I would think that yeah, it's time on those rear brakes. I don't know where you live, but here it is still common to turn rotors. In fact, any AutoZone or other parts store or any shop that does brake work can and will turn rotors as long as they will still be within tolerance. My mechanic does. New rotors are not better, they are just new. A freshly turned rotor, with a new surface, is just as good, and cheaper. The key is to not leave pads on long enough to cause grooving of the main surface. Pads are cheap compared to pads plus rotors. Also, there are some cheapo crappo rotors out there, so when you do buy new ones, stick with high quality or OEM. Which are NOT as cheap as turning.Hello,
Thanks for the info. I thought rear brakes usually lasted a lot longer because most of the vehicle's weight is over the front wheels and the front brakes do most of the braking. My wife's CR-V had the front brakes done at app. 50K but as far as I can tell the rears have never been touched and we now have 80K on the vehicle. Need to do some research on that. Does anyone have an opinion on machining/re-surfacing the rear rotors as apposed to replacing them. Have been told better to replace them as new ones are not very expensive and the perfomance will be better. Thanks
X2 on the quality of many replacement rotors. They MAY be close in cost to just the machining costs, but the metallurgy is inferior. (It's a shame that many auto parts stores no longer turn rotors...they prefer to sell you new junk!)INew rotors are not better, they are just new. A freshly turned rotor, with a new surface, is just as good, and cheaper.
Also, there are some cheapo crappo rotors out there, so when you do buy new ones, stick with high quality or OEM. Which are NOT as cheap as turning.