constant city driving means encountering traffic, meaning you will come to a stop more frequently. More highway driving means your brakes will last for more miles in most cases.
  • Brake Material: While carbon-ceramic brake pads last a bit longer, but they tend to be more expensive. Be sure to check your owner’s manual or contact our service team to see what is recommended for your Kia car, crossover, or SUV.

Have Your Brakes Inspected and Serviced at Federico Kia

If you want to feel more secure on your drives between Godfrey and Edwardsville, schedule service with us to get your brakes serviced! Also be sure to check our service specials to see how we can help you save on your next brake service in Wood River. If you want to reset your check engine light, our team would also be glad to show you how!

Whether you’d like to learn about brake service, the best restaurants in Wood Riverused car mileage, if the Kia Soul has AWD, or good interest rates, we’re here to answer your questions.

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