I'm guessing wear from normal use of the brakes will *far* outweigh
wear from the traction control system, even if you go out of your way
to activate it.
Let's ask Colin McRae how many miles he gets out of a set of pads...
The brakes are only involved at starting from a standstill and at very low
speeds. At higher speeds the motor control cuts power when the wheel spins,
but no braking is applied.
I have made 80,000 km with no pad renewal with traction control.
During winter, on icy roads, the lamp can flash occationally as well as when
starting on a spot with pebbles on the asphalt.
Don't worry about it.
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