You need to have your brakes checked when your brake linings are worn down to the minimum thickness specified by the vehicle manufacturer or the applicable state agency in areas that set their own requirements. The only way to determine if new linings are required is to inspect the brakes by a trained mechanic. You may also need to have your brakes checked if you’re having brake problems such as grabbing, pulling, low or soft pedal, pedal vibration, abnormal noises, or if some component in your brake system has failed. After diagnosing the issue, if the problem is isolated to only one component, there’s no need to replace other parts that are still in perfectly good working order.
There is no specific mileage interval at which the brakes need to be relined because brake wear varies depending on how the vehicle is driven, such as the braking habits of the driver, the weight of the vehicle, or even the design of the brake system. A set of brake linings that are said to last 70,000 miles or more, but on a car driven mostly on the highway may last only 30,000 or 40,000 miles on the same vehicle that is driven mostly in stop-and-go city traffic.
As a rule, the front brakes wear out before the ones on the rear because the front brakes handle a higher percentage of the braking load, especially in front-wheel drive cars and minivans. We at Shaghasi Auto Tech only use OEM or Premium parts which will last longer and save you money from costly repair because of using cheaper parts.