Which vehicle are we talking about?
You have 6mm (1/4") left on the outboard or inboard pad? Going to assume
How is the friction material bonded to the backing? Rivets? Glue?
Replace your pads when the squealer rubs the rotor, or the friction material
starts to fail. What I like to do is wait till it squeals, bend the squealer
back so it doesn't make any noise, drive to the parts store for new pads and
replace them within a week or two.
Pads seldom wear evenly. Since the poster only gave one number, 6mm, I
have doubt as to whether he checked every surface. He could well be
under the 3mm limit on the inboard pad as viewed from the bottom. When
you are this close and have that many miles, it only makes sense to go
ahead and get the job done for the peace of mind.
Yes, Steve it is the original factory pads. I bought the car brand new in
01 and it now has 30K miles.
Both fronts are at 6mm and both rears are at 7mm according to the mechanic.
This is pretty good since I drive in the city all the time.
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