I just recently purchased a '91 318i. Fortunately, 11 years of timely service records came with the vehicle. Anyhow, I took the car into the shop a month ago and was told I needed new brakes. With the records stating the brakes were replaced 13,000 miles ago, I thought the repair shop was taking me for a ride. Turns out the calipers had gone bad on my car too causing the brakes to go prematurely.