How long should brakes last?

Asked by Aug 20, 2014 at 04:53 PM about the 2008 Saturn Aura XE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just curious.  I have a  2008 Saturn Aura.  Good car.

3 Answers

217,845

All depends on your braking habits, and type of pads used. That's why they are checked during your state inspection on the thickness. I've seems some people go through pad in under 20K miles and some get 80K miles out of a set of pads and rotors.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Tom is 100% correct. I have seen that many reports on Product Review about people only getting 20,000klms out of a set of pads and someone else getting 60,000klms out of the same pads on the same vehicles. The biggest killer of brake pads are fools who ride the brake pedal. Constant friction glazes the pads and the rotors, resulting in diminished braking, squealing and ultimately premature destruction of both. Autos will usually use them up quicker.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
59,175

City stop and go driving will eat up brake pads faster than highway driving. I bought my '93 Chevy Caprice brand new and got 70,000 miles out of the original pads and shoes. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Aura

Looking for a Used Aura in your area?

CarGurus has 1,092 nationwide Aura listings starting at $1,850.

ZIP:

Search Saturn Aura Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Saturn Aura Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 140
#2 EdSatunrAura08
EdSatunrAura08
Reputation 90
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,129 Great Deals out of 82,876 listings starting at $2,328
Used Saturn VUE
54 Great Deals out of 2,597 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Impala
904 Great Deals out of 35,274 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
995 Great Deals out of 75,205 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,073 Great Deals out of 82,589 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Camry
1,160 Great Deals out of 97,099 listings starting at $1,250
Used Saturn ION
7 Great Deals out of 1,486 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Sonata
672 Great Deals out of 49,129 listings starting at $1,200
Used Saturn Astra
3 Great Deals out of 186 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Maxima
381 Great Deals out of 24,382 listings starting at $999
Used Saturn Outlook
27 Great Deals out of 974 listings starting at $3,195
Used Honda Civic
814 Great Deals out of 70,584 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
1,032 Great Deals out of 76,295 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
958 Great Deals out of 68,619 listings starting at $1,595
Used Pontiac G6
76 Great Deals out of 5,051 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Saturn Aura XE For Sale
115 listings starting at $3,900
2008 Saturn Aura XE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 301 listings starting at $1,850
2007 Saturn Aura XE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 288 listings starting at $2,184