Why does the front right brake wear out faster?

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The right front brake probably has a bad caliper. The calipers hold and move the brake pads . If the right caliper has a stuck piston , the pressure will not be the same as the left side. And, the piston on the caliper may not be returning to it's correct position causing pressure to stay on the pad . You can verify that by driving the car and compare the temperature of the right wheel to the left wheel. If the right is considerably hotter, there is a problem with the caliper. BE CAREFUL....BRAKES GET HOT!!!!!

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