Originally Posted by kbre
Depends on how you drive, some people ride the brakes way too much. Some drive all city, some drive all highway. That being said the only way to know what your brakes are doing is to check them at the next service.
My father brakes late and always has to brake hard. Then he complains his brakes don't last.
I anticipate the stop and brake much more gently. In some cases, wen I see traffic stopped at a light ahead on a rural highway, I'll simply slow down a little to allow me to barely brake at when traffic has started moving by the time I reach it. That doesn't mean I slow to 30 on a 45MPH road - it means I might take it down to 40, then start braking as I approach the stopped traffic. I'm not pulling any kind of hyper-mile crap.
A bonus of that is, I don't have someone practically running up my backside when they haven't left a decent following distance and realize late that I'm stopping. That goes double for winter.
The second bonus is I get better gas mileage.
It's nice to put 100K on a vehicle and only change the brakes once in that time. I traded in my F150 with 95K on the clock and its second set of brakes. The fronts were due to be replaced, but still safe.