Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Upper Barclay. Carrow Road.
Brake pad life
My (original) pads have now done 18,000 miles. The car recently stood for a few weeks, when I drove it it sounded as if the the pad backing was contacting the discs, so I took it in for replacement pads. I was astonished when they rang me and said the discs were only about 25% worn and the noise was caused by normal corrosion in the disc when the car is left standing. Sure enough after a few miles the noise went away.
18,000 miles and only a quarter worn? My Golf GTi mk1 used a set every 4000/5000 miles, same on my bikes. What gives? Whats 'normal'?
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