August 20, 2017

50,000 Miles

This past weekend I had a hard lesson about what happens when the car hits 50,000 miles.

For the past week my car, Subaru Legacy, has been making some noise but I didn't think much of it. I thought it was because I was a bit late for an oil change. The noise continues after the oil change.

Then on Friday my brake light went on. That's when reality hit. My brakes were the cause of the noise.

I took it to a local repair shop and they gave me the bad news. My brakes were in bad shape and the rear caliper reman had to be replaced. It was going to be an expensive visit.

Subaru Legacy

Life lesson

If your car has hit 50,000 miles, I encourage you to take it to your local shop and have the brake pads inspected.

At least know that brake pads typically last about 50,000 miles. Chances are that they will need to be replaced soon.

Most national chain auto repair shops will inspect the brake pads for free. It's certainly worth having them looked at.

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