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      10-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Yes I think it is possible, particularly if you use your brakes less per mile than the person who owned the car previously.

About a year ago, I decided to change driving habits during my commute. I now stay in the right lane, never tailgate, and engine brake (downshift) whenever it's safe to do so in lieu of using the brakes.

The CBS indicated 22k remaining for my front pads. After changing my driving habits, It rose slowly to 26k and has stayed there for over 10k miles.

In my case, I changed my habits when I had around 60k miles, now I have a little over 80.

Recently, the dealer measured my pad thickness as 9mm which I don't think is inconsistent with the CBS.

Maybe you can have someone check your pad thickness for you?