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    Default Average life of OEM brake pads

    I heard squealing from my brakes today. It's only if impress the brakes hard... Say over half way of the pedal or more. Just curious, I have around 38,000km on the car and pads. Does this seem too early? I don't drive aggressively only once in a while and drive around 70% highway.

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    Default Re: Average life of OEM brake pads

    Take a look at this thread here. http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/sh...EM-brakes-last

    Seems way too early at 38k, I leased for 4 yrs drove 79,000 brakes were never touched.
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    I'm ove 100k with the stock pads. I doubt they are worn right down. Maybe there is a clip loose or some rust on the rotors. You would have to pull the wheel off to see what the problem might be.

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    well over 100k n my brakes r fine.. i doubt urs r worn.. +1 to ryans post
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    Close to 150,000km on OEM stock pads before swapping them out this year. They still had 30% left according to Jimmy and were still good for another 6 months.
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    Default Re: Average life of OEM brake pads

    on my 2006 my pads were toast at about 65000km

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    Going onto two years with my car and I havent touched the brakes yet

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    98k before i changed to hawk pads.




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    Default Re: Average life of OEM brake pads

    I just changed mine at 119,000km but only casue my rotors were warped

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    The rear OEM lasted less than 40,000km, fronts lasted 150,000km. Replaced the rears with Hawk HPS and they lasted 100,000km.

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    i put 95 000 on mine!
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    The screeching only happens after some hard or long braking, like on the highway. I can't hearing during normal diving but only when I am driving in my underground garage. I guess I will have a tech check it when I go for my next oil change which should be soon.

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    I brought mine to the dealership at 35,000km because I heard a clicking and slight squealing when I applied the brakes. The dealership found the problem and fixed it under warranty.

    Before that I bought some front and rear Hawk pads and asked Jimmy to install them at around 30,000 km. He said the pads were fine and he recommended that I leave the OEM pads on. Honest of him. I will take the car back to him when I need to install the Hawks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    I brought mine to the dealership at 35,000km because I heard a clicking and slight squealing when I applied the brakes. The dealership found the problem and fixed it under warranty.

    Before that I bought some front and rear Hawk pads and asked Jimmy to install them at around 30,000 km. He said the pads were fine and he recommended that I leave the OEM pads on. Honest of him. I will take the car back to him when I need to install the Hawks.

    What problems dud the dealer find?

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    i'm only at 15k and apparently i'm really hard on my breaks lol. from what the service guy told me. i'll have to change them around 40k or so at the rate i'm going

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    Quote Originally Posted by PR3Y11 View Post
    i'm only at 15k and apparently i'm really hard on my breaks lol. from what the service guy told me. i'll have to change them around 40k or so at the rate i'm going
    yes lighten up! lol Im at 52,000 and I had an oil change last week and tech said at the rate im going I wont need new pads for 2 more years lol, barely any wear. I was surprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by alho View Post
    What problems dud the dealer find?
    The technician took it for a drive, found the problem and fixed it by removing the front brake rotors to machine and lubricated the front caliper slide rails and pad holders. Dealer was Avante btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grex View Post
    yes lighten up! lol Im at 52,000 and I had an oil change last week and tech said at the rate im going I wont need new pads for 2 more years lol, barely any wear. I was surprised

    i've only had my car for 7 months.... and in traffic quite often. wish there was a way of avoiding using breaks so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by alho View Post
    I heard squealing from my brakes today. It's only if impress the brakes hard... Say over half way of the pedal or more. Just curious, I have around 38,000km on the car and pads. Does this seem too early? I don't drive aggressively only once in a while and drive around 70% highway.

    Thanks for your input.
    Have your brakes ever been serviced? ie. the 24K (annual serivice)?

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    Impossible to give a time frame, each person drives their vehicle in a different manner. I've seen guys burn through a set of OEM pads in 10k and others that put on 80k+, if you drive conservatively than expect longer lasting pads.

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    I'm at 61K on my OEM pads and they still have over 50% life according to the dealer so it completely depends on driving style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo77 View Post
    Have your brakes ever been serviced? ie. the 24K (annual serivice)?
    Done the 24K service.... going soon for my 48K/2 year service. I wil have the tech look at the problem.

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    What's part of the 24k & 48k break service?

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    Default Re: Average life of OEM brake pads

    Clean/lube slider pins. That's pretty much it. Check all corners for unusual wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    Clean/lube slider pins. That's pretty much it. Check all corners for unusual wear.
    +1

    Still on original brakes no issues just over 62,000 km. Never been serviced. Will upgrade to better pads and cross drilled rotors later.

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