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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. I also have a honda civic 2005 and ive had issues with my brakes the whole time ive had my car also when i brake my wheel wiggles dont know why any ideas on that?

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What it sounds like is you have very poor quality pads on the car. The subject of brake pads can go on for days. If it was me I would buy a top of the line name brand pads , if the rotors can be turned the turn them or replace them. Also struts and shocks that are old affect the brakes and stopping distance. I think someone has just sold you poor quality brakes. and if your rotors are warpped this will cause the wiggle you feel when stopping.

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I have a 2005 Honda Civic LX and replaced my front pads at 60,000 miles. Currently at 107,000 miles with no problems. Not sure if this might help, but I did replace the front rotors also at 60,000 and replaced the OEM pads with ceramic ones. I still have the original ones on the back with no problems. If the metal on metal issue was with this car and you did not replace the rotors, they may be tearing up the new pads or causing them to overheat. Remember, turning rotors removes metal. This same metal is needed to dissipate heat. Heat destroys brake pads. On the other side of the coin, not turning the rotors leaves a rough surface that shaves down the pads during use. Best bet is just replace the rotors, esp since you are having problems. The only other possibility is that your brake calipers are "hanging", and not releasing the brakes completely. Usually this happens individually, not in pairs.

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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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