When is it time to change my Brake Pads?

Do you know when it is time to replace your brake pads? Every time your vehicle gets pulled in our shop, we check your brakes so that we can let you know the thickness of your brake pads. When your brake pads reach 3mm (which is about the thickness of 3 dimes), it is time to get them replaced.   There really is no set “time table” for this, as everyone has different driving habits.  People that drive in town with a lot of stop and go traffic are going to wear their brakes out sooner than someone that commutes on the freeway.  This is why we inspect them each and every time your vehicle is in.  This way we can watch the wear, and give you a heads up when the replacement is getting close.  We want to keep you safe and informed.