Brakes are often taken for granted but they are a part of the vehicle we use more often than our car keys. They help us avoid road hazards as well as obey even the most rudimentary traffic laws. They are most important safety feature your vehicle has to offer.
How often should you change your brake pads? This depends on several factors including your driving habits, obviously the more you drive the quicker they will wear simply due to use but if you drive at high speeds and often come to a screeching halt, they will wear down much faster.
There are often several warning signs that will manifest when it is time to change your brakes, the most common is a high-pitched screech or squeal. This is because some brake pads have a metal filament embedded within them to serve as an early warning system. This noise will indicate that your brakes are getting low and should be inspected.