You're not bothering me, but I'll be heading home soon, then you won't hear from me for a day or two.
Brakes are never under warranty from any manufacturer unless there is a safety-related recall. Same goes for clutch discs for manual transmissions. Those are wear items the manufacturer has no control over. You won't void any other part of the warranty.
As for extended warranties, which are just really expensive service contracts, those are usually not a good value when you can do your own work. I bought one new car from the dealer before I worked for them, and one after. In both cases the salesman mentioned that was available, but they never pushed it like the really high-pressure GM salespeople do.
I agree there are some dealers that look extra hard to find something to sell you. Luckily the people I worked for were not like that. They started in business in the mid '40s in a really tiny town, and have grown to five dealerships by keeping their customers happy. Also, we were always busy with "new vehicle preps" and trade-in safety inspections and repairs so we didn't have to go looking for work. Also, the mechanics were often asked to show customers why something was needed so we had to be able to back up our findings.
How long your brakes last depends on the kind of driving you do. I finally retired my '88 Grand Caravan after 273,000 miles. I put new pads on it twice and one rotor. That includes dragging a tandem axle enclosed trailer that's bigger than the van, to an old car show swap meet a dozen times. That's 110 miles round-trip and the trailer brakes were never hooked up.
9,000 miles is way too soon to be expecting to need brakes. There were some trucks in the '90s that went through pads real fast, but there was a service bulletin for that for trucks that were always grossly overloaded. Those still lasted 25,000 to 30,000 miles.
If you were a mechanic before, you know the things we do to prevent noises and vibrations, and the things do-it-yourselfers can accidentally do to cause those things. If you are not familiar with those things, holler back when you get that far and I'll find a copy of a previous reply and repost it. I don't have enough time left in my life, ... Well, ... My laptop battery, to retype that all right now.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 AT 8:10 PM