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Rear Brakes I have a 2002 BMW 745Li. How long do rear brakes usually last. Should I be looking to replacing them.. Milage on care 67,000.

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    I have an 04 /745 LI bought certified from BMW dealer –w/ 17k miles - July 2007 LV Nv. I was told and given that the car was fully inspected inc the rotors & brakes. Then I had to have front brake pads replaced by Oct 26th-2007 at 22418 miles they said rotors were fine.Then I had to have the rear brake pads replaced at 34000 miles on Jul 8th 2008- again they state that the rotors are fine but Covered under the existing service policy. Now Feb 24, 2009 I have the brake pad light go on again, this time I am out of service warranty and I take to outside Mechanic to do brakes. I am told that the front pads are fine but rotors are worn down which is unusual- Why would the rotors be worn down if I had new pads on their Oct 2007 & pads are still good? & the rotors were inspected & still fine? I was also told the rear pads were gone & the rotors were worn down as well. Costs me $575 dollars to do the rear brakes with BMW parts, Should I make BMW pay for the brake job? Dulcie C

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Havent changed in over 3 years, about 30k miles oem pads are best i dont see why you shouldnt get at least 25 k or more

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Brakes can vary in the amount of time that they last. For starters there are many diffrent grades of pads, the cheap pads last me about a month, but the good expensive pads last me 6-8months or so, and I drive really hard. So depending on how drive can determine how long they last. Usually you can replace your rear pads once for every two or three sets of front pads you replace as most of the braking work is done from the front. Pads are made intentionally to squeak when they are running down, so when you hear that squeak get em replaced, but if the rear's aren't squeaking just change the front and do the rears next time.

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