How Long Do Brake Pads Last?
If you’re like most car owners around Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, it’s entirely possible that you are asking, “how long do brake pads last?” While this may be slightly upsetting to the knowledgeable car lover in your life, it’s not at all worrisome for the maintenance team at MINI of Manhattan.
If you’re bringing your MINI in for regular preventative maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations, we’ll look at the entire vehicle and let you know if there’s something for you to be concerned about.
That being said, staying on top of your vehicle’s preventative maintenance is the best way to prevent car trouble, and changing your brake pads regularly is a big part of that.
So what do you need to know about your brake pads and system? We’ve got the answers for you below. Keep reading to learn more about MINI Cooper brake pads and MINI brake pad replacements.
How Long Do Brake Pads Last in Your MINI Vehicle?
The answer no driver ever wants to hear is “It depends,” but that’s what you’ll hear if you ask your local MINI Cooper service department how long your brake pads will last. Unfortunately, unlike some other parts that have a specific mileage on them, brakes and changing them is much more complicated.
There are several factors that go into determining the timeline of changing brake pads in a MINI vehicle, including the following:
- Driving habits
- Road conditions
- Quality of the parts
- Weather conditions
The best case scenario for brake pads that are high quality is around 25,000 miles. And the worst case scenario for brake pads that are low quality or driving and road conditions that are hard on the brakes is around 12,000 miles. But again, those numbers vary depending on your specific conditions.
Signs That You Need a Brake Pad Replacement
There are quite a few signs that your vehicle needs brake repair, and the specific repair needed could change depending on what the service technician sees when they take a closer look.
For brake pads, you’ll usually hear a high-pitched squealing when braking or feel a vibration when braking in the brake pedal or the steering wheel. These are both the first signs of trouble with your brakes and should tell you it’s time to get those brakes inspected.
Where to Schedule Your Brake Service
When it comes to taking care of your vehicle’s brakes, you don’t want to rely on Joe Schmoe from down the street. You want to know that you’re getting high-quality work and that the parts used in your vehicle are going to last as long as they should.
If you find that your brake pads are wearing down too quickly, are squeakier than usual, or aren’t performing at their best, it might be time to invest in high-quality maintenance and get your vehicle’s service done at your local dealership. Don’t skimp on cheap maintenance or repair services because you’ll end up paying way more in the end.
Learn more about the MINI maintenance and repair services offered at MINI of Manhattan and schedule an appointment online in just a couple of minutes.