When will replacement be needed and about how much (tires and brakes)?

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
I had 230,000 miles on the rear brakes of my Honda CR-V when I sold it. They were still fine.
Yes, I changed the rear drum brakes on my 1998 Honda CR-V the first time at 183K miles although all brake shoes still had plenty of lining left; whereas the front had changed 3 times.

I didn't change the rear brakes on my MZ3 until they hit 160,000.

Brakes are a thing that completely depend on how you drive. If you drive all highway like I do, they'll last forever. If you drive inner city stop and go like a taxi does, you'll be lucky to get 20,000 out of a set. If you have a Miata that you flog at at Road Atlanta on Saturdays, you'll be doing great to get a weekend out of them.
The brake design will decide whether the front or rear goes first. Generally speaking the newer vehicles will wear the rear brakes out first due to the reason Buzzman12 explained above. I also want to added an additional reason the rear brakes wearing out faster is because the much smaller area on rear brake pads. With all disk brakes, the front brakes on my 2000 BMW 528i wear out a lot earlier than the rear, but the rear brakes on my 2001.5 VW Passat GLX wear out a lot earlier than the front.

For our CX-5, the rear brakes definitely wear out a lot earlier than the front.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
This definitely won’t happen on the CX-5!
Yes. Aside from the braking distribution, just look at the size of the rear pads compared the front. The rear pads are tiny. Would have been nice if they could have made them a little bigger and last longer. But not a big deal.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
I don't understand this? Why are you saying this? Nothing has been changed on my car until this past issue I had with the radiator and that's all it's ever been replaced. No engine has been replaced, just the radiator.
If it was done preemptively, and presented to you as due for maintenance, that would be dishonest. I think the other poster assumed you were talking about routine maintenance, and not a repair. Your post in this thread didn't mention the failed radiator. You can't assume that everyone here has read your posts elsewhere.
 
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'16.5 Mazda CX-5
The 19" OEM tires on my 2015 GT lasted 22,000 miles and the Michelins I installed cost about $225 each to replace.

The brakes on my 2016.5 Touring lasted 60,000 miles. The rear rotors needed replacement, the front rotors did not. I put Porterfield R4-S pads on it at $120/axle.
 
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'16.5 Mazda CX-5
Yes. Aside from the braking distribution, just look at the size of the rear pads compared the front. The rear pads are tiny. Would have been nice if they could have made them a little bigger and last longer. But not a big deal.

That's not it. The rears go first, but barely in my case, because of the hill holding assist. The rears drag for several feet at every start from a stop.
 
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Phoenix
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I know, it's easy once you know how, but brakes are one thing I don't. As far as where to bring them, I usually use Brake Masters, I figure they do a ton of them and should get it right.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
I know, it's easy once you know how, but brakes are one thing I don't. As far as where to bring them, I usually use Brake Masters, I figure they do a ton of them and should get it right
The Brakes Plus is a national chain shop which I usually recommend friends for brake and alignment job. I usually go there for wheel alignment as they use top-of-the-line Hunter equipment for the work.
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
There are a million and one "how to" brake videos on Youtube.

Other than an oil change, changing the brakes is one of the easiest maintenance tasks a person can do
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
There are a million and one "how to" brake videos on Youtube.

Other than an oil change, changing the brakes is one of the easiest maintenance tasks a person can do
Except many YouTube videos failed to mention very important “Maintenance Mode” for rear brake replacement with Electric Parking Brake (EPB) on CX-5 MY 2016 and newer.

Make sure to read discussions on EPB Maintenance Mode created by tomcat1446:

Maintenance Mode for 2016/2017 CX-5 electronic brakes

And just don’t rotate the caliper piston on rear brakes!

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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
Except many YouTube videos failed to mention very important “Maintenance Mode” for rear brake replacement with Electric Parking Brake (EPB) on CX-5 MY 2016 and newer.

Make sure to read discussions on EPB Maintenance Mode created by tomcat1446:

Maintenance Mode for 2016/2017 CX-5 electronic brakes

And just don’t rotate the caliper piston on rear brakes!

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Most of the how to videos demonstrate doing things in a way that I consider wrong. But they are very helpful in showing everything.