Thank you, everyone.
Its an econobox, 2006 Sentra, front disc brakes, the rear ones are drums. The current odometer is 108xxx.
Brake fluid changed 2 years ago and the mechanic’s comment, there was no need of it. The fluid was in pretty good shape!!
Driving is mainly in the city, light to light traffic (so a lot of braking), rarely goes beyond 40mph. I do not race AT ALL, rarely in the rush to run from the light to light. I know the limits of the vehicle. My wife’s comment, there are people behind you, don’t drive like a granny’. I think that should give you an idea.
I am DIYer, do my fluid changes and little here and there work, but I try to avoid working with the wheels and brakes. I don’t even rotate the tires myself because I always think I could end up messing something up. I am STILL not very clear on how to use a torque wrench, so I just stay away from this.
I have seen some YouTube videos and I think I will be able to do it but I will stay away from it.
The primary goal of this post was if there is/are any ‘standards’ for replacing either of those, like rotors, brake pads, and brake shoes, like thickness etc.
Last time, when I took Forester for inspection, the mechanic replaced rotor as well the brake pads. I thought it needs to be replaced in a pair (like the rotors and the pads) but then I learned it is not so.
Hence, I am trying to figure out when should I change these (rotor, pads, shoes etc)?