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TheShadow

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Started hearing a sound similar to that of like a bike chain rubbing up against the thin metal chain guard for like a month, wasn’t sure what it was, but mainly did it when I made right turns, then, over the last few days, I started getting a dash light memo saying brake pads detected. Took it in to dealership first thing this morning for an appt, and then waited to end of the day to tell me the brake pads and rotors need replaced. I said the truck has only 36k miles, isn’t that a bit early to need pads, and why rotors, rotors don’t typically get replaced unless they are warped, and she said that with these new trucks, they are replaced together now because of the material. I’ve never heard such crap that makes no sense. Has anyone been told the same thing regarding the brake pads and rotors? Front is at 4mm, rears are at 5mm. 1k to do the replacement. What a joke!
(2020 LT Trail Boss)
 
36K miles seems soon for pads and rotors but not crazy early depending on driving style and conditions. What does the dash info tell you about the brake pad life percentage? I have about 19K miles and think I'm still in the high 80% pad life range. I do mostly highway and very rarely tow anything. Usually about 3mm is when pads are recommenced to be replaced.
$1,000 is about right for pads and rotors at the dealer these days. I recently did pads and rotors on my daughters Acura SUV and spent $250 on the "Best" parts from Rock Auto. Been using Rock for a long time. Highly recommended.
 
36K miles seems soon for pads and rotors but not crazy early depending on driving style and conditions. What does the dash info tell you about the brake pad life percentage? I have about 19K miles and think I'm still in the high 80% pad life range. I do mostly highway and very rarely tow anything. Usually about 3mm is when pads are recommenced to be replaced.
$1,000 is about right for pads and rotors at the dealer these days. I recently did pads and rotors on my daughters Acura SUV and spent $250 on the "Best" parts from Rock Auto. Been using Rock for a long time. Highly recommended.
There was a time when you only needed to replace rotors if they were warped or marred up. They’re telling me they replace them as a pair now. Will check out Rock Auto, thank you!
 
Rotors aren't as thick as they used to be. You were ALWAYS supposed to get them turned and not just slap new pads on. You COULD just do pads, but it wasn't the CORRECT way to do it since the surface wasn't flat after the pads had worn the rotors down. Usually there's not enough material to turn rotors, which is why they just replace them. I don't know about these trucks, but there used to be a minimum thickness cast into the back of the rotor somewhere so if it couldn't be safely turned to that measurement or more, you needed to replace the rotors.
 

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