Hi all. My dealer recently told me that I need new brake pads and rotors x 4 for my car and something seems very amiss. I don’t know enough about cars to know for sure if there is something wrong with what I’m being told / what questions I should be asking.
I’ve looked back at the dates I’ve had servicing, the mileage, and the numbers for the brake pads (front/rear - I believe this is % of the pad left?). The basic data is:
May, 2010: 70/70, at 43,000 miles.
March, 2011: 40/50, at 63,000 miles.
August, 2011: 50/50, at 76,000 miles.
February 2012: 35/65, at 90,000 miles.
July, 2012: 5/10, at 101,000 miles.
These brake numbers look crazy to me - I could understand some variance but is a wear pattern like this possible? No change in drivers/habits/routes/nothing. No symptoms of any problems, no squealing thumping in the brakes or anything noticeable. Mileage is mainly a highway commute to work.
These numbers say that in 21 months and 47,000 miles the rear brake number was between 50 and 70 and then between February and July of this year in those 10,000 miles the brake pads basically vanished and oh ya I need new rotors too.
Possible? If not what can I say to my dealer - they obviously saw these numbers when they told me I needed to have new rotors and pads all around.
Thanks any help or suggestions would be appreciated!