dana44· Premium Member
Jee wiz. What with brakes being so much better than they were twenty years ago, maybe it isn't the brakes themselves, but the driver, or driving habits. I know everyone is in a hurry, and yeah, I am usually above the speed limit and get from stop light to intersection faster than the person next to me almost every time, but when it comes to braking, I taught my daughter and I myself meticulously determine there is a minimum 200 yards of coasting if a red light is ahead of me, so we don't go from gas to brake pedal unless it is another idiot doing something stupid. If anyone goes from gas to brake, you wonder why brakes go bad in short order? On the highway with stop and go traffic, it ain't like you are going to get there any faster by driving hard and slamming on the brakes. Coast from snail to stop paces, and so what if someone pulls in front of you, it never fails, when things speed back up, or at the next stop sign or stop light, you are right behind them anyway. Save a little gas, increase the life of your brakes and rotors, and 15 seconds slower never has harmed me, it can be made up in a minute or two at highway speeds. My brakes usually last in the 30-35K range and rotors every other set at the minimums.