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



BigJoeD
10-04-11, 01:24 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.

pmsteinm
10-04-11, 01:53 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.

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

nsaness
10-05-11, 10:37 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)