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#1 Old 05-06-2012, 06:01 PM
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How many KMS/MILES on car brake pad change

Curious... if anyone has driven enough miles/kms and had to change front or rear pads? I have 38000kms on my 2011. Is it true the rear pads go 1st?

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How often one has to change brake pads in their car has a lot to do with driving habits, locales area (stop & go traffic), terrain etc.
Typically as soon as you start hearing squealing noise is the sign to take your ride to a brake shop.
Elantra is my 1st ever front wheel drive car so I can imagine the front pads are the first to go.

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Take a look at the pads and rotors and go from there. If you don't know what you are looking for ask the shop the next time your tires are rotated. I figure my pads will need to be changed around 5 years or 60K miles, possibly rotors too. Brakes are important yet so many are cheap when it comes to them. I hear ads for $99 brake jobs on the radio and that scares me.

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Last time I was at my dealership for an oil change they said they took a look at the break pads and said it's almost time to change time...that was at 21k.

Normally I wouldn't have much reason to doubt them but considering that 95% of my driving is on the highway with minimal breaking...I'd say get a second opinion from someone not trying to sell you something just in case!
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The reason you may hear that rear pads go first is a common problem with the rear caliper slides being exposed to salt spray and seizing up due to their limited range of movement. It happens frequently on the CM body Santa Fe although I guess anything's possible with our cars.

I know I got a set of brake pads to last 77,000 miles on my '04 Santa Fe in mostly city driving just by being gentle and downshifting when going down hills.

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My sweet mother drives horribly. She has gone through pads within the first 15K miles on her last 3 cars. It amazes me. She drives binary, either full gas or full brake. Scares me to death to ride with her.

Now I can easily go over 50K miles before changing brakes, but I'm a much more smooth driver. If you have the mechanical inclination to pull a wheel off, they're very easy to check, just look through the back of the caliper. Don't let your rotors get like this either, lol:



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Holy crap. I'm not a mechanic. Isn't that supposed to be a solid piece of metal rather than bars radiating out from the hub?
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What kind of rotor is that, I have never seen one like this before?
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Holy crap. I'm not a mechanic. Isn't that supposed to be a solid piece of metal rather than bars radiating out from the hub?
lol, yeah, those bars are the cooling fins that are inside of your rotor. In this case the person never changed the pads and the backing plates scored off the entire outer surface of the rotor leaving just the cooling fins. This happens more than you would think, lol.
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What kind of rotor is that, I have never seen one like this before?
That, my friend, is a standard rotor whose sides have been worn (ground) completely off. What you're seeing are the cooling vents between the two outer sides. I hope this is making sense...it's pretty difficult to describe because I've never seen anything like it either. Obviously metal-rubbing-metal. Pads were gone a long time ago.

Wonder what it sounded like when the "calipers" were applied to stop the vehicle? LOL

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