Re: Brakes on 1993 Volvo Turbo 940
"barbara00 via CarKB.com" <u14997@uwe> wrote in message
> I have a question. I have been having on occassion a scraping noise when
> apply my brakes. I just had a check up on my car about a month ago when
> changed my oil and said the car was in good shape. I don't feel it needs
> brakes?? I have only gone 24,000 with the brakes I have on it now. What
> could the problem be does anyone know and if I do need brakes what is the
> ball park figure for them? Can anyone help me with this? I'd appreciate
> very much .. Barbara
could be pads! I do not know if Volvo has wear sensors on the pads, but...
Are you in the USA? NTB is a chain I know that does free brake inspections,
so does Midas...although I do not like Midas much.
Brakes are usualy a straightfoward job, and they are not always checked as
part of an oil change unless you pay for a full 'inspection'. It's good to
develop a relationship with a shop, so if you seemed happy about where they
did the oil change give them another shot.
As to the mileage 3 points.
1) Less expensive brakes wear out faster.
2) Many aftermarket brakes are made 'soft' so they do not make much noise.
3) Stop and go driving with an automatic trans does eat pads fast.
If you plan to keep the car you can consider ceramic pads--they are
expensive but they have little dust and last a good while!