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Premature brake wear on my 2005 Honda Civic

Please tell me if these models are known for premature wear on the brake pads. I've been driving for more years than I want to think about, and have never had this problem on any other car. I'm not "hard" on brakes, and seldom have had to replace the pads on any car before the "life of the pad" was up. Now, since I've had this 2005 Honda (bought new), I go through pads like crazy. It seems I'm replacing them every time I turn around. My driving style is no different, and I'm careful to keep a good stopping distance in front of me. Can you give me a clue as to why this keeps happening? I'm fixing them AGAIN tomorrow. I've had the car for less than 4 years, ans (although I haven't kept a close count) this will be at least the 4th or 5th time I'm replacing the *d__n* brake pads! Granted, I have a high-mileage commute, but this won't be the first time for that, and it IS the first time for this darn brake pad problem. Plus, you can save me from my guy, who keeps insisting that I'm "just hard on brakes". This is NOT the case. Help!!! I just recently replaced my front brakes (metal on metal) and hubs and bearings when my 05 honda civic only had 70,000 miles on it compared to the fact that my 02 dodge intrepid never had work done on the brakes nor wheels when I sold it with 150,000 miles on it. Now my honda's brakes are squeaking again.

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Try a different brand of pads. Civics aren't the best at pads lasting a long time. you need to go with a semi-metallic pad such as the O'Reilley auto parts "BrakeBest" brand.

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