How Many Miles Should Brake Pads Last

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How many miles should new brake pads and rotors last?
    I had my front pads and rotors replaced in May ’07, as well as the rear pads.

    I am starting to feel some vibration in the front when I brake to slow down or stop when going 50 mph and faster. You can really feel on the freeway offramp.

    I has been 16,000 miles since this has been replaced. The majority of my miles is freeway driving.

    This is on a 1999 3.2 TL

    • ANSWER:
      pads should last about 30-40K depending on your braking. and rotors (assuming you havent run the pads all the way down) should last about 80

  2. QUESTION:
    Under normal driving conditions about how many miles should factory rear brake pads last on a 2008 Chev Impala?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless there are other problems like a sticking caliper I usually go 100,000 miles.

  3. QUESTION:
    How many miles do brake pads last?
    I’m leasing a 2007 Pontiac G6. This lease has a warranty that will cover brake pads “when replacement or repair is the result of a defect in material or workmanship.” I’ve had the car for 2 of the 3 years and there are 24,000 miles on the car. The car salesman told me I shouldn’t expect to change the brakes before the lease was over, but that’s not the case. So should I try to contact the dealership and claim the brake pads were defective for wearing out so soon??
    THanks

    • ANSWER:
      well brake pads said to last around 30,000 miles but it also depends on the way you drive. If you like to step on the brake at the last min. or if you like to stomp on the brake’s it can wear out faster.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long do brakes and pads should last for 2011?
    How many miles can you go before you need to change the brakes for a ?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends if you ease on the brake or if you stomp on your brake
      Brake pads can last 10 years or 6 months depending how you drive.

  5. QUESTION:
    Approximately how many miles should I have left on my brakes after my brake pad sensor light turns on?
    I have a 2001 BMW 330i. I’ve already ordered new brake pads, but I have to drive to and from class for about a week before I can replace them. I know the miles vary, but I’m just asking for an approximation or a range. The lights just turned on last time I drove.
    Please know how BMW brake pad warning lights work before attempting to post an answer. “Depends on how much brake pad is left?” I’m assuming this LT guy doesn’t know that the sensor turns on the light only after a certain amount of brake pad is left. I’m also assuming he didn’t read my details at all because I said my car is a 2001 BMW 330i. I don’t know how to be more specific than that. Do I have to give my car’s VIN or something? Also, I highly doubt that at the time the brake pad warning light turns on, the car can still make 10,000 miles safely before harming the rotor. ALSO, I highly doubt that at the point the light turns on, I have only 100 miles left. OEM brake pads last around 30,000 miles, and I just found out that my sensor turns on when the pad has 3mm left on it. A new pad has 10mm. So that’s a little less than 1/3 of the new pad’s thickness. And 1/3 of 30,000 is 10,000. So it’s going to be less than 10,000, maybe around that area. Please have SOME idea of wh
    LOL LT, I guess YOU can’t read because I found all that after a whole day of searching. THAT IS, AFTER I posted this question, and AFTER you attempted a failed ass answer. And yeah, a 330i is a cheap car. What do you drive? Also, even if I DO ride my brakes, 3mm isn’t going to wear out in 100 miles. That would require doing something stupid like holding down the brakes all the way while rolling down a slope that’s like 30 degrees to the normal. Good job at me for thinking the general internet population would know something specific. Should have just made that account on BMW forums. My fault for being lazy, sorry guys. Bye. PS, LT and whoever agreed with him are idiots.
    Oh yeah, 30,000 miles isn’t cheap if they’re soft pads. I don’t like using hard pads that last longer because they don’t brake as hard. Besides, who are you to tell me this BS? I’ve never taken my car to the shop after my BMW warranty ran out. I’ve changed everything and fixed everything myself. Was just not careful lately and haven’t been checking how thin my brake pads were so I ordered new ones late. Now go. Go drive your Smart Car or H3 or whatever stupid crap you drive. Good day to you and have a great new year.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be 100 miles, could be 10,000 miles, all depands on what kind of pads you have, how much you use your brakes, how much pad is left, etc. There is no approximate miles as each car would be different.

      If you know all the answers, what are you asking for??? If the brakes only last for 30,000 miles as you say, what a cheap car, cheap brakes, or you ride the brakes all the time. NOW in case you can’t read, MY MAIN POINT was>>>…..There is no approximate miles as each car would be different…. but I see you can’t read.


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