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Old 3rd June 2008, 11:37   #16
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Well, I've already crossed 46000 kms on my WagonR and the original brakes are still good.
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Old 3rd June 2008, 11:47   #17
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13.5K for a manual brake pad seems early. As far as I remember, I changed brake pads on Corsa 1.4 at 35K. For automatic Corolla, perhaps brake pads wear out early, and I had to change them at 20K. Could have gone another 1-2 K with that, but noise at somewhat tight braking was coming even at around 18K. So 17-22K for my A/T Corolla.
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For all four pads to need replacing at the same early time is very strange.

Usually the front pads wear out first long before the rear ones.
That is what has happened in his case too Dan, only the fronts have worn out prematurely & in any case his car does not have all-around Discs, it's equipped with drums in the rear.

When he says all 4 pads, he means the four pads fitted on the front (2 for each disc).
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Hi,

My Marina is almost 42000kms now and is on its original brake pads.
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Old 3rd June 2008, 16:26   #20
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heavy traffic will not wear out the pads much. the speeds never build up to a level where the wear and tear is accelerated.

driving too fast on the highway will eat up the brakes quicker.

my brakes last 20-25k usually. in my current car, aiming for 40k(yeah! right!)
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Usually, brake pads will last anywhere between 25K to 40K. The earliest change I have seen is on my C in the higher 20K mark. Brake pad wear depends on your driving style (aggressive?) and whether you use engine braking or not. Automatics eat up their brakes faster for obvious reason.

Do remember to have your brake pads checked at each service. Running the car when the pads have worn out can significantly damage your brake disc.
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Old 3rd June 2008, 20:43   #22
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At 27k my baleno has lost it sharpness in braking. The pads still show some life in it. The disk seems well bedded and with no scratches. Am at a loss on what to do. How much does OE replacement pads costs for baleno?
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I am on my original set of brake pads for the past 50000km and there is enough material on it to last another 40000km in my 2003 June 23rd GTX. Definitely there is something wrong in the free return sliding path of your brake pads. Have the free sliding motion checked or else your fresh set of pads are not going to last you any better. If you drive exclusively in the city do not expect it to last more than 50k. I use it mainly for highway drive and seldom use the brakes. For city use I have the Junkinidica whose brake pads I change every 30k.
Also make sure that your rear brakes are working properly as they are supposed to take about 30% of the braking load.
Agree there. Also depends a lot on driving style. Brakes on my last car, a 309GLD looked almost new after 40000KM
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Old 4th June 2008, 11:43   #24
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My NHC has done 60,000 KM and still on original brake pads.
Pads checked during every service till date.

NHC manual says that as brake pads wear out,they will start making a screeching sound that will continue to increase progressively and can be distinctly identified from the occasional screech....No signs of this yet. Disks are in perfect shape.
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Just got a call from the Service Engineer from Prerana Motors OMR. (Had given my Palio 1.6 for 3rd service @ 14K) he says

Front Brake Pads need replacement !!!

He says its worn out & won't last long from now, he is advising replacement.

Any advice guys?
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My Ikon FR disc brakes were replaced just last week when it completed 24K kms. I was stunned as I expected atleast another 5K kms. I got it changed. But 14K is too early for the disc brake pads to wear.

Anyways, get this changed as it is an important safety part on the vehicle.
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I am only upset that the delear's service centre did not detect it during service, which was done just 2 days before the brake pads gave up. They do not seem to realise that we trust them to maintain our prized possession in their hands.
Rajan, you ought to step up this problem with the GM or higher ups in the service station. It is irritating if the service guys treat customers like dust!

I do believe that it is very premature and maybe someone at the service did swap it with some other car's brakes shoes!


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Front Brake Pads need replacement !!!

He says its worn out & won't last long from now, he is advising replacement.
Kindly replace it and ask him how long the new set of pads would last - atleast a ball park figure!
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Typical life for front disc pads should be above 50k km.

But keep in mind that every car has different materials and thickness. Some cars will go well over 100k km, and some (particularly Mercedes) have very soft pad material that wears much faster.

Then there is driving style. I can take a car to a race track and wear out the pads in 2 hours. If someone has been abusing your car without your knowledge the brake pads can very easily be gone prematurely.
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20k on my car so far and still going strong and I brake hard and late . This also includes really hard driving of around 80km on track once. Reminds me I need to put my 20k review.

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Then there is driving style. I can take a car to a race track and wear out the pads in 2 hours. If someone has been abusing your car without your knowledge the brake pads can very easily be gone prematurely.
of the 14K, I must've done about 10 K in Bangalore City.

80% of the city driving has been in slow moving traffic or almost bumper to bumper
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