The answer vary from vehicle to vehicle and depends on type of brake pads (ceramic, organic, and metallic), driver habits and driving conditions. Brake pads are generally good during 50,000 miles. Some brake pads need to be replaced after 25,000-35,000 miles.
For example, if you drive on urban roads or in heavy commuter traffic, you’ll replace your brake pads more frequently than someone who drives on highways or on rural roads. Some people have habit to press and depress their brakes more often than other drivers. This force the brake pads to wear away more quickly.
Over time your brake pads becomes thinner. You can feel that your brakes require inspection immediately by the following symptoms:
Modern vehicles have a low-pad warning system that signal when it’s time to replace the brake pads. Check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle equipped with this indicator.Don't miss the point when brake pads should be replaced. Go to service before pads cause damage to other parts, which could result in more expensive repairs.