Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Rotors pads replacement - 2013 Infiniti FX37

asked by on

My car has about 30,500 miles. So I brought it up to the dealership for routine maintenance. They said that the front rotors needed to be replaced with pads. Do you think this is right? Do I really need these now?

Hello. Nissan recommends inspecting the vehicle’s brakes at around 35k miles, as some vehicles brake pads can wear more rapidly than others. Brake pad wear depends entirely on driving conditions, so it may be possible that the pads are indeed worn to the point of requiring replacement. I would ask the dealership for the brake pad specification that they retrieved from the vehicle.

If the pads have less than three millimeters of friction lining remaining, I would consider replacing the pads. In regards to the rotors, in some instances the rotors may be resurfaced and reused. However, that depends again, on the driving conditions and the wear on the rotor. At low mileage it is likely that the rotors are still in good enough shape to at least be resurfaced, however a measurement would be required to know exactly. A thorough inspection of the vehicle’s brakes would help determine exactly what needs to be replaced.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Front Brakes Locking

Your car is relatively new and so the only thing really that I would expect to replace in the braking system are the brake calipers (other than consumables or maintenance items, of course, such as pads and fluid). To replace...

Q: Clutch/gearbox oil 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Hi there - your Spark clutch is a "dry" clutch, which is to say oil/grease are the last thing you want near the clutch friction surface. It does sound like yours is slipping, and may have gotten engine oil or...

Q: Brake rotor burned after brakes replacement

It sounds like the parking brake mechanism has failed and kept the brakes on in that wheel. I cannot say if the dealer should have found the problem at that time, since the problem may not have been there at...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...