"850TURBOpbp65" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I had my breaks inspected and was told I need new pads and rotors. Is is
> possible to have new pads installed without the rotors being changed at
> the same time?
It is possible, but it is like pi??ing in the wind. Sometimes the
rotors are what is destroying the pads, especially if the pads destroy
the rotor first. The best way to save money on brake maintenance is to
not follow too closely, slow down before braking by looking several cars
ahead, and replace worn parts before they destroy other parts. I keep
my Volvo's for 180,000 miles and seldom ever replace brake parts, but
always replace them when they first need it.
Dragging the brakes by leaving you foot on pedal and high speed braking
will kill brakes quickly. By slowing down before curves, long down
grades, when cars far in front of you are slowing, and not following too
close, you seldom have to use the brakes. My goal is to never use my
brakes unless I am going to come to a complete stop. [end soap box]
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.