The life of brake pads depends on a lot of factors and will vary depending on your driving pattern. Some of those factors may include driving habits, stop-and-go traffic, brake lining material and weather conditions. Some of the vehicles will have a built-in brake pad wear sensor that will let you know when is time to have your brakes serviced. Those brake pad wear sensors aren’t on every vehicle so you should pay attention to the warning signs that indicate a need for service, rely on your ears when you hear an annoying screeching sound when you apply the brakes.
Ask your experienced automotive technician when your having your tires rotated to inspect the condition of the brakes.