Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Depends. The best thing would have been to ask your Mechanic why they wore fairly quickly. What you don't mention is the climate you are in, nor the mileage and type of it you did. A delivery driver in the city will go through brake pads faster than someone who does a long highway commute. If you are in a maritime climate with lots of salt used on roads in winter, you will wear them out faster than places with less cold and snow and ice. If your car sits for long periods in a damp climate without being driven, they will wear faster. If you went for the cheapest rotors and brake pads you can get they will not last as long as an OE or first-rate set. If you don't have the caliper slides and pins lubricated once a year, its common for a pad to get stuck and wear prematurely. If you drive the vehicle hard you will also wear them a lot faster than someone who drives very slowly. Which brings us to, yes your brakes will wear faster if other suspension components are worn.