The brake pad’s usable life varies on the basis of the vehicle, driving style, and usage. The pads may last 15,000 to 80,000 km. Driving mostly in heavy traffic in the city (with lots of starts and stops), or making frequent use of the engine brake certainly have an effect.
The ideal frequency to replace the brake pad depends on the wear individual pads suffered. On the other hand, it is possible to check the pads when removing tires for replacement at an authorized service station. Newer vehicle models are often equipped with an electronic wear indicator that lights up when the wearing material is worn beyond a certain thickness.