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When to replace brake rotors

When to replace brake rotors How long do brake rotors last? Carmakers design brake rotors to last through at least two sets of brake pads. But that’s a best-case scenario and doesn’t account for issues like corrosion, grooving, or disc thickness variation caused by lateral runout. How to know when to replace rotors? If you’re feeling pedal pulsation, chances are the rotor has uneven deposits of friction material that’s causing disc thickness variation. You restore the rotor by machining it if it meets the following thickness standards, is crack-free, contains … Read More

Replace brake rotor

When to replace brake rotors Brake rotors don’t last forever so you and the technician must make a decision whether to reuse brake rotors versus resurfacing or replacing them. As car makers have reduced the weight of their vehicles to gain fuel economy they’ve reduced the thickness (and weight) of the brake rotors. In the old days a technician could easily resurface a brake rotor twice. Today, some rotors are so thin right out of the factory that a single resurfacing procedure can thin them to the point where they no … Read More


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