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Hi - we've recently purchased a 2013 Kia Rio Manal 3 door hatch for my school teacher wife to commute the 30 min to the job on a daily basis. I'm about to check extent of brake disc wear based on seeing a Mate's equivalent car that requires new discs all round at 80k Km (50k miles). The car has been driven from new by his daughter and she's no cowgirl/bogan burnout specialist! This seems to me to be an incredibly huge wear rate (I've never had to replace brake discs/rotors in my life and I've only had one new car - generally buy at 60 to 80k km and drive till well past 300k km)
My V6 Camry (2002) is on 330k km and all four discs have negligible wear (less than 0.25mm) and I've only been through two sets of brake pads.
Is the above consistent with forum members experience of Kia vehicles in general?
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Every person drives and stops differently. Different conditions exist in different areas. Mechanical conditions varies vehicle to vehicle. You've been very lucky to date!
 

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Still running the original brakes (pads and rotors) on our 13 Rio. 80,000 miles (128,000 km). Checked them about a year ago when I cleaned and greased the pins and contact points to fix a noise. Still looked like they had plenty of life left.
 

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Still running the original rotors on our 2014 Rio. Just a shade under 60000 miles. I changed the pads around 35000 miles but it really wasn't necessary. Just wanted a different pad type.
 

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Many thanks for responses guys.
Does anyone have access to the in worn disc thickness. I'm going to get some measurements off the wife's car this weekend.
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My car has the original rotors at 133k miles/213k kilometers but it was almost all highway miles until we bought the car at 125k miles/200k kilometers and now mostly city miles. So like a previous poster mentioned rotor service life really depends on the situation. I could see how agressive stop and go driving could burn the rotors away much faster.
 

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Many thanks for responses guys.
Does anyone have access to the in worn disc thickness. I'm going to get some measurements off the wife's car this weekend.
Cheers
Front Brake disc thickness
Standard: 22 mm (0.866 in)
Service limit:
  • 14 Inch Disc : 20 mm (0.787 in)
  • 15 Inch Disc : 19.4 mm (0.764 in)
  • Deviation: Less than 0.005 mm (0.0002 in)
Rear Brake disc thickness
Standard: 10 mm (0.394 in)
Service limit: 8.4 mm (0.331 in)
Deviation: less than 0.005 mm (0.0002 in)

This information is from:
 

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Hey sblake5 - thank you for those figures. Also, great to have access to electronic copy of the service manual.
I'm going to go and talk to the supervisor of the service department at our local Kia agent on Monday to see how my wear rates compare with any figures they may have in their heads as regards what is a normal odometer reading when these vehicles come in for disc replacements.
 
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