Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Keep going though break calipers and pads. Changed them 2 times in the last 30 days.

asked by on

caliper and pads are ate up in less then 30 days on the back passenger side

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, well it sounds like a common issue i...

Hello, well it sounds like a common issue in the braking system. One thing I would make sure of first is replacing both calipers (one axle) at the same time. The braking system is a hydraulic system and if there is any kind of restriction is the brake fluid system it will cause more pressure to be applied on one side of the axle.

My first attempt at fixing the problem would be replacing both brake calipers. However, to avoid any unnecessary repairs, I would suggest having your brake system diagnosed by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, in order to isolate the problem firsthand. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere

Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...

Q: Car will stall while on a red light or at a stop randomly

Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control valve is sticking when you come to a stop. This valve closes when the throttle is open and reopens to maintain idle when you let off the throttle in the case...

Q: Car makes a long thumping noise and skids once the brake is applied

Hello. Does the noise and slipping seem like it is coming from all wheels? It is likely that the brake pads have been installed improperly on all or some of the wheels. The pads can be in crooked, or faulty....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.