How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad


Mercedes-Benz of Centerville is proud to serve as your go-to destination for all of your servicing needs. We answer top questions like how long brake pads last to help you keep your vehicle performing at its best for years to come. Learn more about your brake pads below, and don’t hesitate to contact our service center if you have any questions or need to schedule your next service appointment.



Brake Pad Wear: What Causes It?

Your brake pads are pieces of your braking system that makes direct contact with the brake rotors to cause friction and allow them to slow down your vehicle sale on the streets of Kettering. This friction, and the heat caused by it, is the reaction that causes the brake pads to wear down to the point of needing a replacement.

There are a few factors that increase or decrease the rate of use of your brake pad components. How hard you regularly apply the brake pedal is within your control. Whereas others are less controllable factors like outside temperatures and road conditions that can negatively impact the brake pads. Below are some factors that impact how long brake pads last:

  • Driving/braking habits
  • Type of brake pad
  • Manual vs. automatic transmission
  • Local driving environment
  • Condition of other brake components

How Long Should Brake Pads Last?

Brake pads have a different rate of burn-off for each make and model, and even each brand has a quality level of brake pads themselves. However, the average set of brake pads will last about 20,000 miles on the low up or up to 75,000 on the high end.

How Long Do Ceramic Brake Pads Last?

Ceramic brake pads are the most resilient brake pad material, which is often found on high-performance and luxury cars. How long do they last? On average, they can perform reliably for up to 75,000 miles. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our service center for more information about ceramic brake pads.

Have Your Brakes Inspected at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville!

Now that you know how long should brake pads last, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at our service center near Springboro for brake pad service or know how much brake pads cost. Our service team will inspect and repair your vehicle to ensure it’s safe for the roads. We offer competitive prices and service specials to make your visit more cost-effective.


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