Here at Prime Motor Cars, we're equipped to help drivers in the Scarborough area with all their brake service needs. Our service center is outfitted with the specialized tools our Mercedes-Benz experts need to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, and we're eager to help you stay on top of maintaining brake components like brake pads and rotors. How long do your brake pads and rotors last? Find out more about these important brake components here at Prime Motor Cars!

How long do brake pads last?

The longevity of your brake pads depends on your driving habits. For example, if you spend a large portion of your time on the road in stop-and-go traffic, your brake pads are likely to wear down faster. On average, brake pads last for about 40,000 miles, but your brake pads might need to be replaced sooner or later, depending on how aggressively you brake.

When your brake pads wear down to less than a quarter-inch of pad material, it's best to replace them to help ensure that your brakes have enough stopping power.

How long do rotors last?

Your car's rotors, like other brake components, might have longer or shorter lifespans depending on your driving habits. Rotors can generally last anywhere from 30,000 miles to 70,000 miles, which is a broad range. Because the window is so wide, we encourage drivers to connect with our service team serving Saco and Falmouth for regular brake checks. Scheduling routine brake inspections is the best way to catch problems with your rotors or other brake components and address them before they get worse.

What are the signs that my brakes need service?

If your brakes need attention, they might squeal or screech. You might also notice that your brake pedal feels soft or less responsive than normal. We can perform brake inspections and brake repairs near Cape Elizabeth, so please feel free to give us a call if you need a service appointment. Our Mercedes-Benz service center near Portland and Freeport is ready to assist you. Schedule service today!

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