How often should you change your brake pads?

The frequency at which you should change your brake pads depends on several factors, including the type of vehicle you drive, your driving habits, and the quality of the brake pads.

As a general guideline, brake pads should be inspected every 10,000 to 12,000 miles and replaced when the thickness of the friction material on the brake pad has worn down to 2 to 3 millimeters. However, some high-performance brake pads may need to be replaced more frequently, while others may last longer.

If you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic or in mountainous terrain, you may need to replace your brake pads more frequently due to the increased wear and tear on your brakes. If you mainly drive on the highway, your brake pads may last longer.

It’s also important to have your brake system regularly inspected by a professional mechanic, who can assess the condition of your brake pads and other brake components and make recommendations for replacement if necessary.