Your brakes are made up of several components that need to be replaced now and then to ensure that your car has the stopping power it needs. Parts like brake pads and rotors need to be monitored periodically to ensure that they aren't too worn to function properly. When do brake pads and rotors need to be replaced? Well, that depends. Your driving habits can make a huge impact on the lifespan of your brake components, so there's no definitive answer to how long your brake components last. That's why regular brake checks are so important here in Saco!

Brake Pads

When can you expect to have to replace your brake pads? The average brake pads last for about 40,000 miles before they need to be replaced. However, the longevity of your brake pads depends heavily on how aggressive your braking is. If you frequently find yourself in stop-and-go traffic, for example, your brake pads might not last as long. The added stress can cause them to wear down faster.

We can inspect your brake pads for you to ensure that they're still in good shape. If it turns out that you need a new set, we can install them for you.


Your rotors are the disc-shaped parts of your brakes. Like other brake components, they wear out faster or slower depending on your driving habits. So, rotors can typically last anywhere from 30,000 miles to 70,000 miles. That's a wide range, so it's a good idea to stay on top of brake checks so that you can spot and address worn rotors before they become a safety hazard.

Schedule Service

If you want to have your brakes professionally checked near Scarborough and Portland, we can inspect them for you. We recommend having your brakes checked every six months or so. Feel free to make an appointment today!

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