Front Brakes on 2006 BMW 325xi

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.

by in San Francisco, CA on March 15, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , March 15, 2011
You probably have over 4mm of pad material remaining and should get you to the next oil change.
ANSWER by , March 15, 2011
Did they give you an exact measurement, like 3mm or 5mm?? Always make sure you get the inner & outer brake pads measured.
COMMENT by , March 17, 2011
They said they can't measure breaks without taking 'everything' off and the 9% was a computer generated estimate.