brake pads question?

Asked by Mar 16, 2010 at 03:59 PM about the 2008 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 08 corolla with 38,000 miles and have no grinding or surging when using brakes. Can I replace
just pads on front brakes and keep on driving?

I also have ford windstar with 110,000 miles and have only replaced brake pads on car so far.

Does this apply to all cars.

I have 25 year as being mechanical tech  no bullshit about recommended part replacement.

6 Answers

9,360

If you are a mechanic then you should know that you only need to turn or replace rotors if they get warped, heavily scored, or below minimum thickness. Otherwise just change the pads and fluid when your supposed to.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
25

i have an 05 corolla and i had to change the front pads about 3 times to one to the back pads. your back pads only do about 25% of the work. all in city driving. i had rear drums and front disc brakes. if you have 4 disc it may be different im not sure. hope this helps a little.. take care.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

i have replaced jsut pads befor also. the pads will wear themselves to contour the rotor. i like to get them turned myself.

515

You can spend as much as you like on upgrades. Get high grade rotors/pads for better stopping power and durability. Brakes are the ultimate safety devices. Quality does make a difference and so does training. Go to an advanced driving school and you be amazed as to what you do not know. I am on my 4th. Lots of fun as well. Best regards.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
105

brake pads ,weather disc/hydraulic/brake shoes....are n will be the most important part of the car...and mostly it depends on how one actually drives.....brake shoes are outdated but can last for at least a year....rear drums are helpful and can be repaired...and brake fluid should always be checked before you go for a long drive.....safety first...oh n make sure the tires aren't too worn out

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I have a corolla 1995, Does anyone know which disks I need to change the drums from the back?

Your Answer

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 53,912 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,480
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,850
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
927 Great Deals out of 80,593 listings starting at $1,440
Used Honda Civic
752 Great Deals out of 69,404 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,022 Great Deals out of 57,887 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota RAV4
708 Great Deals out of 45,655 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Altima
984 Great Deals out of 77,440 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra
570 Great Deals out of 52,264 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Elantra
462 Great Deals out of 46,302 listings starting at $795
Used Toyota Tacoma
576 Great Deals out of 44,301 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Prius
284 Great Deals out of 16,051 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
363 Great Deals out of 26,194 listings starting at $950
Used Honda CR-V
758 Great Deals out of 56,072 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Yaris
55 Great Deals out of 2,955 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
724 Great Deals out of 50,361 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Focus
801 Great Deals out of 55,008 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
10,038 listings starting at $16,946
2017 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 4,107 listings starting at $11,500
2016 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 2,927 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,845 listings starting at $8,495
2014 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,177 listings starting at $7,993

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.