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Worn brake pads

Question : I AM driving a Kelisa EZ purchased in 2005.

I changed the front brake pad in February last year after 35,000km at an authorised Perodua service centre.

Seventeen months later at 58,000km, 1 was asked to change the pad again.

The car is basically used for travelling to and from my office in Kuala Lumpur.

Is it normal to change at that rate or am I being fleeced?

Answer : Firstly, you should have asked to see the worn pads to find out why they were worn so fast.

Secondly, it is possible that the pads could be scored or worn unevenly. 

This could be because of wear on the disc or even just uneven wear of the material on the pads.

There is also the possibility that the pads are not retracting fully when the brakes are released and so they are wearing out.

In that case, the brake system, particularly the callipers, need to be checked.

 
 

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