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Front brakes on 1999 Century

I have a 1999 buick Century with only 30,000 miles. The front brakes squeel all the time and the last mechanic said they only have one milimeter left on them! Has anyone else had to replace brakes with such low milage?

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Even thoughy our car may have low miles brakes can easily fade off fast especiall yin stop and go traffic.... that is not uncommon they need to be replaced.

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How often should I change the Transmission fluid, normal driving ? Thank you Gary


It's listed in your owner's manual. Schedule A is normal driving conditions.
SCHEDULE "A"
7,500 miles (12 000km) or at 6 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.

15,000 miles (24 000km) or at 12 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.

22,500 miles (36 000km) or at 18 months
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- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace spark plugs.
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45,000 miles (72 000km) or at 36 months
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52,500 miles (84 000km) or at 42 months
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60,000 miles (96 000km) or at 48 months
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- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace ignition cables (5.2L/5.9L).
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67,500 miles (108 000km) or at 54 months
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75,000 miles (120 000km) or at 60 months
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- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid (4.7L).

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