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I was told that the front brake rotors wear at the same rate as the pads. Is this true?

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NO Unless you grind the brakes, Typically rotors should last 5-10 pad sets.
Get a new mechanic, who knows how much else he has scamed you for.

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NO. Brake Pads wear out at a totally different rate then Rotors.Speed, Road Conditions, etc can have an adverse affect on Pad vs Rotors.

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Good morning,
I have several questions that can lead you to a solution.
1) How many miles on the front brake pads sense they have been replaced?
2) How deeply grooved are the front brake rotors?
3) does the front brakes make a scratching or a grinding sound when the brakes are applied?

This is where I'm heading with these questions:

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Also if the pads have been replaced and the piston has become cocked in the caliper it will be jammed in the piston bore and not be free to extend and exert a pinching force on the rotor.

I suspect that if the fluid is not restricted from reaching the caliper there is a mechanical restriction in the system. Not much else to consider but those two things.

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