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Question How long do OEM Brake Pads last?

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-Bought Elantra 2012 second hand at 50,000km (brakes still original ones)
-I am currently at 80,000km mileage
-My routine service summary said that brakes are still good (at least 8mm)
-However I feel as though I need press pretty hard to brake (not as fresh at all as new brakes)

Is 80,000km common to replace the original brakes?
How long do they "normally" last by average?

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It all depends on how you drive and the conditions in which you drive. Somebody who does all city driving, aggressively accelerates and brakes and/or rides their brakes might struggle to see 20,000 miles. Meanwhile, somebody who is a freeway warrior could easily get well over 100,000 miles out of them. About 95% of the driving that I do is in-town and I'm still on my original front pads at 91,000 miles because I'm borderline OCD about gearing down for long hills and not riding the brakes. I can tell they're getting close by looking at them but they're not quite done yet.

What you're describing (having to push hard on the pedal) is symptomatic of contaminated brake fluid or, water in the brake fluid. Since water is incompressible, it makes it harder for the brake fluid to do its job effectively and causes you to have to push the pedal harder. A simple brake fluid change should cure all that concerns you.

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I drive hard, horrible to my E. And yet, here I am at 107 k miles with the original pads. It is almost unbelievable! I am hard on a car and I know it. I never get squat out of tires and brake pads, except these!!! I've posted on this before. I still can't believe it but there is still tons of pad left on my original pads!
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What you're describing (having to push hard on the pedal) is symptomatic of contaminated brake fluid or, water in the brake fluid. Since water is incompressible, it makes it harder for the brake fluid to do its job effectively and causes you to have to push the pedal harder. A simple brake fluid change should cure all that concerns you.
In agreement.

OP...if you really want to discover how your brake fluid is before placing your trust with a mechanic, I would strongly suggest purchasing a brake fluid tester like one of the ones listed from Amazon. Doesn't matter where you make your purchase...but you should have more certainty once you make the purchase and test the brake fluid yourself.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...e+fluid+tester

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Let me put it this way. Our Elantra OEM brakes in general just sucks lol you will get lot of brake fade and having to mash the brake to stop sometimes. I usually try to use the shiftronic to help and downshift manual. But i seen some members here have their pads last well over 80k miles and still going strong. I have replaced my pads on my old 2013 couple before at 20k with some EBC red stuff. On my current 2014 Coupe Im in the process of upgrading my brakes to a 2piston brake with 320mm rotors.

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Let me put it this way. Our Elantra OEM brakes in general just sucks lol you will get lot of brake fade and having to mash the brake to stop sometimes.
If you're doing heavy performance driving then, yeah, this will be an issue. But I've never experienced any fade or the need to 'mash the brake to stop' that you describe.

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If you're doing heavy performance driving then, yeah, this will be an issue. But I've never experienced any fade or the need to 'mash the brake to stop' that you describe.
I dont know my coupe gets break fade pretty quickly and I don't usually brake too much unless I have to or in traffic. Gonna check out my rotors and break pads again. Dealer told me they were still good but even my wife tells me my braking sucks compare to her Corolla.

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This sounds to me more like brake fluid issue rather than actual break pads.
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