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I have 30,000 miles on my 2010 TSX. Just got my brakes inspected and the report says fronts are 10/32 thick and rears are 5/32 thick. Does the faster wear rate on rear brake pads mean there is a problem that needs to be addressed?
 

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My rear pads wore out around 40k miles, front I didn't change until around 65k miles. So yes, the rear pad wears out quicker than the front. Nothing to be concerned about.

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rear brake pads aren't always the same thickness when new. could be case with those

and yes, rear pads will usually need changed before the front
 

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Weird. Had the opposite outcome. I feel like they do less braking force & work. But you should be fine as long as they didn't identify any issues while doing it.
Don't drive around with your hand brake on :D jk


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Replaced the rear brakes for the 1st time on my 06 tsx at 150k miles, the fronts are still in excellent shape at 157k+miles
 

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Replaced the rear brakes for the 1st time on my 06 tsx at 150k miles, the fronts are still in excellent shape at 157k+miles
Highway driver I'm guessing :) Engine braker :) stoplight runner :D


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Highway driver I'm guessing :) Engine braker :) stoplight runner :D


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Manuals are for sure easier on brakes if you downshift all the time... my '08 Si lasted 75k with original pads... my current '06 TSX had it's rear pads replaced at 60k mi in Feb. by the dealer I bought it from... I just replaced all the brakes though, due the fronts pulsating at high speeds (pads apparently do it)
 

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Dealer?

Thanks to all who put my mind at ease. I'll start putting pennies in a jar for rear brakes this fall. I've been reading some comments that the dealer is the wrong place to get it done, but I've been tending to have the dealer do things that are critical to safety. Am I wrong?
 

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Dealer is only good for free work provided by warranty, IMO. They're over priced, under performers... always. Never have they done me right, whether it be.. Chevy, Honda, Acura, VW... all a joke. Lack of respect, don't perform work correctly, damage vehicle, etc...

Just use a local, trusted mechanic
 

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When I find a good local mechanic, should I trust him to select the right kind of brake pads, or should I give some guidance? What material does Acura use -- ceramic, or something else?
 

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just buy them yourself off of rockauto .com and take them with you
-centric premium rotors
-acdelco ceramic pads

best value you can get. no noise. no dust. durable as can be
 
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