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    I'm not sure why your pads wore out so quickly. My 2015's front set lasted 80,000 miles / 128,000 kilometers but that's probably an outlier. There isn't much traffic where I live and there isn't any speed limits over 55 mph / 88 km. Prior to the 2017's the 2014's & 2015's also had smaller rotors than the '17+ models.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drscooter86 View Post
    Before taking it to the dealer I had a look at the outer pad without taking off the wheel and it look like a new pad. According to the dealer the inner pad was 1mm, same answer as Cdn Tire.
    Sounds like your calipers are not sliding freely on their pins, causing excessive wear on the inner pad. Easy to fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy78 View Post
    Hi All,

    What is the life expectancy of brake pads? The milage is about 12,000 and pads worn out about 80-90%.
    Is it normal?
    Normally I'm trying to drive quietly, no sudden braking. Average consumption is about 55 MPG.

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    So you took your car to 2 different shops and they both told you the exact same thing but you don't believe them? Maybe they're onto something and your brakes are for realsies worn out? It'd only take a couple minutes to pull a wheel off and look for yourself. If you don't want to and do take it to shop number 3 maybe ask them to show you the worn out pads before handing over a years worth of gas money? As mentioned already slide pins can stick and cause the inner pad to wear 137x faster than the outer.


    Or better yet maybe source some cheap rotors and decent pads and change them yourself. Pull the wheel off and there's 2 14mm(9/16") bolts that hold the caliper on. You can push the piston back in by hand(be careful to not break a nail). It's not a bad idea to remove the clips where the inner pad rides and sand or scrap some of the rust off the bracket to ensure the pads move nicely. Do one side at a time. Don't remove both calipers at the same time. Pump brake pedal a few times before putting it into gear(I have watched people drive into shop doors after changing brakes and having an oh sh1t, derp moment lol)\


    Ps mileage isn't a factor in brake pad wear. But I usually see at least 40k-60k miles out of fleet Mirages front brakes. The driver is the biggest factor but of course cars used more on the highway will get more miles out of brakes because covid and science.
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    I had my brake pads replaced last week, they lasted about 40k miles.

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    Just had new pads and rotors over the weekend @ 50k. Outer 6.5mm, Inner 4.5mm and rotors shine like a mirror.
    I am wondering why my pads inside out are not worn out evenly when caliper pins are moving freely....
    Mostly, I just want to replace the rotors because of severe corrosion inside of the hat...flakes and gap causing rattling noise and one of my brake pad shim fell off.

    If you know anyone works at parts distributor, get premium pads and rotors.
    Those cheap coated rotors cost less than $20 each to warehouse distributor, Mirage as example, shipped from China.
    Listed price may be around $50. Just imagine how much the cost is for that actual rotor itself....what kinda material they will use...
    You get what you pay!

    If you are experiencing brake caliper hardware failure, check Carlson brake hardware catalogue.
    Don't wait until you need a whole caliper. You take care of them, and they will take care of your pocket.
    Last edited by MigWay; 10-14-2021 at 12:31 AM.

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    My new pads have an early morning grind to them. The rotors were resurfaced when I had my front pads changed. I wonder if its just a break in period. They have a stickiness to them that I can feel.



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