With the wheels removed during tire rotation, the brake condition should be pretty clear.Curious how long before a brake pad/rotor change is needed? These cars are relatively easy on brakes and I have roughly 40K, yet they are barely used!!
Not necessarily - an aggressive driver can be into the friction brakes at every single pedal application. Regen only has so much stopping ability beyond which the friction brakes quickly come into play with enough pedal force.Electric and hybrid vehicles use regeneration as the main braking force such that only in low speeds are the hydraulic brakes applied, and the wear is very low. You will be changing tires sooner than the brake pads.
The problem with this is that most of these clowns insist that since it’s not in the manual the dealership is trying to steal their money. As 99% of volt owners probably don’t know how disk brakes work.The only catch is that you need to ensure you are regularly cleaning + lubing the sliding pins.
One seized caliper will grind it away in no time and you'll need new rotor + pads + caliper.
All my other cars have needed brake pad changes before it became an issue (and you'd be doing the lube procedure when putting on new pads) - this is the first where I need to actively maintain the brakes to ensure optimum performance.