Front brake pads at 30,000 km

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J-R
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Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by J-R » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:24 pm

My Kodiaq is at the Skoda garage for its second oil change and check-up. The odometer reads 30,000 km (18,600 mi). They told me that the front brake pads need replacing already. I know it's a heavy car, but it's only 13 months old. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or if, perhaps, the garage is trying to make an extra buck off me?

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JR
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Sounds a bit excessive to me unless you're driving like a loony (which I am sure you aren't! ;) )
I think the non asbestos pads don't last as long as the old types.
I would certainly take it up with the dealer.
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by rsk289 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:02 pm

Depends on the type of driving done, I'd say. I don't think that's unreasonable, given the weight of the car and the fact that (presumably?) it's automatic. As Colin says, modern friction materials are not as long-lasting as older types. My classic Mustang gets through a pair of (modern) front pads at a similar interval.
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by J-R » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:03 am

Thank you for the responses!
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by Asheboy » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:57 pm

Mine's done 46kilometres and front pads down to 10%.

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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by Old and Grumpy » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:16 pm

Asheboy wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Mine's done 46kilometres and front pads down to 10%.
46???????
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by scratch113 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:42 pm

Old and Grumpy wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Asheboy wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Mine's done 46kilometres and front pads down to 10%.
46???????
Wow, are your brake pads made of chocolate????? Barely made it off the forecourt!!!!
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Re: Front brake pads at 30,000 km

Post by Asheboy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:50 pm

Sorry! 46 *thousand* kilometres! 😅

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