Brake Pads: When to Change
Hearing a noise coming from your car wheel? Is it the right time to change your brake pads.
Learn when it is the right time to change brake pads.
How do you know when to change your brakes? A general rule of thumb is to replace your brake pads every 35,000 miles — but rules of thumb only get you so far. What if you have high-performance pads installed? Or what if you live
Resources If someone asks, “How long should my brake pads last?” the best answer is, “It depends!” Let’s help set your expectations about when you should install new brake pads. Simply stated, when to change your brakes depends on your vehicle type and how you drive
Resources When replacing your vehicle’s brake pads, should you replace the front and rear pads at the same time?70/30 Braking RuleVehicle brake systems are designed for the front brakes to do about 70% of the braking to stop the car. The rear brakes do the
Resources Brake pads can be mysterious, but to ensure your safety, you need to understand when they should be changed.If you know what a scrub pad looks like, then a brake pad is a steel version. Visualize a 2- or 3-inch square pad, like a