Absolutely. At the 100,000 mile service for my 2010 Prius I was told the pads were at 70% and at 40,000 mile service of my 2019 Rav4 hybrid I was told the pads looked new. You will learn to anticipate stops and use light to moderate braking as much as possible.Can I expect the brake pads on my 2020 RAV4 hybrid to last longer because the motors work as generators when slowing down and the brakes are used less? Thanks in advance for any insight you may be able to provide.
Geez. $600 total for a clean and lube?! That’s about 1-2 hours worth of work, around $3 worth of brake cleaner, and maybe 50 cents worth of Silgylde.As lower mileage driver, I rarely have pads wear out but they rust out or seize to the caliper bracket. For those with Hybrids in the rust areas, I wouldn't assume you get lifetime lasting brakes. They most likely will require disassembly and cleaning which has a hefty cost. Here, Honda dealers charge $300 ish per axle just to lube the brake components. If I'm going to DIY and if I'm in there I'm just going to replace everything anyway so I see brakes as a function of time, not drivetrain.
Same! My '10 Prius was at 145,000 before I had to change em out and they were still 20% or so left. Hybrids are known for longer brake pad longevity.Absolutely. At the 100,000 mile service for my 2010 Prius I was told the pads were at 70% and at 40,000 mile service of my 2019 Rav4 hybrid I was told the pads looked new. You will learn to anticipate stops and use light to moderate braking as much as possible.
The hydraulic brakes (pads & rotors) get used every time you come to a full stop. From something like 7mph down to zero they are engaged. So no real need to use them more IMHO.Just my experience so far, my 2010 Prius with 27K miles has major rust on the rotors from low driving and probably the lake water sprinklers hitting them. I now put the car in neutral from time to time while stopping to disengage the brake regeneration system and use only the friction brakes. I only do this when safe to do so. I do more driving on my Rav 4 H so I will see if this makes a difference with rust. I live in humid Florida so this may be a factor as well.