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How long do front brake pads last?

Postby clingcom [OP] » Jun 19 2012, 9:57pm

I have a 2006 GMC Sierra Crew Cab that is just a few miles short of 60,000 miles. I have always been told that the front brake pads should be replaced at 50,000 miles. But my mechanic (a trusted family member) says they are in great shape. How long should I worry myself about them? I am getting a little squeaking first thing in the morning, but that goes away after they warm up.
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby 19trax95 » Jun 19 2012, 10:53pm

It all depends on the user. If your hard on the brakes they will wear fast. If your easy going on them they'll last. For instance my mother drive a Nissan murano and is extremely hard on brakes. Needed all 4 changed after 45k. But my dad and his rado is easy on them and he just had his rears changed at 72000
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How long do front brake pads last?

Postby Machster69 » Jun 19 2012, 10:57pm

Jus opened my 08 up at 66k and they look new... Some change them @ 40k! Its easy to drop the wheel and pull the lower pin and look at the pads... 1 bolt!
Like he said, just depends on how its driven!
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby ASTE25 » Jun 19 2012, 11:03pm

As stated above, it all depends on your braking habbits.
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby 07BlackOps » Jun 19 2012, 11:09pm

Ive changed a set after 500 miles, but that was on my Subaru on race weekend! However my jeep would eat brakes up about 25k or so, mainly because the on/off road mudding would cause them to wear faster!
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby johndeere9203 » Jun 19 2012, 11:16pm

i had to put front pads and rotors on my old 08 silverado with only 18K miles on it
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby 2003Z71 » Jun 20 2012, 2:40am

My 2003 Silverado has just over 100K and I still have the factory pads. I know a few guys on here have gone over 120K on factory pads.
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How long do front brake pads last?

Postby Machster69 » Jun 20 2012, 2:54am

^^^ my 08 jus might do that...
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby raider27 » Jun 20 2012, 4:20pm

Was talking to a guy at a dealership. He said the '03-'06's have great brakes. One truck had 280k on the stock pads, but most go around 120k just fine on the factory pads.
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Re: How long do front brake pads last?

Postby Explorer » Jun 20 2012, 4:31pm

Just did mine at 100K on my 02. Had only one bad pad, inside pad on left rear. Evidently not releasing completly. Made sure to lube new ones properly
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