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  • avatar zaken1 10/08/12 1:19 pm PST

    NO, today's vehicles do not have an electronic warning of brake pad thickness; this is why dealerships physically measure the pad thickness at brake inspections. The recommendation they gave you might sound unspecific; but it is actually very precise. What they do is to measure the percentage of the pad thickness which has been worn down; and compare it to the mileage the vehicle has been driven. From this figure; they can accurately estimate how many more miles it can be driven before the pads need replacement. And that's how they could tell you that; at the rate this car has been driven; it will need the pads replaced in "X" number of more months.

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  • zaken1 10/08/12 1:19 pm PST

    NO, today's vehicles do not have an electronic warning of brake pad thickness; this is why dealerships physically measure the pad thickness at brake inspections. The recommendation they gave you might sound unspecific; but it is actually very precise. What they do is to measure the percentage of the pad thickness which has been worn down; and compare it to the mileage the vehicle has been driven. From this figure; they can accurately estimate how many more miles it can be driven before the pads need replacement. And that's how they could tell you that; at the rate this car has been driven; it will need the pads replaced in "X" number of more months.

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