- 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
Maybe you want to use more engine braking than friction braking when going down hills.I will grant that I descend 13 kilometers of mountain road daily
I have a 46K miles '16 Mazda6 GT. Pads have not been replaced.
(note: i-Eloop has energy recouping braking... pads wear more slowly like most hybrids)
Last time at my local dealer, the advisor told me to replace the front for $500.
"Thanks, but no thanks."
30 miles away another dealer quoted me $221.
I went to an indie shop I know for a long time.
He checked my pads and said, "Come back after another 10K!"
If you don't hear metal grinding sound, better get a 2nd opinion or look at them yourself.
A new pad has only about 10mm thickness.
Replacement is recommended for 3mm or less.