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2006 BMW 325xi Question: Front Brakes

 

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wagonbmw3, San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2011, 09:43
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Repair shop tells me the front brakes are at 9%. At the same time, they say it's not urgent and can be dealt with on my next scheduled service. What does 9% really mean and how concerned should I be? Thank you.

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    Hal... (see my shops), March 15, 2011, 09:45
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    You probably have over 4mm of pad material remaining and should get you to the next oil change.

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    FLEMINGS from Flemings Auto Service, March 15, 2011, 09:48
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    Did they give you an exact measurement, like 3mm or 5mm?? Always make sure you get the inner & outer brake pads measured.

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    Visitor, March 17, 2011, 13:33

    They said they can't measure breaks without taking 'everything' off and the 9% was a computer generated estimate.

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