The best way to assess the condition of rotors and brakes is to have it done by a knowledgeable professional. These boys and girls have special training that allows them to evaluate the state of your brakes. You can generally get a free "look see" at many auto shops, and by calling around, you can find a friendly crew that will help you. Brakes are pretty important. If you car runs rough, that's one thing. But if it doesn't stop when you need it too, you (and others) could be in serious trouble.
Certainly the shop you contact would like to work on your car, and the possibility of getting your business motivates them. But most shops are fairly honest and will be straight up with you. (The "bad press" and nasty "write ups" from angry, dissatisfied customers is something they generally want to avoid. Let alone litigation.) Contact the Better Business Bureau in your area to see if any complaints have been filed with a shop you are considering. Also, why not ask around among family or friends that live locally to see if they have any recommendations? That's a good idea, too.
There can be. Only way to know is have your brakes and rotors inspected.
Your rotors need to be turned. They have become warped.
The front rotors are out of round or warped, Need to have the rotors turned.
Replace the pads, and the rotors. You need to change the brake pads and the rotors.
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when needing brakes do you have to replace the rotors to on a s60r
They need replaced when they wear out.
There is no need to spend the money if it doesn't need done. Typically your rotors last longer than your brakes do anyway, so you should be fine for a while.
If they are warped, they need to be turned, if they are groved, they need to be turned. If they are glazed, they need to be turned. In general, if you are working on the brakes, they need to be turned.If they are too thin (not wide enough across) to be turned, they need to be replaced. Many newer rotors are not thick enough to be turned, so you just replace them every time you replace the brakes. Most auto parts retailers will measure the thickness of the rotors for you and tell you if they can be turned.
you can do a visual check if you can see the pads and rotors or a hearing test while driving the car start coming to a stop if you hear a highpitched squeel you need new pads If there is a grinding sound when you step on the brake , you need pads and possibly rotors (depending on the damage) . To check your brakes you need to remove the tire and inspect the pads and rotor . If there is little or no "meat" left on the pad they need changing . If there is pulsing in the peddle when you depress the brakes the rotors may be warped from heat and need to be cut or replaced . Drum brakes require you to remove the tire and drumm to check the shoes .
No you dont have to. All I did was was pump the brakes with the car running
Your brake rotors are warped and need replaced/resurfaced.