Brake pads? How many miles should I expect them to last?

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  1. plunk10

    plunk10 Junior Member

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    In a reddit news thread, a random commenter pointed out that his 2nd gen Prius managed to go over 200,000 miles on the original set of brake pads. Reading that had me realizing I've gone 110K on what I believe to be the original pads (bought my car certified used at around 46K).

    So I must ask, how long have you gone on your original brake pads before having to replace them?
     
  2. rjparker

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    Almost 200k on original pads and they get checked with each oil change or rotation. Probably depends on how hard you routinely brake. If you normally think ahead you will primarily use regenerative braking which does not wear the pads.
     
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    bat4255 2016 Prius v #2 and 2008 Gen II #2

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    It would depend on you type of driving, but I would expect 100K. Hard driving 60K, easy in town or a lot of highway 150 k. My wife went 50K per set delivering mail, 300 stops per day 6 days a week.
     
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    It will depend on your driving style and conditions, but as soon as you've had the tires off two different times and measured the pads each time, and know the mileage between those two times, you can start projecting a straight line out to when you'll be replacing them. If you measure a couple times a year, your projection should be pretty close.

    What can throw it off though (beware!) is if a brake develops a dragging problem of some sort and you don't catch it quickly. Then you can find yourself with one pair of pads unexpectedly worn down while others are ok....

    -Chap
     
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    We are thinking of putting our Prius up for sale so I bought a set of OEM front brake pads as our car has 192k kms. Went to install them and the original ones were still over 50%. We use B drive for most braking and slowing down. I bet they could go easily to 400k kms, rotors looked great also.
     
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    We are still on the original brake pads on our 2010 Prius. It has 150,000 miles on it.
     
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