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How Long Do Brakes Last

Honda Brakes

The brakes on your car, truck, or SUV are the vehicle’s most important safety feature, and ensuring that they are always in top condition is essential. How long do brakes last? It depends on driving conditions, the quality of the components, and other factors. However, it is inevitable that the brake pads and rotors will wear down over time and will need to be replaced in order for you to enjoy maximum stopping power on Bayonne-area roads. In this guide from the experts at Metro Honda we’ll address the following:

  • How long do brake pads last
  • How long do brake rotors last
  • When to replace brake pads
  • When to replace rotors

Note that we carry Honda brake pads and rotors in our Parts Department, and if your vehicle is in need of brake service, you can rely on the certified technicians in our Service Center to make sure you are always running safely at peak performance levels on the roads in and around Jersey City.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

The brake pads on your Honda have been engineered to be durable and long-lasting, but you’ll still have to replace them at some point. So, how long do brake pads last? It depends on where and how you drive and the type of brake pads your vehicle is equipped with. That being said, Honda brake pads will typically need to be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Your owner’s manual will have information on how often to replace the brake pads in your specific Honda model.

When new, your Honda brake pads are 8 to 12 mm thick. You should still have plenty of stopping power if your brake pads are 6.4 mm thick, but once they wear down to 3.2 mm, you will need to have them replaced as soon as possible to avoid potential brake failure.

Keeping up to date with your Honda A1 and Honda B1 service schedule is the best way to make sure that your brake pads are always in top condition wherever you drive in the Newark area.

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

Like the brake pads, the rotors will steadily wear down over time. While they usually don’t have to be replaced as often as brake pads, rotors are affected by your driving style and the road conditions and may have to be resurfaced before they reach the point of needing replacement. How long do brake rotors last? You can expect your rotors to be good for 30,000 to 70,000 miles. Again, your owner’s manual will have a recommendation on when to replace rotors. If you have any concerns about your brake rotors, schedule an appointment with Metro Honda. Our service team has the skill and expertise needed to inspect your brake rotors for uneven wear and corrosion and determine whether they will need to be resurfaced or replaced.

What Are the Factors that Can Affect Brake Pad and Rotor Life?

Some of the factors that can cause your brakes to wear out faster than average include:

  • Driving Habits: The brake pads contact the rotors whenever you press the brake pedal. The resulting friction produces heat that causes the pads to wear down over time. By riding the brakes, or braking hard, the pads and rotors will wear down faster, and you may need to replace them sooner than expected.
  • Where You Drive: If you do most of your driving on Hoboken-area streets where you’ll encounter traffic, stop signs, and signal lights, you’ll have to apply the brakes more often than if you do most of your driving out on the highway, and the brake pads and rotors will wear out faster. Also, if you regularly drive on dirt or gravel, your brakes can wear down faster due to grit and debris getting into the pads and rotor.

When It’s Time to Replace Your Brake Pads or Rotors, Visit Metro Honda

Now that you have an idea about how long brakes last, you can count on the auto service professionals at Metro Honda to take care of all of your vehicle maintenance and repair needs. Take advantage of our rotating service specials and coupons, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Service Center.

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