2008 Hyundai Sonata Q&A
2008 Hyundai Sonata Question: How can brake pads/rotors go so quickly - 1 year after purchase?
How in the world can my car need pads/rotors after 1 year of use - and purchased from the largest dealer in the area, boasting of their 100+ thorough 'going over' all used cars before selling? This type of brake work is NOT CHEAP!! They want $1,000 for front and rear - DISGUSTING. I'll never buy from them again. I am a grandmother and do nominal, careful, slow, driving. - vetlady
Unless the pads are at or near zero they are not doing the bakes before they put it on the lot. How many miles are on the car? Im guessing around 60000. If there are even more it could be time for brakes. I dont see why you would need new rotors if it is the first brake job though. They should last at least a couple brake jobs unless they were allowed to get so bad they were metal to metal or they were warpped. Did you have grinding noise or an bad vibration? If it was driven hard by the previous owner they were used up. The faster its driven the harder the brakes are used. Wish I could help you I could do it a lot cheaper. You may want to seek a second opinion. - big01_dram