About left foot braking, it actually wears down the pads faster. My grandpa left foot braked, and his Nissan Altima needed brake pads at 35,000 miles. He didn't even hover his foot over the pedal. It is often faster to left foot brake, but it also means that the brakes engage when the engine and transmission are still providing resistance. --- Post updated --- It is a much better method to slow down on racetracks and fun roads, but isn't good during normal driving.