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Old 01-18-2018, 01:59 AM
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So the dealership advised me that itís time for some front brake pads and rotors. Is it true that the rotors are a different material so they can not be resurfaced and they must be replaced? This is the first I have heard of brake rotors needing to be replaced instead of resurfaced. Is the service writer just trying to make a extra few bucks off of me or is he telling the truth.
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Do you know how many miles the vehicle has traveled since last brake service, Tito?

Not many re-surface these rotors. They're a throw-away item. the permissible wear limit is minimal before it's out of spec.
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Sad but true. Not many manufacturers making Rotors that can be turned. It’s all about fuel economy standards and initial cost to manufacturer
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Do you know how many miles the vehicle has traveled since last brake service, Tito?The car only has 53,000 miles. This would be its first brake job.
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Not many re-surface these rotors. They're a throw-away item. the permissible wear limit is minimal before it's out of spec.
The dealer was saying the rotors are semi carbon or semi something thatís why they canít cut the rotor.
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Do you know how many miles the vehicle has traveled since last brake service, Tito?
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Not many re-surface these rotors. They're a throw-away item. the permissible wear limit is minimal before it's out of spec.

Car has 53,000 miles. This would be its first brake job.
The dealer was saying the rotors are semi carbon or semi something thatís why they canít cut the rotor.
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It's time for new front brake pads and rotors. Any other brands you recommend other than OEM?
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