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How long do your sets of brakes last?

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by PJ_TDi, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. PJ_TDi

    PJ_TDi Its Thwaite

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    On average?

    Mines in for service and the current discs+pads have been on 20,000 miles of mostly motorway/runs type driving.

    Do the front ones have the sensors on to detect wear?

    Cheers guys
     
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    Rory101 Newbie

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    Our's is a 1.2 and it's just had 5yr service at 44K miles and the front pads have never been mentioned in its life. Car is mainly used for "urban" (not quite stop/start, but not really flowing either) use.

    I've been expecting the "we've got the wheels off and it could do with pads and discs" call every year for the last 3yrs but it hasn't come!
     
  3. keefy

    keefy Active Member

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    I've had my car since 24k miles and it's now on almost 101k miles. It's not had front discs/pads since I've had it (so that's 77k miles), but it had the rears done about 6 months ago.
     
  4. PJ_TDi

    PJ_TDi Its Thwaite

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    Blimey!

    Thats a load of miles on them haha!

    Any ideas if the front pads have any warning lights? as i know my dad's octavia has a light appear when the pads are wearing thin.
     
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    mardon Feel the DIFFerence

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    My cupra needed it doing at 60K

    It was a bit of a nightmare as parts had seized and needed replacing!! Was expensive!!
     
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    Mines up to 77,000 miles no new breaks yet they did mention them twice but the first time it was more worn than the second so I told the steelers I must have magic breaks as they are less worn this time, he was not amused. Not sure about the sensors though I wait for mine to start squeeking normally.
     
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    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    mine has done 31,000, still on the original pads.
     
  8. keefy

    keefy Active Member

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    I don't think they have sensors - everytime I get mine serviced, the guy says they are getting low, but fine for another 10k so he'll check 'em next service. Been saying that since 50k miles.
    Thing is, most of my mileage is motorway so I am not actually braking that much. I think I must be quite light on my brakes as I had put over 60k miles on the fronts on my last car before I got rid of it & there was still plenty left.
     

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