put the old ones back in the box, return them to where you got them. This is the core charge. as the steel backing plate can be reused as they scrape off the old brake shoe and glue on another new one.
WalMart does not want the cores,
Pep boys might want them and give you a few bucks for them.
Or they may not give you anything. I don't know their business operation.
. As no shop reuses old pads. It just ain't worth it. You chose to have them done early. They ALWAYS DO BOTH WHEELS (as both wheels are the same age so they got about the same wear & it saves you from wasting your time revisiting again a short period of time to do the other...so you have equal braking power to both wheels.
IT IS NOT WORTH THEIR TIME FOR THE EFFORT they will not put on old pads because in a month later you are back to pay them for their labor again.
. Many people wait until it is already too late and they SCORE the rotor with the steel backing plate(which is harder than the rotor so gouges up the rotor real bad.) Changing the shoes early saves in the cost of resurfacing or replacing the rotor.
. No one can say how long your pads will last. Much has to do with the amount you drive. I drive very little and my pads are 12 years old. When they get into the danger zone, they start squealing when you apply the brakes, meaning the pads are near the end of their life. If you use the brakes very little, then about 60K miles is what you can expect for life out of them. If you are a tailgater, and hard driving into the corners and hard stops, then expect to change in 40K(or less)
. The passenger wheel ALWAYS has more life left in it because if you drive alone most of the time...most of the weight is in the driver's seat(your body weight).
. I have done multiple brake pad or shoe changes and noted that one side wears out faster than the other. Various makes of cars, various years.
..Rotors get done when they need Doing. The brake shop looks at them and determines that. They specialize in KNOWING THEIR SCHITT.
· 2 months ago