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Can you install new brake pads on old rotors?

You can install new brake pads on old rotors, but it’s not a good idea Most old rotors have grooves in the rotor face and rust in the cooling vanes. Reusing old rotors without machining the rotor face or at least cleaning out the cooling vanes is just a bad idea. Grooved rotors reduce braking power until the brake pads wears into the groove The flat brake pad will only touch the top ridges of the grooves until it wears into the grooves. That can take up to 10,000 miles, … Read More

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