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Just came back from the dealer and was told my front brake pads need replacing. Have about 37k miles on my CRV. Has anyone else changed the pads? At what mileage were you told by the dealer they needed to be changed? Just curious.
 

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A few web searches offer the general advice to replace brake pads every 50,000 miles.

If your pads are worn then have them replaced. If you don't, and try to stretch a few more miles out of them, you risk the pads wearing down to the point that the material is gone and they start damaging the rotors. Replacing brake rotors is a lot more expensive than replacing brake pads.
 

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A few web searches offer the general advice to replace brake pads every 50,000 miles.

If your pads are worn then have them replaced. If you don't, and try to stretch a few more miles out of them, you risk the pads wearing down to the point that the material is gone and they start damaging the rotors. Replacing brake rotors is a lot more expensive than replacing brake pads.
Thanks man, I was just curious how soon I should be expecting to change them.
 

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Thanks man, I was just curious how soon I should be expecting to change them.
Depends on your usage. A car on the interstate will have them last forever. A Big City car needs new pads far more often. Its easy to see the depth of the remaining pad material.
 
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If you want to maximize your pad usage, change it when the wear indicator starts screeching. The screeching is not harmful to the brakes at all.

Stick with oem honda pads. It's the best combination of wear/noise/dust/fade resistance.
This is what I also do.... just wait for it to give you the indication. It is designed for it... just don't wait too long after you start hearing the screeching/rubbing.... a quick look from time to time will also help determine how your pads are holding up... easy to see through the calipers, spray water on them to clean out the brake dust while your at it.
 

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since we are talking brakes, does anyone know the rotor size of 2017 crv exl? I see most places it is listed as 11.1 in / 10.2 in (F/R), just wasn't sure why a lot of sites for aftermarket rotors also list 12.6 (Front).
 

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A few web searches offer the general advice to replace brake pads every 50,000 miles.

If your pads are worn then have them replaced. If you don't, and try to stretch a few more miles out of them, you risk the pads wearing down to the point that the material is gone and they start damaging the rotors. Replacing brake rotors is a lot more expensive than replacing brake pads.
Those "few web searches" you did gave you the incorrect answer. Replacement for brake pads is never based on fixed mileage. (On my last car, an '04 Passat, the original front pads went for 140k; dusty as heck, but they wore great.) There are few cars that are anywhere near needing rears after only 50k. (And only need fronts that often if you are an aggressive driver or if the brakes are really undersized.)
 
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