How can I make my car's brake pads last longer?

How can I make my car's brake pads last longer?

Here are some tips on how you can make your vehicle's brake pads last longer:

1. Don't stop at high speeds

Seems logical, but many drivers slam on their brakes to slow down from a fast speed to a stop. This puts a lot of wear on your brake pads, so if you brake at lower speeds your pads will last longer.

2. Coast

Instead of braking for everything, just take your foot off of the gas pedal and coast to a lower speed.  This will save you from having to use your brakes to slow down at the last minute or from having to use your brakes all of the time.

3. Look ahead

Look ahead while driving to see when you'll have to slow down.  Like for traffic, a stoplight or if other cars are braking.  You'll be able to plan out coasting to slow down or start braking ahead of time so you aren't slamming on the brakes.

4. Flush your fluids

Be sure to renew your brake fluid when it needs to be changed. Old brake fluid will rot inside of your car. And regularly flushing the brake fluid will let internal components last longer and brakes work better.

5. Don't brake so often

Keep an eye on how often you are pressing down on the brake pedal. Sometimes drivers will accidentally be using both pedals at the same time, so they are accelerating and braking at the same time. Also, if you keep track of popular braking areas on your route, you can coast for those times instead of braking. And some drivers will brake for no reason, try to avoid doing that as well, or braking because the person in front of you did even though there is no reason to.

Call our service team at 587-860-1538 to schedule your brake inspection today.