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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Tonight on the way home from work, the brake warning light went on three times shortly after I took my foot off the breaks. In May, I had new pads and rotors installed.
    I know the miles is more important than the time and it's been about 18,000 miles, but one might think they'd last longer than seven months.
    What is it about old cars that causes parts to wear down faster than they normally would last?
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Brad Renfro injects heroin into the brake lines.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That shit'll kill you, you know.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    In all seriousness, I don't know where you live, but if they use a lot of salt or chemicals on your roads, your brakes will wear out more quickly.

    And I'd check your brake fluid for black tar :D
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Just say no to brakes.

    And black tar is Ryan Sonner's way of telling people flannel sucks.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I'd be more worried about putting 18,K miles on the car in seven months. Where the fuck are you driving?
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Work, games, an occasional trip to Connecticut or New Hampshire.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    He was also Brad Renfro's designated driver.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Get your receipt and whatever warranty you have, go back to the place that did the brakes, talk to them. They are responsibile for the work they did, not us.

    Is this really that hard?
  10. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Get the system checked by a mechanic you trust. And if you live in New England, and they salt a lot, make sure you get your car washed, especially underneath, at least once a month.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    From where, Montana?
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Massachusetts. It's about 20 miles to work each way.
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