You only need to replace or repair the brakes when they are worn out or not working correctly. It all depends on where you live and your driving habits - to how often that will be for you.
Building a good relationship with an AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Repair Shop is a great way to have a trained technician keep an eye on the brakes every time you bring your Malibu in for any service or repair. That way it won't come as a surprise when it's time to replace the brakes, and you will be able to budget for the repair.
〉 Answered on Jun 24th, 2015 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd