Do brakes wear out sooner on hybtid cars due to charging batteries from braking? ex. Ford C-max Thanks and can I install new pads and or rotors myself?
No, the braking uses the electric motor, not the pads.
Without knowing your mechanical ability and experience at brake work the answer is I don’t know.
From the service data I’m seeing the C-Max Hybrid hosts brake calipers, rotors, and pads on all four wheels. OP should review the repair manual procedure for that car to decide if replacing the rotors and pads is within their skill level. It looks to be pretty similar to how it is done on other cars.
No, they last much longer. I’ve seen Priuses with 200,000 miles and still the original brake pads.
Thanks I understand now.