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  • Wear and tear depends on so many things, such as your vehicle type, driving habits and operating conditions. Even the area in which you live has an effect. If you’re a city driver with lots of stop and go, your brake pads will wear out more quickly than a highway driver’s. The same goes for drivers who often brake while travelling down steep hills.

    Wear and tear depends on so many things, such as your vehicle type, driving habits and operating conditions. Even the area in which you live has an effect. If you’re a city driver with lots of stop and go, your brake pads will wear out more quickly than a highway driver’s. The same goes for drivers who often brake while travelling down steep hills.

  • My questions are: do brake pads wear down THAT quickly? Does long-distance driving wear them down excessively, despite infrequent braking? Is the most likely explanation that the pre-road trip assessment was way off?

    Discbrake systems operate by turning the kinetic energy of a car in motion intoheat. Brake pads are pressed against iron rotors attached to the car'swheels. There is friction between the pads and the rotors, and thisfriction causes the car to slow as its momentum is dissipated as heat in thepads and rotors. Over time, this friction causes brake pads towear. When enough of them has worn away, they need to be replaced.

  • A front-wheel drive car, like the Accord, will normally have rear brake pads that wear down at a ratio of 2-to-1 compared to the front pads. So when a large cross-section of 2008–2009 Accord owners began reporting worn rear brake pads in as few as 12k miles, clearly something with the braking system was defective.

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Gettingyour car's brake pads to wear evenly is worthwhile. It both increases thelongevity of the pad, and improves the "pedal feel:" the sense offirmness and response you get when you use your brakes.