2006 Toyota Camry brakes
Camry has just under 120k miles, and still on factory brakes. My mechanic doesn't try to make you do the work he feels he doesn't need so he's honest and doesn't try to win your business. He says my front pads are at 8/32, and rear shoes at 4/32, and since I don't put on that many miles, and I had very little wear since about 1 year and 2 months ago, I should be able to put on another 15k miles before I should get the brakes replaced so he just did brake cleaning and adjustment. Car is still in his shop for the weekend. Giving it more thought, 4/32 means rear shoes has about 12.5 percent left. Google says to replace or get it inspected at about 25 percent. If I tell the mechanic to replace the brakes on Monday, he'll now have to charge for both cleaning/adjustment and replacing the brakes. Should I trust an honest mechanic who doesn't try to win your business, or trust Google? Your opinions or experiences? Thanks.