55,000 on mine for the rear pads, you better give the rear pads a glance. I just replaced the front pads w/o checking the rear, three weeks later I hear the pads squealing in the back, WTH!JB, you can check out this thread for some info http://www.g6ownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1985
Whiz - how many miles do you have on your G6 that the rear pads need replacing?
I pulled my front wheels off to check the pads on my GT (2006) and they're still well over 50%. Shocking considering it's been driven mostly in town for it's 27K. So far so good. I read that some folks were having very early pad replacements, on the front at least. I haven't even looked at my rear pads, but with the fronts at over 50%, the rears should have plenty of material left.
I already LMAO at this thread, thanks for pointing out my fk up .Mike said no then made a thread about needing a tool....
The mods around here are so crazy. lololololololol
How much did they quote you?My car was just in the shop last week and they recommended new front and back pads and service the calipers and resurface all rotors and flush the brake fluid. Do you think I need all this? Especially the fluid? I'm at 60K miles. As far as I know, nothing has been done to the brakes at all. They're not even squeaking yet though.
$100 for all 4 padsHow much did they quote you?
Thats not too bad of a price, the labor is the eater of your money. You can get almost any auto parts shop to turn them, it will be cheaper than that too.$100 for all 4 pads
$110 for labor and to service calipers
$88 to resurface all 4 rotors
$50 to flush break fluid
There's a place in town that replaces all four pads and resurfaces all 4 rotors for $99 total. Obviously they use cheap equipment, but I'm a student and that's sounding pretty good right now.
I can change the pads myself, but I can't resurface the rotors.
Should I just buy new rotors like you said? They're not hard to replace right?
What about the break fluid? As of now I'm not planning on replacing it. The manual doesn't say anything about it, and it looks clean to me.
I went treated ceramic when I replaced my rotors, and loved them. Awesome braking power.
justenhansen, buying new rotors will be pricier... I do think they are trying to make money off of you by saying that they need to flush the brake fluid.
Why would your mechanic recommend you replace the brake anyway? Are they already worn out? if so, I'd replace them. If they are still good, then your rotors shouldn't be affected at all.
Thanks "solidhadriel"...My mechanic says that the pads are getting very close to where they should be replaced in order to avoid damaging the rotors which will make it necessary to change or "turn" the rotors. Preventive maintenance......that's all. He never said anything about brake fluid, someone is getting the forum threads "mixed up"....lol. Thanks for the "treated ceramic" tip, I have gotten a few votes for ceramic and will probably buy ceramic pads.
No prob. The brake fluid was pointed to the guy who posted in this thread with similar questions. I was answering both of you.Thanks "solidhadriel"...