Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why do I constantly need to replace the brake rotors and brake pads?

asked by on

Hi, I have had my car for 3 years, and I am told to replace my rotors again for the 2nd time. Why do I need to replace my rotors and not just my breakpads? My rotors were replaced 1 year ago.

Hi there. That’s a really good question. What reason were you given that the rotors need replacing? What symptoms are you experiencing? If you have a brake vibration, the rotors should have enough thickness after a year, unless you drive 80k miles a year, to be resurfaced to correct the vibration. What is the quality of the parts being used? There are a lot of unknowns here that a qualified technician could answer.

Rotor measurements should be provided and the minimum specification should also be known to be sure the rotors can be resurfaced. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a brake safety inspection and can advise you on proper repairs for your brake system.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Why do I constantly need to replace the brake rotors and brake pads?

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: I have a Lexus RX 350 (2008). This morning it suddenly showed the engine light indicator and started vibrating.

The burning smell and vibrations could have been caused by the engine misfiring and making the exhaust come through the intake or there is an electrical issue that is burning on the exhaust system. I recommend seeking out a professional,...

Q: drone sound only when turning the wheel to change lane or exit ramp (on any/all road surfaces)

Hi there. It sounds like there could be a rear wheel bearing causing the drone. Has anyone checked the rear wheel bearings? They may have gone overlooked due to the front wheel bearings; it does happen. I suggest having a...

Q: Car makes a long thumping noise and skids once the brake is applied

Hello. Does the noise and slipping seem like it is coming from all wheels? It is likely that the brake pads have been installed improperly on all or some of the wheels. The pads can be in crooked, or faulty....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.