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1515 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI, 02886

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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

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Your new BMW is loaded with a wide range of safety features, but perhaps the most important is the brake system. That’s why properly maintaining your brake pads is so crucial to your safety and the safety of others. How long should brake pads last? Most brake pads can last anywhere from 30,000-70,000 miles, with some brake pads capable of lasting up to 100,000 miles. In this guide from the service team at BMW of Warwick, we’ll provide you with all the details on how long brake pads last and what you can do to get the most out of your brake pads to ensure that you enjoy safe driving on the roads in and around East Greenwich. If it’s time for a new set of brake pads, schedule service with us today! 

What Different Types of Brake Pads Are Available?

The life of your brake pads can be affected by where you drive, your driving habits on Providence-area roads, and more. In addition, the type of brake pads your vehicle is equipped with will also factor into how long your brake pads will last. Learn more about the different types of brake pads available to get an idea of how long they should last:

  • Organic Brake Pads are manufactured with non-metallic fibers that are bonded into a composite material and are then added with fillers to provide softer and quieter braking. They provide dependable stopping power but tend to wear out faster than other kinds of brake pads.
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads are made of steel wool, wire, copper, or other similar metals. Semi-metallic brake pads are highly durable but may wear down the brake rotors faster than other kinds of brake pads and typically don’t function as well in low temperatures. 
  • Synthetic/Ceramic Brake Pads consist of non-organic and non-metallic materials like fiberglass or aramid fibers which make them lighter and stronger. However, they usually cost significantly more than other kinds of brake pads. 

Looking for the right type of brake pads for your BMW? The experts in the parts store at BMW of Warwick will help you find the right brake pads for the specific BMW model you drive. 

How to Make Brake Pads Last Longer

Wondering how you can make your brake pads last longer on Cranston-area roads? The following tip will help extend the life of your brake pads:

  • Reduce your speed while driving.
  • Come to a gradual stop rather than slamming on the brakes. 
  • Carrying less cargo will reduce the amount of stopping power needed by the brakes. 
  • Have the brake lines routinely flushed and new brake fluid added. Our service team recommends that you have the brake lines flushed every 25,000 miles. 

How Long Do Ceramic Brake Pads Last? 

Ceramic brake pads are a good option for BMW drivers as they offer lighter weight and higher strike levels. How long do ceramic brake pads last? Most ceramic brake pads can last up to 75,000 miles before needing to be replaced, but the actual mileage may vary depending on the factors mentioned above.

Get Expert Brake Service at BMW of Warwick

How long do brake pads last? You can expect your brake pads to last up to 70,000 miles and even well beyond that if you implement our recommended driving habits and keep up to date on your scheduled BMW maintenance services to help you get the most out of your brake pads. You can rely on the certified technicians at BMW of Warwick to provide the full slate of professional brake replacement and repair services. Make sure to take advantage of our rotating service specials and coupons to save on your next brake service. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your BMW brakes, please contact our Service Center.

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