How long do rear brake pads last?
Rear brake pads last longer than front pads because they're having to deal with less kinetic energy; there tends to be less weight over the rear axle and the rear brake discs on most cars are smaller than the front discs. As a result, you can expect the pads to last an average of 65,000-95,000km on cars such as a Holden Barina or Mini. On heavier, larger cars, such as a BMW 7 Series or a Toyota Land Cruiser, you may be lucky to get 40,000km out of the rear pads.
It’s important that your rear brake pads are examined whenever the car is serviced and replaced when necessary.
Always check the rest of the brake system when replacing the pads - if the discs are in a poor condition consider replacing them.
All cars are slightly different, so if it is time to change your rear brake pads, use our before you begin checklist, and find your car for specific instructions.