/ Anyone else ordered or got a Ford Maverick? #61
- Oct 27, 2014
- Fairview NC
- Kubota M59 TLB/ Mahindra Max 24 TLB
NoTrespassing,That's what I thought until my Mazda3 ate the rear pads in 50K miles. The front pads are still about 50%. I asked my local trusted mechanic about it and he said it's not unusual on many of the small late model cars to eat rear brake pads these days. He actually claimed he'd take rear drums over discs.
The new cars with traction and stability control actually apply the rear brakes independently according to whatever the cars computer thinks is going to happen and is the reason for the newer cars to consume rear brake pads much faster than one would expect. Example: You go into a left hand corner a little to fast and the car sees the front starting to stray out to the right, the car's computer will apply only the left rear brake, causing the left rear tire to slow down and the car will rotate left and back into the corner. When driving on ice and snow the car's computer is constantly managing the cars stability by applying left of right rear brake as it sees fit. Presto. Thinner rear brake pads