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Generally, you will find most front disc brake pads last about 25,000-30,000 miles if they are serviced right. However there are many factors that can add or subtract from this. The factors include weight of vehicle, city or highwaty driving, driving habits, if rear brakes are kept in adjustment, If the brakes were installed correctly. I have seen some go 70,000 miles and some go 10,000 miles. On the rear if you have disc brakes it really varies due to the many different styles. Rear drum brakes however typically go about 70,000 miles but again vary with factors. Keep in mind brakes are a system and there is more to them than just the linings. Also don't go to a chain brake shop, as an independent repair shop will do a much better job. Most chains need to do a volume of business to keep corporate happy, not to mention most techs of the chains are paid on commission. Whose wallet do you think they want to keep full?

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