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Old 09-11-2017, 06:15 AM   #1
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Default do i need to get new rotors + pads? or can i just resurface rotors + new pads?

06 gt, 60k miles, dealer said my rear breaks need to be replaced. and i agree because i can hear a faint squeal from them when i brake. But with only 60k miles, do I need to get new rotors and pads? or can i just buy new pads and have the rotors resurfaced? what about "turning the rotors"? is that basically where they just flip the rotor?

do i have to get new rotors? or can i just have them resurfaced or turned? this is my first time doing anything with the brakes on this car.
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"turning the rotors" means that they run them through a lathe type machine to resurface them back to a flat surface. Depending upon wear they may not have enough metal to be turned.

Given the price differential, it may be more cost effective to just replace them though.
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Turning the rotors just makes them thinner and more prone to warping. It is always best to change rotors and pads at the same time.
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Right on, thanks guys
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