Having a lead foot not only applies to the gas pedal, but also the brake pads. That being said, for all of you sport-minded drivers out there, it is essential that you pay attention to how hard you’re stepping on the brakes as it may be very telling how soon your next service appointment will be.
Additional factors that lead to quicker wear and tear besides driving style include, hilly geographical areas, sportier and heavier vehicles, and having an automatic transmission. A manual transmission reduces the rate at which the pads age because downshifting is used to control speed versus using the brakes every time. You will also want to be aware of the quality of your brake pads and type of friction material they use. As you can see, there are more elements involved than you may have originally thought; if you have any doubts at all, we suggest contacting an ASE-Certified Technician at Garber Automall in Green Cove Springs today!