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Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sat: Closed

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763-263-0909

Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

Making sure your brakes are in proper working condition and replacing worn parts doesn’t just save you money. It can also potentially save your vehicle, or even your life if in an accident. If the pads are allowed to wear out, other brake components may be damaged—especially the brake discs or drums. In addition to a costly brake repair, your vehicle is unsafe to drive.

But you may wonder just how often should car brake pads be replaced? Every time you step on the brake pedal, a small amount of friction material is worn off the pads, becoming thinner and thinner over time. Eventually, if the pads are not replaced, metal-on-metal contact, longer braking distances, and damage to the discs and drums will take place.

So how often should car brake pads be replaced? This will vary for each vehicle and driver. Brake pads are generally good for between 30,000-35,000 miles in demanding use, such as in city stop-and-go driving. For driving conditions such as highway or light traffic, brake pads could last up to 80,000 miles or more.

Look for these signs to know when it is time to replace brake pads:

  1. Squealing or screeching noises.
  2. Less than a quarter-inch of the brake pad.
  3. Metallic grinding and growling.
  4. Indicator lights.

Have more questions about how often should car brake pads be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

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Making sure your brakes are in proper working condition and replacing worn parts doesn’t just save you money. It can also potentially save your vehicle, or even your life if in an accident. If the pads are allowed to wear out, other brake components may be damaged—especially the brake discs or drums. In addition to a costly brake repair, your vehicle is unsafe to drive.

But you may wonder just how often should car brake pads be replaced? Every time you step on the brake pedal, a small amount of friction material is worn off the pads, becoming thinner and thinner over time. Eventually, if the pads are not replaced, metal-on-metal contact, longer braking distances, and damage to the discs and drums will take place.

So how often should car brake pads be replaced? This will vary for each vehicle and driver. Brake pads are generally good for between 30,000-35,000 miles in demanding use, such as in city stop-and-go driving. For driving conditions such as highway or light traffic, brake pads could last up to 80,000 miles or more.

Look for these signs to know when it is time to replace brake pads:

  1. Squealing or screeching noises.
  2. Less than a quarter-inch of the brake pad.
  3. Metallic grinding and growling.
  4. Indicator lights.

Have more questions about how often should car brake pads be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Jamie Houle
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St NW, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
Mon:8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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