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    Yes they do have lifetime warranty. Independent shops around here also offer the same lifetime pad warranty.

    I'll gladly pay a little more to get my car completely serviced in one shop, especially while I'm under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mashburned View Post
    I noticed mazda has 2 oem pads - regular and a "value line". Wonder if value pads are what it comes with factory? Or used to before they had issues with earlier model pad wear.... I don't know, just thinking out loud. Would value line be different composition? Thinner? What makes them a value?

    Dealer quoted me $75 a set for front and rear pads. That's about what they'd cost me from Mazda med center. Labor is $144 a set. Seems reasonable. Feel like brake shop could do 40-50$ pads around $100 labor. We'll see.
    I dont know what mazda used initially. But after having problems with my 1990 mazda 626 brakes when using parts store pads. I switched to Mazda Value line pads. The quality is very good, and I never had any issue like the after market pads. The after market would always warp rotors in less than a year. Never had a warped rotor after switching to the value pads.
    I drove that mazda for 25 years and almost 400,000 miles. The last 200,000 miles were with the value pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Get the stoptech pads, they are about the same price and thicker and no noise too. I replaced my front/rear with stoptech preferred (basic) rotors and posi quiet pads
    Mind sharing your thought on those centric posi quiet pads? I think I read somewhere they don't stop quite as good as stock, this true?

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    I found that aftermarket pads took much more braking to get up to temp than stock pads do. I *want* the pads to get up to temp immediately for street driving, so I can emergency-stop qucker.

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    My 2014 CX-5 has 45K on it. Front/Rear is at 50%. Wifey drives that one most of the time. It has at least a year left before I check it again.
    My 2014.5 CX-5 has 41K on it. Front/Rear is at 40%. I drive it, hence the difference. I'll change pads this fall the soonest.

    Now, why do some of you change pads @20K is beyond me. Do you guys constantly race?

    In any case, I've had good luck with Wagner Ceramics in the past. Will try it on my CX-5 when time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timberstx View Post
    I dont know what mazda used initially. But after having problems with my 1990 mazda 626 brakes when using parts store pads. I switched to Mazda Value line pads. The quality is very good, and I never had any issue like the after market pads. The after market would always warp rotors in less than a year. Never had a warped rotor after switching to the value pads.
    I drove that mazda for 25 years and almost 400,000 miles. The last 200,000 miles were with the value pads.
    just FYI, yes I agree with you that some pads are more harsher than others and tend to warp rotors but
    the main reason rotors "warp" is because of not using a torque wrench when tightening wheels,

    ALWAYS use a "star" pattern when tightening and a torque wrench for wheel nuts, it amazes me how many auto shops don't use torque wrenches, they just use those impact air wrenches and that's it.......

    only those who use torque wrenches regularly when rotating tires realize how bad "tightening by feel" really is, I set the torque wrench per OEM specs and it's amazing when you think a wheel nut is tight enough how much more torque you need for the torque wrench to click.... I learned the hard way from previous cars, warped rotors constantly until I started using the torque wrench, no warp rotors ever since.....

    hopes this helps anyone else from warped rotors

    http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/a...etails?id=1787
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    Air wrenches can be fitted with links that limit torque: https://www.amazon.com/Astro-78810-1.../dp/B007K92N7M

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    I have a 2014 GT and after a major service last week the dealer suggested I replace my pads (& rotors) as the pads only had 3 mm(just under 1/8 inch) left on all the pads. Now I gotta say that I was shocked to hear this as I have only done 25,000 miles. I don't tow a trailer and don't ride the brake pedal. I 'd like to hear further comments on previous suggestions that: factory pads are a tad thinner than replacement pads, and lower quality. Kind of reminds me of the OEM TOYO tires I originally had...great ride but wore out way too quickly!! I must crawl under the car and investigate further myself as it seems odd that the front pads are wearing at the same rate as the rears on my vehicle(let alone down to 3mm on any of them), which is contrary to what others have suggested. Has anyone else had to replace pads (&rotors) at 25K? If I indeed have to replace them I don't think I'd get the dealer to do it...not for the $1130 they quoted me!! Are ceramic pads the best overall to go with on a CX-5 if I look aftermarket? If so, what brand is best?
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    Arrow 2016 CX5 GT Needs new pads

    Quote Originally Posted by kdaug View Post
    I have a 2014 GT and after a major service last week the dealer suggested I replace my pads (& rotors) as the pads only had 3 mm(just under 1/8 inch) left on all the pads. Now I gotta say that I was shocked to hear this as I have only done 25,000 miles. I don't tow a trailer and don't ride the brake pedal. I 'd like to hear further comments on previous suggestions that: factory pads are a tad thinner than replacement pads, and lower quality. Kind of reminds me of the OEM TOYO tires I originally had...great ride but wore out way too quickly!! I must crawl under the car and investigate further myself as it seems odd that the front pads are wearing at the same rate as the rears on my vehicle(let alone down to 3mm on any of them), which is contrary to what others have suggested. Has anyone else had to replace pads (&rotors) at 25K? If I indeed have to replace them I don't think I'd get the dealer to do it...not for the $1130 they quoted me!! Are ceramic pads the best overall to go with on a CX-5 if I look aftermarket? If so, what brand is best?
    Your suspicion to your dealer is legit. Do take at least one rear tire off and check the pad thickness by yourself. I've to admit it's not easy to see the thickness on these pads even with a flashlight shinning into the check hole. Or you can always seek a second opinion from any reputable brake shop to verify.

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    Unless you are heavy stop and go or do a lot of high speed stops 25,000 miles is way to soon for worn out pads. Since you are in Canada some have reported rusted (by salt) slide pens and/or lack of lub on pens that caused the pads to drag and cause quick wear so check out your rear pads. I have had good luck replacing oem pads without turning or replacing rotors if you do it prior to pad wear out and take it easy for the first few stops as the pads adjust to the rotors. Not applicable if you have pulsing on stops now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAXIBM View Post
    Unless you are heavy stop and go or do a lot of high speed stops 25,000 miles is way to soon for worn out pads. Since you are in Canada some have reported rusted (by salt) slide pens and/or lack of lub on pens that caused the pads to drag and cause quick wear so check out your rear pads. I have had good luck replacing oem pads without turning or replacing rotors if you do it prior to pad wear out and take it easy for the first few stops as the pads adjust to the rotors. Not applicable if you have pulsing on stops now...
    I am not a heavy braker at all which is what has mystified me as to the reason for the premature pad wear. I see that there is a TSB regarding 2013-2014 models where rust due to road salt can cause the outer rear pads in particular to slightly lock on causing premature wear, BUT, this problem will only be rectified by Mazda if the vehicle is within the 3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty. Just my luck, my warranty ran out 1 month ago!!

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    I decided to get another opinion on the wear on my brakes, so today went to an independent tire/brake specialist. They took my wheels off and showed me the wear on the pads. Instead of the 3mmm(~1/8 in) remaining on all pads as reported by Mazda, the brake guy today showed me that my front inner pads(piston side) were considerably more worn than the outer pads, 3mm vs 7 mm left on the outer pads. So over twice as much pad left on the outer front pads as compared to the inners!!!Now the rear pads had almost 5mm left on the outers as compared to 4mm left on the inner pads. So the rears showed quite similar wear on both inners and outers. SO, what is going on with the front pads!!! There wasn't any rust on the clips as they were still well lubed. I suspect the caliper pins would still be well lubed as well. Does anyone know why the inner front pads would wear so much. I read on another Forum that the outers usually wear faster than the inners. DEFINITELY the opposite in my case. Both the front and rear rotors showed very little wear in my opinion yet the brake guy said that as a matter of course these days they usually replace the rotors when they replace pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdaug View Post
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    the brake guy said that as a matter of course these days they usually replace the rotors when they replace pads.
    Yes, many of them say that...

    But why? Is there actually a good reason??

    I heard someone say thta the rotors as much thinner??

    But even then, if they are still in good condition, whta is the complusion to replace them every time the pads are done?? We used to replace several sets of pads in cars years ago without replacing discs.....

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    I have never replaced rotors that are in good condition. I see no problem in taking a 0.010 skin cut to clean up some minor scrapes. Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlighter View Post
    Yes, many of them say that...

    But why? Is there actually a good reason??

    I heard someone say thta the rotors as much thinner??

    But even then, if they are still in good condition, whta is the complusion to replace them every time the pads are done?? We used to replace several sets of pads in cars years ago without replacing discs.....
    The rotors get thinner upon use, and when it comes time for pad replacement, the rotor thickness can be gauged and inspected to see if the rotor can be "turned" or re-machined on a lathe. There are normal brake lathes, and also there are "ON CAR" brake lathes where the rotor is machined while still bolted to the vehicle. The time and labor for a suspect rotor to be removed from the car and turned is sometimes comparable to the cost of a brand new rotor. Repair shops hate having customer comebacks from brake jobs, so they will lean towards recommendation of REPLACING the rotors instead of resurfacing them.
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