Have a question about how long your automotive brakes will last on your car? There are a couple of things to consider.
Brake pads typically come with a warranty – you may see a lifetime warranty, or a warranty based on mileage, such as a 10,000 mile warranty. Lifetime warranties aren’t meant to last a lifetime. Auto parts manufacturers use that terminology because brake pads do last a long time, and most car owners will trade and purchase a new car long before their brake pads need replacing.
Regardless of the terminology, it’s more important to listen to your car instead. When you apply the brakes, you can hear the sounds of a worn brake pad. If you hear a grinding noise or a squeak, its time to replace the brake pads regardless of the mileage.
Brake rotors, or brake discs, are what your vehicle’s brake pads clamp down on, and what stops the wheels from spinning. Like brake pads, there are different types of rotors, depending on your car and driving needs.
Unlike brake pads, rotors do not need to be changed on a regular basis, and should last indefinitely if you provide regular maintenance routines on your automobile. Rotors will be damaged if you allow your brake pads to wear down, and drive without the use of pads for an extended period of time. The grinding noise you begin to hear from the brake pads is an indication of the screws in the base of the brake pads grinding into the groove of your rotor. The more it continues to grind, the greater your chance of having to replace your rotors.
[Want to keep your automotive brakes in top condition? Have them checked and replaced on a regular basis.]
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