WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT NEW BRAKE PADS ON IF I'M REPLACING THE ROTORS

  • Tiny
  • Chrissymc
  • 2002 Ford Focus
  • 53,000 miles

Ive been told I have to replace the front brake rotors on my car. The bake pads are nearly new and I want to know why I have to throw away perfectly good brake pads

Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 8:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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  • 18,991 posts

They have worn to rotor surface if reason to replace is vibration and squeal then new pads are a MUST

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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 9:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Yes, I would replace them, the old rotor may have caused the pads to wear unevenly or have grooves wore into the pads. Your decision.

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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 9:02 PM

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