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    How long do brakes last, tires?

    I have an '05 SXT with about 36K miles. I'm getting a slight noise from the front when applying the brakes and I suspect that they may soon need changing. Also, the tires are fairly worn. How long are these parts (i.e., pads, rotors, tires) lasting on your vans?

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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    The short simple answer is "it depends". Your driving style will affect this more than any thing. I typically see 45k on my brakes (front). I ALWAYS do rotors when I do brakes too. On my own and anyone else's. If the person doesn't want me to I send them elsewhere.
    My own 03 has Bridgestone tires (awful tires I might ad). and they have about 55k on them. I hope to replace them soon. Not because they are worn out (they aren't) but because I don't like them and I don't like the company.

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    My 05 T&C needed front brakes pads at 30k. Plenty on rear and mechanic says I should have plenty until 60k. Most braking done on front brakes.

    Replaced my Bridgestone Turanza EL42 at 38k. Horrible tires. Probably could've gone to 50k but winter was approaching and tires couldn't hold in steady rain. Replaced with Michelin Hydroedge and it's fantastic compared to the Bridgestone.

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    My front pads usually are worn every 30,000 miles.
    I change the rotors every 60,000 miles because they are warped by then.
    The OEM front tires are cupped, worn on the edges by 30,000 miles.
    I had tires wear out at 30,000 miles and one set of Goodyear Touring tires lasted over 100,000 miles. They were called "Regatta"?

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    I have 38,000 miles on my OEM tires, may get 45,000, but probably not. Front pads are an unknown, since I bought it used, but from the amount of brake dust, they are OEM pads, but not sure if they are a replacement set. If they are OEM, I will get probably 50,000 out of the front, at least 60,000 from the rear.
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    Our front pads are also an unknown. I thought they were original when we bought it (38k miles). We now have over 70k miles, and still haven't changed the pads. They are heavy dusters, so if they aren't original, they are still Mopar pads. The rear drum shoes should last virtually forever.

    Goodyear does make a tire called Regatta. It's an all-season passenger car tire and could very well have lasted 100k miles.
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    I switched to Akabono ceramic pads and Brimbo solid rotors at about 10,000 miles because of dust. A superb combination and going strong at about 45,000 miles. Very mild on the rotors and not a trace of warpage, quite, solid stops and little dust.

    I drove the car new on the Bridgestones and hated their feel. Traded them in for Michlin HydroEdge and am very pleased with them. I expect about 70 thousand miles on the set, if not more.

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    We also have Michelins on ours, the Agility model, from Sears. They have a 740 treadwear rating, have an 80,000 mile treadwear warranty, and look like we'll get an honest 70,000 miles out of them, which would be more than I've ever gotten out of a set of tires. We have about 30k on them now, and the tread is down to about 7/32" (from 10/32" new).
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    OEM Brakes and Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOnBlackCobra96 View Post
    I have an '05 SXT with about 36K miles. I'm getting a slight noise from the front when applying the brakes and I suspect that they may soon need changing. Also, the tires are fairly worn. How long are these parts (i.e., pads, rotors, tires) lasting on your vans?
    Our 1999 GC SE did NOT need new brake pads or tires until after 55,000 miles. The 2002 T&C eL had at MORE than half the pad and tire wear remaining when it was safety inspected at 36,390 miles a year ago.
    Grand Caravan Carl
    2009 GC SXT 3.8L 6 AT 12,102 miles, 1999 GC SE 3.3L 4AT 127,204 miles (Daughters have former 2006 Sienna LE 43,101 miles and 2002 T&C eL 84,244 miles).

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    My 02 SWB Voyager went 40,000 before needing front pads. I went almost 50,000 on the Goodyear tires that came on the van.

    I am going to need rotors the next time I do the brakes, which should be in 10,000 miles or so based on the wear. The second set will not last as long due to the fact we no longer drive cross country every year.
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