I see this is your first post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:How long should my forester brake pads and rotors last?
I am getting my second brake pads and rotors at 70,000 miles and am wondering if that is normal. I do a lot of city driving.
Yearly? dang! Mine are every 4 years. You should be getting at least 50,000 mi out of them.I replace mine yearly just so I can get in there and redo all the bolts and grease everything. Rotors are done every other year. My pads are usually down to about 30-40%, but they wouldn't make it another year and before winter is when I generally have the most time to work on that sort of stuff.
Using HPS and I put about 30k on a year. I could probably push 40-50k out of them, but then I would be stuck replacing them later in the year, and I like getting in there and regreasing everything, and redoing all the bolts so nothing seizes. I hate noisy/rough brakes, so I probably do more maintenance to my brakes than any other part of the car. Also it means I always have a spare set of pads sitting around.Yearly? dang! Mine are every 4 years. You should be getting at least 50,000 mi out of them.
Some times yes, in stop an go traffic some automatic owners/drivers will ride the brakes. Which wears them down faster.Does it make any difference if you have A/T or M/T?