I was told today by Kwik Fit that my front pads and rear brake drum and shoes where going and needed to be replaced. So i opted for getting the front pads changed.
Now looking on some service documentation from 31/10/2007 I have noticed that front n/s and o/s pads and discs were replaced now since that day the car has done 13600 miles mainly urban with some motorway. Since i bought the car it has done around 350 miles all urban.
Now i'm puzzled that my front pads have gone so quickly 1 year and 18 days given the example from Kwik Fit web site on replacing pads.
This car as not been used for rally driving.
This information below from Kwik Fit:
"Different driving patterns have a dramatic effect on how often your brakes need servicing. For example, a set of brake pads could last up to 60,000 miles or more on a car driven mostly on the motorway, may last only 25,000 or 30,000 miles or less on the same vehicle driven in busy city traffic".