When Do I Need New Volvo Brake Pads?

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Properly maintaining your Volvo brakes is the best way to ensure that they are always performing as they should on London roads. So one of the questions you may be asking is: “When do I need new Volvo brake pads?” On average, brake pads should be replaced every 75,000 kilometres, but factors such as how and where you drive can affect how often you’ll need to replace your Volvo brakes. Learn more about your Volvo brakes from the experts in the Service Centre at Volvo of Waterloo.

How Long Do Volvo Brake Pads Last?

Your Volvo brake pads have been precision-engineered to be durable and long-lasting, while still providing reliable stopping power. As stated above, brake pads usually will need to be replaced every 75,000 kilometres, but you should consult your owner’s manual to find out the specific recommendation for your Volvo model. Keeping up to date with your Volvo maintenance schedule will help to ensure that your brakes are always in top condition, as our certified technicians will inspect them as part of your regular service. An easy way to remember is to just have your Volvo brakes inspected every time you bring your vehicle in for an oil change service.

What Are the Factors that Can Affect Brake LIfe?

There are a variety of factors that can cause your brakes to wear out faster than average. Some of these include:

  • Driving Habits: Your Volvo brake pads work by friction, which produces heat that causes the pads to wear down over time. If you ride the brakes, or brake hard, it will wear down the pads faster, and you may need to replace them every 25,000 kilometres to 40,000 kilometres.
  • Where You Drive: If you do most of your driving on Toronto streets where you’ll encounter traffic, stop signs, and signal lights, you’ll be applying the brakes more often than if you do most of your driving out on the Conestoga Parkway.
  • Brake Pad Composition:Carbon-ceramic brake pads tend to last longer than metallic pads, but they usually cost a bit more. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out what type of brake pads are recommended for your Volvo model, and if you are in need of a new set of Volvo Genuine brake pads, contact our Parts Centre.

Get Volvo Brake Service and More at Volvo of Waterloo

For professional brake service and repair in the Oakville area, schedule an appointment at Volvo of Waterloo today! Whether you need brakes for a brand new Volvo XC60, or need Volvo S40 brakes, our service team has the skills and expertise to take care of all your Volvo maintenance and repair needs and get you safely back on the road in a timely fashion. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Service Centre online, or give us a call at (866) 391-4812.

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Phone: (866) 391-4812

533 King St North Waterloo, ON
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Volvo of Waterloo
Volvo of Waterloo
533 King St North
Waterloo, ON, N2L 5Z6 CA
(866) 433-7012
Volvo of Waterloo 43.4977473, -80.5307355.