I just looked up the safety certification requirements for brakes in Ontario, it requires, amongst a lot of other things, 1.6mm of brake pad above the warning indicator or rivets.
I put the 10000 kms in some mountains but probably only 15% of that mileage. I also towed a jeep without brake assist but I did have the tow mode on the transmission on all the time which uses the transmission as a trans brake by down shifting aggressively when stopping.
I would say that 1.6mm isn't a lot of brake pad (8mm is new) but not only did I go through that thickness, I went through all the pads right down to the metal on the rears.
I guess it's a costly live and learn experience for me and need to be more aware of how fast brakes can wear on this vehicle. I assume I should get at least 30000 km out of these brakes before starting to worry about distorting another set of rotors but I will monitor more closely.
I will also look into brake assist on my jeep toad to see if it's worth that investment.
Any suggestions on braking systems for tow vehicles?
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