Last year i was told my discs would need changing after its MOT. Next
MOT is coming soon. The car has done 80,000mls, so i guess they do need
Is it best to change all four (front/rear) and the pads as well?. The
pads don't look that bad and have faired better than the discs, but
assume as i am going to do the job myself might as well fit them at the
Any recommendations for the best discs and pads to use? i think that
vented discs are a waste of time as this being a diesel i usually take
the foot of the accelerator in time before applying the brakes, and i
am not a boy racer (its an estate car).
cheers for any help on this issue
Either reasonable quality discs from your local partco / motor shop, or OEM
Rears usually corrode rather than wearing away, from lack of use, so if they
look dodgy, replace them too. Dont forget new pads where-ever new discs are
fitted, and ensure the sliders as nice and slippy.
80k from front discs must be a record on any car! 50k or less is the normal
104,500 miles on the front discs and rear drums so far on my '01 ZX3.
Up until last summer, it was ~70% highway. Now it's 0%, as I live only
three miles from work. Original tires went 81,000 miles, too.
Good heavens! What a difference to motoring in the UK!
Front tyres on my Focus average 12,000 miles. I had one set where the fronts
only lasted 10,000 miles.
Front discs were down to the wear limit at 50,000 miles; many people need to
replace them sooner than that.
Oh, I should probably point out that I am not in the first flush of youth,
and have taken early retirement so am never in a hurry!
I guess the difference is down to our roads, and the much higher traffic
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