Why do the brakes on my 01 cavalier wear out so fast?

Asked by Aug 25, 2013 at 09:58 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought 01 cavalier used.  First time I did front brakes and rotors they lasted 10 months
or about 18,000 kms.  Same thing second time.  The next time they were totally gone
in about 3 months or 6,000 kms.  Mechanic says he now put heavy duty pads on but
they are worn out again after 3 months.  I do mainly city driving, but I have never had
this problem with any car ever.  The traction control light comes on sometimes.  Does
this have anything to do with the brakes?

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It sounds like you may have a problem with the proportional system, it make have totally locked out the rear brakes so all of your braking is on the front, and as the trac lock uses the braking system to work I would have that checked out, you may have more than just one problem contributing to your brakes demise.

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