Brakes wear because they convert dynamic energy into heat which has to be radiated off into the cooling air.
Pads wear down together with the rotors because of the enormous friction and the resulting heat generated.
Driving habits and car dynamics determine the amount of wear and the longevity of the parts involved which varies from driver to driver. Todays cars have electronic wear indicators letting the driver know when it’s time to change parts; however, corrosion, overheating, brake rotor wrap, stress fractures, glazing, or binding calipers are all missed by the wear sensor.
It makes sense to have a look at the brake system twice a year as a precaution. Remember, at Texas German Autohaus, brake testing is always FREE!
Often a costly problem can be avoided when caught in time.