There are few things more disheartening in routine car maintenance than beginning a simple brake job only to discover that your rotor has been damaged. Many people believe that if you have properly maintained your brake system, then you may never have to replace your rotors or have them resurfaced. However, that is simply not true. Rotors are replaceable parts and when the brake pads apply friction to them to stop the vehicle, there will be some wear and tear on the rotor. Therefore, rotor replacement is an anticipated maintenance item.
In addition, if your rotors have become damaged, you may need to have them resurfaced or replace them if you want you brake system to operate smoothly. The decision whether to resurface or replaced is based on whether the rotor can be resurfaced and still be at or above the minimum thickness in its specs.
The experts at Joy Auto Parts of Green Brook, New Jersey or Joy Auto Parts of Chester, New Jersey can examine your rotor, tell you if it needs resurfacing or replacement, and help you find a replacement rotor for your vehicle.