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Old 04-19-2013, 11:32 AM
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When to replace brakes

Hey all.. I got my car back from service and on the standard inspection list they noted by brake lining measured as the following:

LF: 12mm
LR: 10mm
RF: 12mm
RR: 10mm

I have about 6 months left on my factory warranty and I'm hoping to have the brakes replaced before then. I purchased the car as a CPO and the brakes have never been replaced. I'd say I'm a spirited driver and I put about 1,000 miles a month on my car (70% city, 30% highway driving). How realistic is it that my brakes could be replaced prior to warranty expiration? Again, I know each driver uses brakes differently but I'm just looking for a general idea.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:09 PM
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What does the System Info in the car say? Googling says new pads are 14mm in thickness. So it seems you won't be anywhere near a change. The biggest cost from memory isn't the pads - it's the rotors that often get changed around the same time.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:16 PM
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What does the System Info in the car say?
yep, if you'll go to...Menu... Vehicle info somewhere there you'll see an estimated milage you have left
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:22 PM
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Yep.. it shows front to be replaced in 10,000 miles and rear in 14,000 miles. Within 6 months I'll be close to the 10k mark but not all the way there. I'd hate to have to replace them within a couple months after the warranty expires. When replacing the brake pads they usually do the rotors as well, correct? I also thought that the estimated mileage left for replacement is just that, an estimation based on the time and miles driven, not necessarily the condition of the pads.
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It's an estimation. There is also an actual sensor that gets tripped when the pads are actually due.
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When to replace brakes

You're way off unfortunately, it's when you're at like 3-4mm that they recommend replacing them.


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