While brake pads tend to last about 50,000 miles on average, our shop is primarily servicing New York City based vehicles, which means they take (on average) more wear and tear on a day-to-day basis.
There are several factors that driver’s should take into account when it comes to their vehicle and its brakes:
Driving Habits: Some drivers start and stop abruptly while others coast to a stop most of the time. This greatly affects how long the brake pads last.
Environment: Due to stop-and-go traffic and traffic lights, driving in the city is harder on the brakes of a vehicle than on country or highway roads. Mountainous areas can also increase the rate of wear on the brakes.
Materials: The materials that make up the brake pads and rotors also factor into the brakes’ durability. Carbon-ceramic brakes last longer than standard brakes, they need to be warmer than the alternative to be effective.