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Hello everyone, as you we have a 2019 model trax, and it has 52000 or so miles on it, and coming up on a brake job soon, like to ask what type brake pads you all using and a brand on yours ?....
And where to buy them at ?...
 

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I put Raybestos pads and rotors on mine, no complaints.
 
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Have another question on the brakes, is there like a warning light that comes on if it needs brakes seems like there is a warning light for other stuff just curious.....
I no the low tire indicator comes on at 29lbs, guess this probably normal operations for the Trax ?...
We have 53000 and some miles on it, and it is coming up for a oil change n a couple weeks, and a tire rotation as well....so far no issues with the brakes, but will have them checked on tire rotation...
 

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No lights for brake pad wear but there are screamers on the inside pads. These will start to screech when you need brake pads. I did over 100,000 kms before I did mine and could have gone an other 20k
 

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Oh ok, that's kinda what I thought just wanted to ask and make sure...automobiles built today, seems to have everything u can think of in them, ect...
 

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I remember when Ford did that in the late-80's to early-90's, but in most cases it just simply illuminated the 'BRAKE' light when most people considered as the parking brake light. So it left technicians chasing down the wrong problem in the early days, especially since the system was known to fail and send a false signal.

A more accurate way to monitor your brake life is to check the fluid level. As long as it's in the safe range you have some life in the pads, but the lower the level gets indicates the farther the piston is pushed out the caliper body due to pad wear of the inner pad. .
 

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Good morning, have 57000 and some miles on car and breaks still hasn't been changed no signs to indicate they need changed....I just thought with the miles it had on it then they was coming due for a break job,....thanks for the info...
 

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Good morning everyone, I been keeping a check on my brake pads, ect and so far nothing they seems to still be ok, mileage I have on mine now is, 76000 and some.....my wife drives it more than I do, this is why I don't no the exact miles on it lol.....but think I may have a wheel unit going bad in mine, haven't really looked to see if it has bearings in it to grease, but I no used to drive a older car at work and it had the bearings ect pressed in one part......otherwise my Trax seems to be running ok....
 

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Update on my break pads on front, still ok at 82066 miles....it has been drove short distances until now, starting to drive it more miles since my wife and son both work in a different town, and I shuttle them to and from work now....so we will see how much further they will go...
 

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I just check my pad thickness every so often. Letting pads go too long is not something I have ever done. Stopping is important.
 

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I've owned a lot of vehicles in my life and the Trax has the best stopping power of them all. It actually avoided a few accidents and a few deer. So yes stopping is important as specially when it does it in a straight line like the Trax. Best brakes ever.
 

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44,000 miles and the front pads are around 50%, i don't know what formula compound they used for these pads but it's amazing. I know it's probably a combination of the weight and the Stabilitrac setup overall, but it's probably the best braking vehicle I've ever driven.

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The brakes on my wife's 2021 Equinox Premier are the best I've ever experienced and I started driving in 1960 so I have driven a lot of cars. My wife and I have purchased over 30 new cars with even more used ones. My Trax has good brakes, but the Equinox beats it out in braking.
 

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I do check my brake pads often too, have never had a vehicle with this many miles on it and not change the brake pads out........rear shoes, haven't been changed either....

When u all have changed out the pads and shoes, what brand shoes and pads u all using ?....
 

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Mine has pads all around. "Raybestos"
 

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I'm personally tempted to just go with AC Delco pads when I need them, only because i assume that's what came from the factory.

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I'm going to get new tires on our Trax tomorrow, going to the Uniroyal brand tire........last year we put Crosswind tires on it, they did ok, but going to try something else, there good for close to 40000 miles........have thought about going to a bigger tire size, but decided not to due to gas mileage..........
I went to Walmart looking at tires over the weekend, and they don't stock tires to fit our Trax, couldn't believe it but looks like there not the only place doing this here.......
Is it like this where u all live too ?....

Brake pads/shoes, still good, but going to change them out soon too, in a few weeks, not sure what to put on it yet ....and so far it is doing well, gets 30.5 mpg.....
 

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I'm still riding on the same break shoes/pads that was on it since new, my Trax now has 94550 miles on it.....this is all highway miles too....
 
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