I was doing my tire rotation on the PacHy this evening and I took a look at the front disk brake pads while I had the wheels off. At almost 15,000 miles from what I can see there is very minimal wear. In the photo below (taken through one of the slots in the top of the caliper) you can see the brake pad with yellow coloration on the edge. Just to the left of it is the rotor. Anyone familiar with brakes can see that these pads are in practically new condition. While normal cars/vans will go through a set of pads maybe once every 40-50,000 miles, these will likely last well beyond 120,000 miles. All due to the fact that the majority of braking is done, not by the brakes, but by the motor in the transmission acting as a generator.
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