Your Chevrolet’s brake pads work hard, and they are designed to wear out with use. Each time you press on the brake pedal, the pads will gradually wear down as they work to control the speed of your vehicle. Over time, the brake pads will become so worn that they are no longer effective at doing their important job. The longevity of your Chevrolet’s brake pads is dependent on the type of vehicle you drive, your driving habits and even road and traffic condition. For example, more friction will be applied to the brake pads to slow down a heavier vehicle compared to a lighter vehicle. Driving in heavy, stop-and-go traffic will cause more wear on the brake pads than driving on open roads. Even the quality of the brakes will affect their longevity. Some brake pads, for example, are made with a softer material that wears out more quickly than other materials. At our trusted service center, we have been serving Pittsburg Concord Dublin Antioch Walnut Creek for years, and we are proud to be your source for quality automotive care.