Maybe best not to mess with mom's car and put on aftermarket ceramic pads that bite like an alligator after they are sufficiently heated up but perform poorly up to that point. Don't want mom rolling through a stop sign because she didn't properly juice the pads. The Kia pads seem to be fine (they will lock up all four wheels if desired until ABS takes over), wear well, don't produce a lot of dust but honestly are expensive for just being daily driver pads. Pick something similar to stock at the local NAPA, at probably 1/2 the cost, and then get them installed by a competent shop unless you find someone discounting OEM pads significantly. Might be a different answer if it was your car but mom probably isn't hooning around the neighborhood and drifting the corners at the end of the street. If she likes the way it brakes now, then keep it that way for her.
Well "mom" rarely drives it and to be honest, I drive it more than her at this point as I have a gas guzzler and in the market for a more fuel efficient work car. The brakes stop fine, just the squeak.
Unclear why a quote from Kia -- you still don't know the reason for the squeak. I'd have an independent shop have a look at things to find out WHY you're getting the occasional squeak, though if the vehicle isn't driven regularly, and you've had a lot of moisture, a bit of rust on the rotors when starting out (which goes away quickly, along with the squeak, after driving a short distance) can certainly be the cause. Then again, they may be worn down. Either way, it's going to require s look to know.
Because I am certain the noise is from the brake pads. Not to sound like a jerk, but I have been driving since 1986, so know what that sound means. lol. It only makes the long screeching sound when the brakes are applied as it comes to a stop. The car gets driven at least 250 miles per week so rust is not built up. I just got a quote from the dealer because it is going there on Monday for some warranty work and I was checking to see if they could do the brakes while there, as we are going out of town on Tuesday and no time to go anywhere before that.
Brakes are not a warranty item, so why would you pay the dealer to do them?
I just got a quote from the dealer because it is going there on Monday for some warranty work and I was checking to see if they could do the brakes while there, as we are going out of town on Tuesday and no time to go anywhere before that.
I didn't know it was going to be an arm and a leg. I will call a local shop down the road from the house to look at it.
I just thought it was odd for them to already be squeaking at only 41k miles. I am over company cars at work and nothing for a Ford Fusion to go 100k on the original pads. We just replaced the pads on a 2012 Fusion with 106k miles that were original.
IF the shop says it needs pads, I was thinking about something like this... https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=368&jsn=368