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Old 9th October 2016, 10:40   #271
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Default Re: What is the average life of Disc Brake pads?

Life of brake disc and pad is totally driving dependent. I usually get very long life on my pads, but as a habit I check every wearing surface except clutch (not physically possible) with a vernier at every service, and change when wear is about 60% at the max 70 %. My current Polo has done 65,000 km. OE pads were having a lining 9 mm thick when inspected at 60000 km. When new the lining was 14mm Next inspection will be at 75000 km, and if lining is 6mm or lower they will be changed. Note that once wear reaches 60% it increases at a very fast rate, I think heat dessepation absorption reduces.
The two Innovas I used previously both returned a 90,000 km oe brake pad life. While one Indica 2005 model used for 3.25 Lakh km. First one lakh by me, and rest by staff with a dedicated driver needed 5 sets of brake pads, one set of discs, and one set of rear shoes till the car was sold.

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