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Discussion in 'Local Prius Club Main Forum' started by grnbean, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. grnbean

    grnbean New Member

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    When (at what mileage) did you get your brakes replaced? and where? and how much was it?
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Front brakes are usually good for over 100,000 miles. Rear brakes last almost forever.

    Generally, with the Prius, rust will kill your brakes before they actually wear out.

    Tom
     
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    wow good to know!

    i ask just because my brakes are squeaking occasionally when i slow down to exit freeways

    i'm currenty at 38,000 miles and i don't feel any warping/pulsating feeling yet...only the occasional squeaking

    hard to believe that my brakes are gonna last me till 100k
     
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    Could what you hear as squeaking just be some regen braking sounds?
     
  5. grnbean

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    no. for sure it isnt the regen
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    Mine were still looking good at 118,185 miles when I traded up for a 2010.
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Noisy brakes are common on the Prius. The problem comes from lack of use. Unlike a normal car, the Prius brakes get so little use that they tend to rust.

    If your brakes get noisy, an easy fix is to exercise them a bit. Find an open stretch of road, drive up to 40 mph or so, shift into N, and brake until you slow down to around 20 mph. Shift back into D and repeat the process a few times.

    Braking in N defeats regenerative braking, which forces the Prius to use the friction brakes.

    Tom
     
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    Reviving an old thread but it's appropriate here after a quick search of "brakes".

    Getting my first rear brake job tomorrow after 191,000 miles. Dealer quote is $395 installed for OEM parts. Just another part of the Prius that makes it such an economical car. :)
     
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    Stealerships FTW ! :LOL:
     
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    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    What parts? Just pads? Shims too? Rotors?
     
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  11. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    Just noticed this, seems topical. According to the Car Care Nut, the dealership have two levels of Toyota brake pad quantity, original (semi-metallic) or economy (ceramic). Both are ok, but the price varies, and he recommends to ask which they will be using. Video starts at the relevant point:

     
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