Is it ok to replace the old brake pads with ceramic brake pads?It may be climate/road salt related or just bad luck on my part, but before I started changing my brake fluid regularly I was lucky to get a car further than 10 years into it's life before I had to replace some brake lines due to failure. Since I began flushing I have never had a single brake line rust out. Just one guys experience, but that experience and what ricklee stated "one thing most people don't do" are the reasons I stressed it as important. The vast majority of people don't do it, and most don't even know it is on their vehicles maintenance schedule. I do ignore a lot of things on maintenance scheduled, and let others run long, but when it comes to brakes I don't mess around. If you have never had the terrifying experience of pushing on your brake peddle and having it push very easily all the way to the floor of the car, I hope you never do.
Aside from changing the brake fluids.I live in the mountains and I dont know anyone around here who changes their brake fluid every two years. It is a good idea, but seems to be the one thing most people dont do, and I havent come across any issues where brakes failed in this area due to bad brake fluid.
In general I only replace the pads unless there is a problem with something else. Everything else just gets cleaned up. I do scuff my rotors with heavy sand paper if I am not having them resurfaced/cut.Aside from changing the brake fluids.
Do I need to replace the whole brake set? or just replace the rotors and brake pads?