: How many miles of "normal" driving before...

10-04-11, 12:24 PM
Needing brake pads replaced? I've recently noticed some squealing in the rear and i have 22K on my car. I haven't checked them yet, but I think it may be time.

10-04-11, 12:53 PM
I'm still on my stock pads after 30k miles and 2 track days (where I was fairly easy on the brakes).

I assume the squealing you hear is only when stopping (and therefore not the wear indicator)? If you rarely make hard stops that is probably causing the noise. Make some hard stops and the noise should go away for a while. This seems to happen more in the winter.

10-04-11, 10:47 PM
In the rear? Those should last a long time, closer to 100k miles than 50k...

10-05-11, 09:37 PM
I went 70,000 miles in 24 months without changing mine (and even for a "highway commuter car" I am still pretty hard on the brakes)