Depending on the way you drive, will determine on the type of driving you do. If you tend to brake more often, it will wear out the brake pads faster. This is something that should be inspected whenever you notice an issue with how the brake system is working. A good idea is to make sure that you are having the brake pads inspected every other oil change that is performed. This will allow you to be able to make sure that you are replacing the brake pads rather than causing damage to the rest of the braking system. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct schedule.
Part of the brake system includes the brake pads and brake rotors. Over time, these will wear because when the brakes are applied, the brake pad will rub against the rotor to slow the vehicle down. While these will not wear out very quickly, it will create a situation in which they will have to be checked on occasion. Making sure that you are having these replaced if they are rusty, cracked or worn will help in making sure that the brake pads will be able to do their job easier.
The calipers are the parts of the brakes responsible for applying pressure to the brake pads so that they will push against the rotor and slow your car. If you have neglected the replacement of the brake pads, then you will start to have issues with the calipers. This is because when the pads get worn out, the calipers will scrape against the rotor and will cause them to wear out and even to malfunction. If you start to notice an issue with the brake system, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you.