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