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New brake pads on old rotors

New brake pads on old rotors — Can you reuse old rotors? Whether you can slap new pads on old rotors depends on the condition of the old rotors. Many times old rotors have grooves and those grooves can quickly wear out the new pads. In essence the grooves have high and low spots. So the new pads with hit the high spots first. In other words, all your braking will be done with just a small portion of the pad which will cause overheating and pad shredding in those … Read More


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