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I have an 2004 Alero and I have to replace brakes every 3 months. What is going on?

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You need to have the brake hydraulic system checked for the calipers sticking if you have 4 wheel disc brakes as they can seize on the sliding mechanism causing the brakes not to fully release.also if the caliper pistons are sticking in the calipers this will cause the same problem.make sure you or anyone else that drives your car doesn`t drive with 2 feet as just slight pressure from resting your foot on the brake pedal can cause pressure in the system applying the brakes enough to wear them prematurely but not put the brake lights on.cheap parts also will cause excessive wear.

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