How to Determine when You Need New Brake Pads


Your brakes are arguably your vehicle's most vital safety system, and you should always make sure they're in tiptop shape. Follow our guide to keep an eye on your brake pads, and have them swapped when it's time so that you can enjoy peace of mind when you're out on the road. Schedule an appointment at our trusted service center for an inspection or replacement when it's time!

Prioritizing Brake Pad Inspection Replacement

Your brake pads are the first zone of common wear on your vehicle's brake system. Drivers who rely on the brakes frequently through commutes may need replacement every 25,000 miles. However, if you're equipped with the right type of brake pad and have a brake-friendly driving style, you could go as long as 70,000 miles without maintenance. Be sure to consult your vehicle's owner manual for more guidance.
  • Driving Style: Do you coast to stop? You'll get more life out of your brake pads than if you make quick stops or ride your brakes.
  • Commutes: If you spend the majority of your driving time on the highway, you won't be using the brakes as often as if you're constantly stuck in stop-and-go traffic around the city.
  • Brake Pard Materials: When you install new brake pads, are you getting the basic parts or springing for the ceramic? The better the material, the longer life you'll get out of your brake pads.

Have Your Brakes Inspected or Replaced at Glenwood Springs Subaru

Our service technicians can take a look at your brake pads and determine if you're in need of new ones based on wear shown by thinning of materials or uneven wear. Our techs are familiar with brake systems on all makes and models, so even if you're not driving a Subaru, we can get you back on the road safely. We regularly offer service specials on all types of maintenance so you can save a little extra, too!

Schedule an appointment to have your brake pads replaced or any work you may need done. To speak with our team, call us today at 888-598-4534. You're also welcome to bring your vehicle in during our open hours! We're located at 175 Storm King Road.


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Glenwood Springs Subaru

175 Storm King Rd
Directions Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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