I've known it's been time for a brake job over the last week or two. I've started shopping around for parts, and figuring out which pads and rotors I want to use. I was going to start buying the parts this week or next.
It's funny how things never go as planned. Yesturday, as I'm driving to work I heard a very faint grinding noise coming from my front passenger side brake just as I was stopping. I visually checked out the rotor when I got home, sure enough the backing to the pad is evenly grinding away at the rotor. It's only wearing on the outside edge of the rotor, not both sides.
Since it will take anywheres from 3-5 days to get the parts here(longer if I order from ebay, which I hope to do), I'm hoping to buy some really cheap pads at autozone and install them on that wheel. The plan is to buy some time while new parts are ordered and shipped, hopefully spairing the life of the caliper.
Since the surface of the rotor is so ruff, how long would a pad last? I only travel about 20 miles a day, and braking is minimal. Do you think it would last a week?