Originally Posted by poncho62
I work part time driving for NAPA....Noticed the other day that some premium pads we are getting in are made in India too......
Vince, you are implying that OEM parts are better. I wouldnt be so sure of that. My sister in law just did her brakes on her new this year 2012 Dodge van......at 22,000km (13,000 miles)...Sure, warrenty covered it, but really..........
I had a similar problem with my then brand new Chevy crewcab dually. Factory pads lasted 7,000 mi (yeah, I'm hard on brakes, but not THAT hard). After much complaining, the dealership replaced them with identical factory pads - those lasted EXACTLY 7,000 miles again.
At that point I just started doing the brakes myself with NAPA severe duty pads and the mileage is SIGNIFICANTLY better. The problem is that the factory pads are purposely designed to be soft to avoid complaints about brake squeaks.