Just curious how long everyone waited before changing their brakes. My car has around 24k on it right now, and the brakes are starting to make some noise when cold. I know that doesn't mean anything by itself, but I also notice some fade. Could their time already be up?
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It depends on how much braking you do. Not knowing about the Celica brakes specifically, I can say that my wife's 4Runner, with about 28K miles, just had a brake inspection, and they should last another 50K easy. Toyota puts some good pads on their brakes, as far as I can tell. The Saturn I had before the Celica went 120K miles before needing brakes (one of the Saturn's better features). If you're easy on it, I bet the Celica can do that too - its a lightweight car like the Saturn.
I'd definitely get them inspected, or check them yourself though. There could always be the odd defect.
300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
My stock brakes lasted till 78k. I replaced them with Wagnor pad which have a lifetime warrenty against wear and tear and manf defect...dont call bullshit I paid almost $200 for the pads at O'reilly's...yea expensive shit from O'reilly's...
I'm guessing with brakes, age is a better indicator than mileage, since someone who mostly drives around town and accumlates 40K miles over 4 years has probably used their brakes more than someone who accumulates 40K miles in just a year or two.
brake pads really depend of the way you drive. my friends brakes lasted for 12k miles on his rsx, but he used brake hard a few times to reduce speed from 100+ to lower speeds. i use braking and downshifting, i dont like to downshift with the engine screaming though. think about it, pads cost you cheap and easy to replace, downshifting will cost you gas, engine wear, and maybe pressure on the clutch. my car has 16,000 miles on it and its ok as of now. i think they will last til 30,000 miles max. as for squeaking, when you driving and hear a squealing noise from ur tires (high pitch), that means its time to change the brake pads. im saying when you driving not when you braking. dont drive with ur brakes worn out cz its gonna end up costing you new rotors. avoid sudden and hard braking cz you might bend the rotor from the heat.
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