Here are two quick pics I snapped; not sure if they are good enough to make out the status of the pads.Not always.
My Stelvio is brand new, but it occasionally has a brake squeal under light braking.
You would need to either inspect the brake pads yourself, or have a professional inspect your brake pads to see if they are the cause of the squeal.
There can be a variety of things that can cause brake pad squeal, and you really need to determine the actual cause.
Additionally, some brake pads are very aggressive materials, and will squeal no matter what you or your mechanic try to do to them.
If you wanted to stick your cellphone into your wheel to take a picture of your brake pads on both sides of your rotors and post them, we can give you our opinions on what you show us.
They look plenty meaty. Looks like maybe 25 percent used. When pad material gets to be same thickness as metal backing plate you have to change them (assuming you are not tracking).Here are two quick pics I snapped; not sure if they are good enough to make out the status of the pads.
Yes, thanks for that important addition. As discussed in other threads, most low/mid mileage brakes that exhibit vibration are not warped or excessively worn, but have surface deposits that can be cleaned up to work with refinished or new pads. Of course driving hot brakes through deep water, excessive activation of stability control, riding the brakes, sand and gravel, corrosion due to weather exposure and manufacturing deficiencies can cause problems …as well as just smoking the brakes on a heavy vehicle.It is not just saving time, the discs are truer that way, if they are cut on the car.
It's hard to find ANYTHING right now for automotive.Is it just me or is it becoming more and more difficult to order rotors for the Stelvio online? I've been at this for over 2 months now and it isn't like I haven't found any at all but for the most part, those are Ebay buys that I'm not too comfortable with, majority of the repudable sites (i.e. PartsGeek, RockAuto, etc.) are out of stock. What's going on?
There's nothing really special about Alfa's plugs. they are NGK (ngk ILZKR7G.) They are used in jeeps mostly so nothing special. Rock auto has them in stock and even amazon. They burn cooler and should last about 60k-80k miles. I don't know why the recommendation is 30k but I pulled mine and cleaned it up a bit then stuck it back in.Why would an Alfa service department off hand recommend installation of new sparkplugs and then say "oops" on back order? This is a new dealer owner and service folk have no prior experience with Alfas. Couldn't explain what was unique about Alfa sparkplugs.
Actually yes, Toyota parts were super abundant. I had to replace the front bumper grill on my Prime due to debris, and they had it there the next 72 hours and handled it. Awesome. Still mad at the POS swerving around on the freeway in the rain that kicked the metal pipe up into the car though. Anyway...I swore you were going to say Honda..oops Acura or toyota parts are abundant since they never break down.
-Yes, I buy them.Not to beat a dead horse but I think I joined less than a year ago and now you are on your 4th car. Mazda, rav4 and RDX. Did you really buy these or did you rent them? Just curious... now the xc40? How would you even get them? (not in stock anywhere near me and 6months wait) and the dealers.. Just as frequent as Alfa dealers... One last thing. Why are you still here to rag on Alfa? from your history of past 9months or so, I would say you have more to complain about rav4 and rdx. Is that happening in their forum?
Overtorquing the rotors warped my 370z and other cars. If the dealer doesn't hand torque, this can happen. I cost Nissan NA some money and a service manager his job over it. And yes, he had it coming for lying to Nissan NA about specific advice to me to buy slotted race rotors. "I NEVER told the customer to use Non oem parts to fix this!".Yes, thanks for that important addition. As discussed in other threads, most low/mid mileage brakes that exhibit vibration are not warped or excessively worn, but have surface deposits that can be cleaned up to work with refinished or new pads. Of course driving hot brakes through deep water, excessive activation of stability control, riding the brakes, sand and gravel, corrosion due to weather exposure and manufacturing deficiencies can cause problems …as well as just smoking the brakes on a heavy vehicle.
Exactly. I am looking for practical and fun. I had it in my RDX, but the fuel cost moved it outside of the practical envelope for me. I think it's stupid to pay what I pay monthly, when fuel is included, for a vehicle with limits as low as the RDX. Im paying circa 2020 Audi SQ5/MB GLC43 AMG monthly footprint. The c40 will bring me back into price v performance line, while also stabalizing my expenses long term and costing less to own than the rdx once insurance, note, services, and fuel are accounted. The c40 driving experience, I expect to be similar to an srt8. Loads of power, slightly numb handling, but well sorted suspension. Im good with that as I've owned v8 SUV before and can enjoy this. Saw a dyno for a Polestar 2 (same car) and it made 409awhp/485awtq. 4800# vehicle, but still respectable. Does the motortrend figure 8 in 26.3 and 0-60 in 4.2 and quarter in the 12s at 108ish and will cost me around $100mo to fuel. Service cost is avg $400/20k miles.To be fair ....
Before Alfa.... 6 months wasn't an uncommon length of ownership for me. I have been keeping cars longer since turning 40, but mostly because I gave up on finding something I enjoyed that was also practical.
So...the ownership patterns make sense to me.
Also, IMO.... Most real car enthusiast's buy cars because it seems good on a test drive and it gets rave reviews from journalists and fanboi's.....only to get bored with it within a few months and start looking at new ones. Only reason more people don't change cars more often is they can't afford it.. or they give up on actually finding one they enjoy.
Because....most cars, even performance models..... Are kinda lame. Too many substitute actual dynamics and road feel for 0-60 times and technology, which gets old pretty fast.
It still amazes me after 44,000 miles and 4 years.. I look forward to every time I start the engine in my Stelvio. Just because of how it feels when I drive it.