I’ve got an '03 Honda Pilot which has drum brakes on the rear. I was recently told by by mechanic that the rear brakes would have to be replaced at the next oil change, or 230,000 miles. Seems reasonable, yet given I replaced these at 178,000 miles, that’s only 52,000 miles on these babies.
The original drum brakes lasted till about 100,000 miles. I do live in a hillier area now–could the differences in braking have an impact on the need to replace more often? I was starting to wonder if my mechanic had a boat payment due…or is this legit??